My Past is a Quiet Beast

by Mt. Doubt

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about

Starting life at the beginning of 2015, Mt Doubt is the project of Edinburgh-based musician Leo Bargery. As a one man project, he released initial singles 'Feathers' and 'Asunder' which gained airplay on the likes of Amazing Radio, XFM, while album track 'Leap' received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland on the Vic Galloway Show.

Those singles were only the tip of the iceberg, as Mt Doubt's debut album 'My Past Is A Quiet Beast' would prove. Self released, 'My Past is a Quiet Beast' is a moody, introspective work that combines often morose and sombre lyrics with a big sound. Full on quiet-loud-quiet dynamics, hammering guitars, and the amazing production talents of Mark Morrow (The Winter Tradition). Conversely there’s also times where the songs are stripped back to their bare bones, pairing Bargery’s mature and allegorical writing with bold and sombre soundscapes.

Comparison's have been made to The National, Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, The Twilight Sad, and The War on Drugs. For Bargery, the real joy lies in getting between these influences and creating something personal and real.

'Feathers' chosen as XFM's 'Track of the Day' June 2015
Mt Doubt named in BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway's '25 Scottish Artist to Watch in 2016'
My Past Is A Quiet Beast named in Scottish Fiction's Top 10 Scottish Albums of 2015

“There's no denying Bargery's ability to create atmospheric indie-pop with delicate and sinewy melodies.”
– The Scottish Herald

“Immediate comparisons will be drawn with The National.”
– The National

“There’s a lot going on in the album, with some lovely instrumentation. I love how it veers from delicate textures to more full-on sounds.”
– Jim Gellatly

“Beguiling and strangely attractive 70s-ish vocals prick up significant interest.”
– RaveChild

“Brooding Matt Berninger-esque vocals, The War on Drugs-tinged melodies and spatterings of M83-style synths.”
– Scottish Fiction 

“My Past is a Quiet Beast really is an intriguing and rather wonderful debut album which deserves as much attention as it can possibly get.”
– Almost Predictable. Almost 

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released May 15, 2015

All tracks written by Mt. Doubt.

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Mt. Doubt Edinburgh, UK

Starting life at the beginning of 2015, Mt. Doubt is the project of Edinburgh-based musician Leo Bargery.

Mt. Doubt has received radio airplay on Amazing Radio, Xfm, KEXP, and BBC Radio Scotland.

Releases have gained praise from The Herald, The National, and many blog.

Tipped as one of Vic Galloway's '25 Scottish Artists to Watch in 2016'.
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