Vanishing Twin announce new video for ‘Lazy Garden’ from their upcoming album ‘Afternoon X’

Ahead of their new album ‘Afternoon X’  set for release on October 6th, Vanishing Twin reveal new single ‘Lazy Garden’  out today.

An unfurling cinematic piece of psychedelic avant-gardism with surreal imagery and infectious melodies – time flies in the ‘Lazy Garden’.

“I’m half baked, a soft cake, and half blind, from the sun. And my brains, and it’s waves, full of holes like a sponge” It’s a vision of a retirement that will never happen, accompanied by village orchestra.

‘Afternoon X’  encounters Vanishing Twin in the throes of a marked creative shift during which each member took on less defined roles and a more collaborative approach, more like the work of three co-producers than a band. Recorded over the course of late 2022 and early 2023, the album is the product of a series of marathon recording sessions by various configurations of Cathy Lucas, Valentina Magaletti and Susumu Mukai.

Crafted from a playful balance of humour and rigour, with each member embracing the role of the multi-instrumentalist and process over outcome, ‘Afternoon X’  furthers of trajectory of exploration that has defined their recent releases. Pursuing creative openness and an expanded palette of references and sources, Magaletti’s metronomic, cycling patterns and the pulse of Mukai’s bass lines remain at the core of their sound, but these rooted rhythms now form the groundwork for the pursuit of greater tonal, textural, and structural range.

Initially formed by the singer and multi-instrumentalist, Cathy Lucas, in 2015, following a series of line-up changes, Vanishing Twin is now the tightly honed, London based collective of Lucas, the drummer Valentina Magaletti (Holy Tongue, Tomaga, Moin) and the bassist Susumu Mukai (Zongamin). Harnessing the diverse backgrounds and touchstones of its members – Lucas’ left-field song-craft, Magaletti’s singular approaches to experimental percussion, and Mukai’s long history in the production of electronic music – over nearly a dozen releases since 2016, the band has refined a hypnotic sound at the juncture of minimalism, kosmische, post-punk, and dream-laden, psychedelic pop.

Vanishing Twin embark upon a new multifaceted journey that collectively culminates as the bands most forward-thinking and groundbreaking release to date.

‘Afternoon X’ is out 6th October. Available in Limited Edition White Vinyl + Risograph Print Booklet (Rough Trade Exclusive), Limited Edition White Vinyl (Rough Trade Exclusive), Black Vinyl + Risograph Print Booklet, Black Vinyl & CD.


Vanishing Twin ‘Afternoon X’



A band that fearlessly floats in the hazy space between the real world and an imagined one


Both timely and timeless

The Wire