Since the release of 2019 debut EP, Letting Go Mighty Tortuga have honed a soundscape that is both intimate and accessible. TJ Redding's compelling lyricism is the perfect narration, and the band's storytelling and memorable hooks have seen them pick up acclaim from genre tastemakers including Kerrang, Idobi Radio and Substream Magazine, as well as catching the attention of former Taking Back Sunday man Fred Mascherino.
In summer 2022, Mighty Tortuga unveiled five track EP Eternal Sunshine on Mascherino's Heading East Records, with the guitarist and The Color Fred founder also behind the controls on The Plague Inside Your Head.
Filling the void with what Mall Emo has been lacking in the current emo revival, Mighty Tortuga's new EP, The Plague Inside Your Head features five tracks of introspective and finely crafted emo/alt-indie, nodding to frontrunners of their respective genres including Mayday Parade, Bad Suns, and Pinegrove.
Adorned with a glistening pop sensibility, which complements the intimacy of the lyricism, without overpowering the intricate instrumentation, the tracks are as compelling as they are accessible. Dripping with honesty and emotion, The Plague Inside Your Head is another move towards the mainstream for emo music.