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Review: Yndian Mynah - The Boys Scribbled Like Mad

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Yndian Mynah’s long-awaited album is finally here, taking you on an instrumental journey through the aural senses…

By Frederic Egersdörfer

Published Friday, 25 November 2022 09:18

The Boys Scribble Like Mad is the second album from Cape Town-based band Yndian Mynah. Described as an instrumental post-rock band, Yndian Mynah is not your conventional rock band.

“Instrumental bands are a dime a dozen and Yndian Mynah are certainly the rare coin of the bunch”. ~ Frederic Egersdorfer

Since Yndian Mynah’s debut Velvet Youth, which was released in 2019. The band has achieved much success and acclaim with their previous singles, ‘Ridge Forrester’, ‘Massimo (Don’t Go)’ and ‘Chai Tea’.

Each song is unique in its own right, with each chorus having explosive rhythms and a healthy selection of drums and Kick-Ass guitar riffs taking you on an aural destination, with some nostalgia drifting in.

Beginning with ‘Socks on Astroturf’; The song is just over 7-minutes, it is rather drawn-out and lethargic, however, it eventually kicks into a rhythm after 2-minutes.

‘Gestalt’ makes its way next and dives right into a chorus of energetic sound driven by electric guitars, drums and bass.

By the time you reach ‘Eisbein’, you find yourself tapping your feet and bobbing your head to the rhythm. Guaranteed to be a hit for fans, ‘Eisbein’ is a sure winner.

‘Follow The Dots’ draws you into an atmospheric explosion with high-energy drums, guitars and bass, engulfing you into an aural sensation.

‘Cosmos’ continues the atmospheric sensation with a fair sense of nostalgia taking you through an emotional journey across the universe.

‘The Kitchen Conversation’ is another well-thought-out composition. Another enjoyable piece pushing the boundaries of nostalgia.

Last but not least is their final single, ‘Mr Bates’. Slowing things down, ending the album on a perfect note. 


Yndian Mynah has successfully achieved a suitable album perfect for your collection, whether digital or physical. The structure of The Boys Scribbled Like Mad is a rare masterpiece for instrumental rock fans. Written without vocals, placing instruments at the core of the album. 

Go get your copy. What are you waiting for?

Updated on:
>> Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:31

Instrumental Rock, Review, Post Rock, Yndian Mynah

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About Yndian Mynah

Yndian Mynah is a South African instrumental band based in Cape Town.
Their sound can be described as post-rock music with hints of dreamy psychedelia, post-punk and prog-rock that vacillate sounds between explosive edges and nostalgic narratives. Influenced by DIY culture, the band started off by playing tightly packed intimate floor shows and quickly elevated to festival stages across South Africa.


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