The buzzing UK post punk scene has produced more than its fair share of internationally recognized exports in recent times. One of the more talked about bands from that scene, the Leeds-based quartet Mush, have announced their debut LP 3D Routine which is due out February 14th, 2020 on Memphis Industries. The band initially attracted attention in the UK while touring in support of bands like Girl Band, Shame, Drahla and Stereolab, before releasing one of the last singles on the influential Too Pure Singles Club (known for putting out some of the earliest releases from Fear of Men, Drahla and Hookworms), a track called “Alternative Facts” which was an unlikely hit on UK radio despite clocking in at an uncompromising 10 minutes. The single was followed by the Induction Party EP which was released just prior to the band entering the studio with producer Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dream Wife) who produced their debut full length.
Check out the band’s first single, “Eat The Etiquette”:
Recalling contemporaries like Pottery and Omni while drawing on greats like the Buzzcocks and DEVO, any description of the band’s sound would be incomplete without reference to frontman Dan Hyndman’s deeply unusual singing voice and laser-focused political song writing. On “Eat The Etiquette”, this takes a form that Hyndman describes as a “a stream of consciousness type rant”, on a track that takes aim at the use of “common sense” as societal weapon; the “sick laughing track of malicious intent” making a mockery of progressive ideas, while “manufactured sense” helps maintain the underlying and iniquitous structures of wealth and power.
For more information about Mush or to purchase their music check them out HERE!
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