JUST MUSTARD – ” Heart Under “

Posted: May 27, 2022 in MUSIC

Heart Under“, Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records, is an album that asks you to forget what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band, and turns a year of lockdown and personal struggles into a breath taking artistic statement. Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (“Still”, “In Shade”) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (“Sore”, “Mirrors”), all tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision. On “Wednesday”, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and production techniques, and “Heart Under” serves as the next stage of this development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every boundary of the band stretched.

“Thrillingly untraditional” – NME ★★★★★

Masters of atmosphere” – Dork, ★★★★

“A striking, fantastically original work” – CLASH, 8/10

Just Mustard are a band completely at one with their sound, and with “Heart Under” they have well and truly mastered the art of atmospheric rock.” – Loud and Quiet, 9/10

Simultaneously ghostly and glorious, a wretched yet emancipatory tornado of distorted dissonance that places the band among the vanguard of the British Isles’ ever-crowded post-punk scene.” – Paste, 8.5/10

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