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UK trio Mush release new album “Lines Redacted” and here’s one last new single before the whole album drops. “The concept for “Hazmat Suits” bizarrely predates the pandemic,” explains frontman Dan Hyndman. “It then quickly became relevant and I retroactively rewrote some of the verses. I saw a group of guys in Hazmat Suits going into a building in Leeds town center around March, it was a really strong image that made me pick the tune-up again. It evoked a real modern dystopian vibe.”

The Leeds three piece, Mush’s new album Lines Redacted is out this week. Politically on point without being didactic, musically uncompromising yet as catchy as the Kent variant and as funny as it is coruscating, it’s Album of the Day on BBC 6 Music today and is getting praised to the rafters elsewhere:

One of the finest British guitar records of recent years” 8/10 UNCUT
“Rallying against aggravating, absurd political realities with passion and humor, the Leeds post-punks offer a tongue-in-cheek counterpoint to dourer contemporaries” Pitchfork
“Twisty indie rock that pulls from the gamut of the arch and angular” Brooklyn Vegan

New album Lines Redacted out 12th February 2021.

Preorder from https://www.musicglue.com/mushband

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The Leeds-based art-rock trio, Mush, release their feverish second LP, “Lines Redacted”. The new release, which finds the group recruiting Lee Smith (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses) on mixing duties, arrives just under a year after their debut LP, 3D Routine, capping off what has been an obviously tumultuous, but remarkably prolific year for the band. With any prospect of live shows decimated, the group, led by songwriter, Dan Hyndman, has found the time to release two EPs (‘Great Artisanal Formats’ and ‘Yellow Sticker Hour’) and now a duo of full-length albums.

Mush, comprised of Hyndman (guitar/vox), Nick Grant (bass/vox) and Phil Porter (drums), present their own sonic idiosyncrasy. It’s a sound that blurs the lines of abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary; utilising guitars as tools in 2020 to stave off malaise whilst simultaneously commenting on the nation’s ability to fall into such dire straits. It’s a sensory overload of wiry tones that zig-zag between punk, prog and sardonic-funk with a relentless ability to reflect society’s faults and apathy in a unique and acerbic manner. Whereas the band’s debut was very much a product of its time, something part-inspired by the political atmosphere of mid-2019 and a genuine moment of optimism when the prospect of a socialist government in the UK was on the cards, this new record uses tongue-in-cheek cynicism as a coping mechanism for the environment that we now find ourselves in.

From one song to the next, Lines Redacted introduces a string of different narrators with each providing a different reflection on the Armageddon scenario that we are slowly entering, whether that’s bemoaning it or gleefully willing it along. 3D Routine presented a bed of scathing political jibes latching onto themes and decisions of the time. Lines Redacted mutates these ideas into something slightly more sinister whilst maintaining all of Hyndman’s razor-sharp wit that permeates the album.

The Leeds-based art-rock trio, Mush, are set to release their feverish second LP, Lines Redacted via Memphis Industries on February 12th, 2021. 

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Following hot on the heels of their debut album “3D Routine”, Leeds upstarts Mush will be releasing “Great Artisanal Formats” – a 5 track EP for Record Store Day 2020.Mush have established themselves as one of the most inventive and exciting new guitar bands in the UK having supported Stereolab and Shame, been supported heavily at 6 Music (5 x Marc Riley sessions + daytime playlist) and played a host of high profile festivals including All Points East, The Great Escape and Transmusicales.

“Great Artisanal Formats” is another collection of off kilter guitar licks and wry observational takes on modern society. Mush are touring the UK and Europe in – FR Paris, Supersonic08 Apr – FR Lyon, Le Sonic10 Apr – FR Lille, Pzzle Festival @ Le Grand Mix12 Apr – UK Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall13 Apr – UK Brighton, The Prince Albert14 Apr – UK London, Sebright Arms15 Apr – UK Bristol, The Lanes16 Apr – UK Manchester, YES17 Apr – UK Sheffield, Picture House Social18 Apr – UK Newcastle, The Cumberland ArmsPraise for Mush’s debut album “3D Routine”:

“Old-school indie meets 2020 attitude” 8/10 UNCUT”Wonky indie rock at its best” 8/10 Louder Than War”Mush’s riffy, funky post-punk is as cathartic as it is surreal”

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MUSH – ” Live On KEXP “

Posted: March 23, 2020 in MUSIC
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Mush are from Leeds. They play a kind of slacked out art-rock. The songs are melodic and highly music -orientated but weirdly catchy and infectious. Their early single Alternative Facts was a ten minute critique of the increasingly familiar phenomenon of fake news and the movement toward soundbite-orietntated politics. Set to a backdrop of a driving repetitive rhythms, weaving guitar textures and off the cuff a-tonal vocal style,Alternative Factsis a catchy and refreshing single choice. due to the sheer length. Live performances have prompted the expected ‘guitar band’comparisons to the likes of Pavement, Television, Velvet underground etc. Mush, however, play with an unhinged and experimental energy and purist intentionality that means they are ones to watch in their own right.

Mush performing live at the La Chapelle by le Studio in Rennes, France, during Trans Musicales 2019. Recorded December 8, 2019.

Songs: Eat The Etiquette Revising My Fee Gig Economy 3D Routine Alternative Facts

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3D Routine’ has arrived. Following on from their ‘Induction Party E.P’, Mush are circulating their own sonic mythology, blurring the lines between abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary. Like its predecessor ‘3D Routine’ is a sensory overload of clattering, hooky, guitar work. However, this time space emerges between the onslaughts and in this respite, room is found for new emotional depth. More expansive than ever before, ‘3D Routine’ manages to maintain the rawness of a classic debut but it’s experimentation and variety portray a band unlikely to rest on their ‘guitar band’ chops.

Songwriter Dan Hyndman explains the genesis of the band as being “fairly boiler plate” a combination of friends old and new converging in Leeds post-uni to form a band predominantly united in their mutual affection for the Pavement back catalogue. Finally settling on a lineup of Nick Grant (bass), Tyson (guitar) and Phil Porter (drums) the band’s progression has taken them far beyond this original vision.

UK band Mush are gearing up to release their new LP 3D Routine next week, and this latest single “Existential Dread” is a fun example of the band’s angular, guitar-driven style, which blends nervous post-punk with garage rock distortion.

Having garnered local attention in the early days for their unhinged and often calamitous live shows in Leeds, it was the unlikely radio hit ‘Alternative Facts’, (clocking in at an uncompromising ten minutes) that brought the Mush to the attention of a wider audience. The song, one of the last releases for the legendary Too Pure Singles Club saw early support from Marc Riley and others on BBC 6music with them playing multiple sessions, and the follow up single, ‘Gig Economy’ hopping onto the 6music playlist. Roaming further afield from their hometown, Mush spent the first half of 2019 heading out around the UK, earning a reputation for their intense live performances, supporting the likes of Girl Band, The Lovely Eggs, Yak, Shame and Stereolab, as well as releasing the ‘Induction Party’ EP to great acclaim. At the tail end of summer of 2019 Mush headed to Leeds’ Green Mount Studio and with Andy Savours (Dream Wife, Our Girl, My Bloody Valentine) manning the mixing desk, their debut LP, ‘3D Routine’ was born.

The way in which the album brazenly moves from polished 3- minute punk tracks, to avant-garde spoken word, to sardonic-political funk, whilst sounding like the same band is testament to an uncompromisingly unrefined ethic and compounds the jarring nature of Mush. Together, the songs form a unified, abrasive, emotive, frenetic and entirely beguiling concoction of sound and opinion, a fast-moving snapshot of current times, relatable, politically minded and incredibly personal. Music for those who want their guitars loud and weird, and their political commentary a little less ‘on the nose’.

 

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Following on from their ‘Induction Party e.p’, Mush are circulating their own sonic mythology, blurring the lines between abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary. like its predecessor ‘3d routine’ is a sensory overload of clattering, hooky, guitar work. however, this time space emerges between the onslaughts and in this respite, room is found for new emotional depth. more expansive than ever before, ‘3d routine’ manages to maintain the rawness of a classic debut but it’s experimentation and variety portray a band unlikely to rest on their ‘guitar band’ chops. songwriter Dan Hyndman explains the genesis of the band as being “fairly boiler plate” a combination of friends old and new converging in Leeds post-uni to form a band predominantly united in their mutual affection for the Pavement back catalogue. finally settling on a lineup of Nick Grant (bass), Tyson (guitar) and Phil Porter (drums) the band’s progression has taken them far beyond this original vision.

having garnered local attention in the early days for their unhinged and often calamitous live shows in Leeds, it was the unlikely radio hit ‘Alternative Facts’, (clocking in at an uncompromising ten minutes) that brought the Mush to the attention of a wider audience. the song, one of the last releases for the legendary too pure singles club saw early support from Marc Riley and others on BBC 6music with them playing multiple sessions, and the follow up single, ‘Gig Economy’ hopping onto the 6music playlist. roaming further afield from their hometown, Mush spent the first half of 2019 heading out around the uk, earning a reputation for their intense live performances, supporting the likes of Girl Band, the Lovely Eggs, Yak, Shame and Stereolab, as well as releasing the ‘induction Party’ ep to great acclaim. at the tail end of summer of 2019 mush headed to Leeds’ green mount studio and with Andy Savours (dream wife, our girl, my bloody valentine) manning the mixing desk, their debut lp, ‘3d routine’ was born. the way in which the album brazenly moves from polished 3- minute punk tracks, to avant-garde spoken word, to sardonic-political funk, whilst sounding like the same band is testament to an uncompromisingly unrefined ethic and compounds the jarring nature of mush. together, the songs form a unified, abrasive, emotive, frenetic and entirely beguiling concoction of sound and opinion, a fast-moving snapshot of current times, relatable, politically minded and incredibly personal. music for those who want their guitars loud and weird, and their political commentary a little less ‘on the nose’.

Mush, the Leeds band who specialise in wryly-observational, exquisite lo-fi guitar pop, have signed to Memphis Industries and release their debut EP. Recorded at Glasgow’s thriving Green Door Studio with Ronan Fay (also guitarist of ascendant Scottish rockers Sweaty Palms), the EP’s six tracks follow the proud lineage of art-rock from both sides of the pond. Mush cite Pavement, Sonic Youth, Television and The Fall as their primary influences.

There’s both consolidation and progression at play on Induction Party. The four-piece are now cemented as more of a song writing entity than the “noise project” they would describe their early incarnation. Debut single Alternative Facts (released on a Too Pure Singles Club 7”) received regular radio play from Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq and Matt Wilkinson despite clocking in at a glorious ten minutes. Much of Induction Party hones Alternative’s Facts and follow-up single, the BBC 6 Music-playlisted Gig Economy’s slanted take on social and political trends

Mush’s super fun lo-fi art-rock EP ‘Induction Party’ is out today. You can pick up ‘Induction Party’ from one of your favourite indie shops

Mush have idiosyncrasies all of their own and Induction Party is far more than an endearing homage to the bands listed above. Hyndman’s excitable half-sung, half-yelped vocal snipes and lolls around each song as though sometimes even he doesn’t know where the melody’s going to go next. There’s a sense that not a second of music’s been wasted, a refinement in the band’s song writing process that means nothing clocks in at over four minutes. On Litvinenko and Induction Party they prove themselves truly as a product of our time.

The new EP ‘Induction Party’ is out May 31st via Memphis Industries.

Catch Mush live, including tonight at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds and at All Points East Festival on 2nd June in London:

Last year, after more than a decade, the Too Pure Singles Club came to an end. After more than 120 releases, including early recordings by the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, Bear Hands and Drahla.

So after 10 years Too Pure Singles Club came to a natural end as a subscription based label in December 2017 and the label closed its doors. It was a sad day for many reasons none more so than there was now one less label championing underground UK music and generally bringing the mother flipping ruckus… Fear not Dipped in Gold is here to fill that void! We begin this momentous journey with the first release… by Leeds Art-Rockers Mush. Like Alt Facts before it Gig Economy combines a wry social commentary with spasmodic and Idiosyncratic hooks and general guitar wonderment. Mush have been causing quite the stir on the DIY scene supporting the likes of Rolling Blackouts, Omni, Ulrika Spacek, Drahla and Parquet Courts

The launch of Dipped In Gold Recordings. It’s not a monthly subscription club by Too Pure, instead sharing the most exciting new sounds they come across.

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So this fresh chapter begins with a release from Mush. This Leeds four-piece share ‘Gig Economy’ – four minutes of addictive, scratchy, lo-fi art-rock. It comes out on 14th September.

MUSH – ” Alternative Facts “

Posted: February 20, 2018 in MUSIC
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Mush are an artrock band from Leeds, for fans of Pavement, Parquet Courts, Television, The Fall, & The Clean. Their debut single ‘Alternative Facts’ and follow up ‘Luxury Animals’ got regular plays on BBC6 in 2017 and saw them do two live session for Marc Riley in the space of a few months. The band have also been touring with The Wytches, British Sea Power, and Ulrika Spacek.

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