Share new single “Seven Trumpets”
New Album: Lines Redacted – February 12, 2021
Out via Memphis Industries
The BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders’ “Next Wave” artist) and 6 Music-tipped art-rock trio, Mush, are today sharing their fizzing new single, “Seven Trumpets” – listen here.
The new track is lifted from the Leeds-based band’s clear-eyed second album, Lines Redacted, which is out via Memphis Industries on February 12 and comes mixed by Lee Smith (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses).
Listen to the single here-
Mush merges this adrenaline infusion of energy with a surge of defiance. Their vision embraces obscurity with powerful lyrical prowess. With Seven Trumpets Mush captures their unhinged essential rock revolution. Another creation of angular tones, brash beats, and this powerful explosive zeal.
The vocal notes capture Dan Hyndman’s effervescent charisma that fights against the compelling and fierce soundscape the musicians have created. With some characteristics to early Mark Mothersbaugh, Dan standouts as the most promising wordsmith of our generation mesmerizing the audience with harmony, charm, and the ability to captivate from that first note. Rolling rhythms and a precise level of urgency provide conviction to the exploration. This noodling melody casually glides towards controlled but dextrous chaos and evolving tone. This track attacks, exhilarating.
The full-length release, which was announced recently with the NPR, Line of Best Fit, Dork , 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.
Tipped previously by the likes of BBC 6 Music, Loud & Quiet, Uncut, Q, Stereogum, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Dork and more, 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.
Live shows alongside Girl Band, Shame, The Lovely Eggs, Stereolab, and more allowed tracks from 3D Routine to develop in the live capacity before becoming their fully-formed, recorded counterparts. Lines Redacted, on the other hand,is a product of supposed home-working and having more time to-hand; written at the tail end of an election cycle, in the midst of a pandemic and with a large-scale recession lingering like a dark blot on the edge of an ever-shrinking horizon.
Lines Redacted will be available on clear transparent vinyl plus an exclusive Rough Trade purple vinyl edition.
February 12, 2021
Out via Memphis Industries
1. Drink the Bleach
2. Blunt Instruments
4. Dusting For Prints
5. Lines Redacted
6. Seven Trumpets
7. Clean Living
9. Hazmat Suits
12. Lines Discontinued