Mush cite Pavement, Sonic Youth, Television and The Fall as their primary influences, and we’re getting crack cloud & black midi vibes too – in short, you should listen to what this leeds band is doing.
There’s both consolidation and progression at play on ‘Induction Party’. The four-piece - Hyndman, guitarist Steve Tyson, bassist Nick Grant and drummer Phil Porter – 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, Matt Wilkinson and the resident basement 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 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.
- Totally Derivative
- Operation Vaken
- Dystopian Maps
- Everyone Loves A Casualty ('Cept Me)