Mush - Down Tools
Mush - Down Tools
Mush - Down Tools

Mush - Down Tools

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This item is scheduled to be released on 8th July 2022.

Format

Scorchin third LP from Leeds' ever-excellent Mush.

Description

Leeds art-rock group Mush (Dan Hyndman - vocals / guitar, Phil Porter - drums, Nick Grant - bass, Myles Kirk– guitar) are set to return with album ‘Down Tools’ via Memphis Industries. The new record marks the prolific band’s third album in as many years, following hype- building early singles ‘Alternative Facts’ and ‘Gig Economy’, 2020’s debut LP ‘3D Routine’ and 2021's acclaimed ‘Lines Redacted’, which pushed their sound further and, as Uncut wrote, saw them become “kindred spirits to Wand and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, two other bands prolifically honing their sound and approach, steadily developing their voice.”

 

+ Indie LPs are pressed on yellow marble vinyl. 
+ Indie LPs include a very limited bonus CD.

Dinked Edition 182 [SOLD OUT]
+ Exclusive Green Marble vinyl *
+ Flexi disc including exclusive track *
+ Hand numbered *
+ Exclusive pressing of 300
+ One Per Customer

* EXCLUSIVE to Dinked Edition

On ‘Down Tools’, this voice grows again into a more brilliantly singular sound. It sees Mush getting loose, moving away from the defined moods and textures of ‘Lines Redacted’ with a musical openness, straddling genres while avoiding pastiche. Hyndman says of the lyrics on ‘Down Tools’ that “there was a conscious decision to retreat further from an observational approach” with vocals being ad-libbed lending the record a more abstract feel. Hyndman continues: “this album is less dark than the previous one. The Armageddon obsession has eased, or at least the symptoms have become milder due to saturation. Musically there’s a lot more chill on the record – there’s a few more mellow tracks out there and the most astute listener may even be able to decipher some of the words, fingers crossed.”

While grief and work balance form themes on the record, Hyndman’s approach is largely made up of abstract, disconnected streams of consciousness and lines liberally taken from books, paintings, films and beyond. On ‘Human Resources’, Hyndman dramatically retells a battle he had with an HR department at a job in a David and Goliath style. The song 'Group Of Death’, a phrase chillingly familiar to any football fan, is emblematic of the turn towards softer, more considered sounds. Hyndman says: “In my warped imagination it just sounds like a Paul McCartney song,

but it won’t to others. I initially had the idea of doing a World Cup song called ‘Group of Death’, but by the time it was written nothing beyond the title had any relevance to football. Anyway, the next World Cup is in Qatar so fuck that shit.” Northern Safari meanwhile is a song about the way the North of England has been portrayed in the media and used as a mirror to reflect some of the nastier elements of what’s going on in society, in particular vox pops around Doncaster, portraying a particular narrative of the collapse of the red wall and the disgruntled ex-miners. ‘Down Tools’ then sees Mush idiosyncratically ping-pong from finger picked looseners to noise-rock bangers to brilliantly entertaining effect, avoiding post punk saturation with an easy style and
wit.

Tracklisting

A1 Grief Thief
A2 Karoshi Karaoke
A3 Get On Yer Soapbox A4 Human Resources
A5 Northern Safari
A6 Dense Traffic
B1 Inkblot and The Wedge B2 Group of Death
B3 Groundswell
B4 Interlude
B5 Burn, Suffering!
B6 Down Tools

Artist: Mush
Label: Memphis Industries
Catalogue: MI0726LPX
Barcode: 5056340104125
Format: Dinked, LP or CD
Release Date: 8th July 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 8th July 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.

                               

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When is this released?

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