TUNE Mush - Revising My Fee
Mush release new single ‘Revising My Fee’ via Memphis Industries on 6th March, taken from forthcoming debut album ‘3D Routine’ (out 14th February).
Lead singer, Dan Hyndman says of ‘Revising My Fee’; “This song is a gripe about work/life balance and the generational divide. Income to rent ratios and essentially just how financially poor the younger generation tend to be currently. Lots of patronising chatter in the media about pre-made sandwiches and ready meals bankrupting a generation out of home ownership, ignoring the backdrop of a decade of austerity: ‘meal-deal critique, aspirational creed.’ The younger generations are now told they are not go getters the way the baby boomers, largely responsible for how things are now, supposedly were.”
‘3D Routine’ is a fully-fledged manifesto for the age of misinformation. The twin disciples of surrealism and realism collide in the data stream, creating the absurdity of modern times. The LP brazenly moves from polished 3-minute punk tracks, to avant-garde spoken word, to sardonic political funk, is a testament to an uncompromisingly unrefined ethic compounding the jarring nature of Mush. Together, the songs form a unified, emotive, frenetic and entirely beguiling concoction of sound and opinion.
Hyndman explains the genesis of Mush 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 line-up of Nick Grant (bass), Tyson (guitar) and Phil Porter (drums), the band’s progression has taken them far beyond their original vision.
Mush will play: Feb: Rough Trade Bristol (18th), Rough Trade Nottingham (19th), Rough Trade East London (20th). More dates TBA.