Mush – in session for Marc Riley (with bonus track via Gideon Coe) – September 27, 2022 – BBC 6 Music –
Mush in session tonight. One of those bands that just released their debut album 3D Routine, loaded with optimism and good feedback, then COVID hit and the entire world went into lockdown. Plans were put on hold, sessions were either cancelled or done via social distancing, a lot of waiting and wondering what was going to happen next. Some bands and artists got side-projects done – some did a lot of writing and wood-shedding – some got creative and did Zoom sessions via various bedrooms and empty living rooms. COVID made it possible for a lot of people to get very creative in how they were going to spend the time in lockdown. It also didn’t help that, politically, Boris Johnson left a lot of sour tastes in the mouths of those bands with political messages. Of which Mush were/are one.
They took advantage of the lockdown and went to work on a second album. By the time lockdown was lifted and life was starting to get back to a semblance of normal, they released their follow-up, Down Tools in July of this year and have been on a roll getting caught up on the word-of-mouth as well as gigging and doing sessions, like this one for Marc Riley (with a bonus session track for Gideon Coe’s program following Riley).
Mush formed in 2015, its first iteration being as a five-piece noise band with three guitars. mush’s mo and sound have changed a lot since then as the band continues to grow and hone their sound. on 3d routine the sound centered around the interweaving of duelling guitars of steven tyson and hyndman. since tyson’s death, hyndman has contributed all of the guitars for lines redacted and down tools. recent recruit, myles kirk is now on second guitar duties ushering another new era for the band, joining dan, nick and phil.
Here is their latest session, recorded earlier today via BBC 6 Music.
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