Leeds trio Mush have released another song from their forthcoming album, Redacted Lines, out next month.
Following on from the previous song, Blunt Instruments, which we previewed here in November, the band now present the song Seven Trumpets. It is a cranked-up, lurching cut from the new record, arriving as a buzz of prickly guitar lines knotted around a punctuating rhythm section. Whilst further mining the album’s overarching theme of Armageddon, singer-songwriter, Dan Hyndman, provides a call for climate action with his urgent vocal foray, helping to achieve a sound that is in equal bouts celebratory and sarcastic, taking lyrical aim at complacency in the face of danger.
Speaking about the track, Hyndman says: “‘Seven Trumpets” started as a climate change jaunt, but with the plethora of Armageddon scenarios currently on display, it became more about sleepwalking into disaster in a generalised sense. It has a Beefhearty breakdown in the middle.”
Check out the song below.
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.
The band’s second album, Lines Redacted, will be released on the 12th of February via Memphis Industries. We’ll have a full review of it here on Louder Than War very soon.
Photo credit: James Brown
Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.