Mush share new single “Fear Index” | New EP “Artisanal Formats” due out on Record Store Day

Following on from their debut album “3D Routine”, Leeds art rockers Mush have shared their new single “Fear Index” and details of their upcoming 5 track 7” EP “Great Artisanal Formats”, which will be released via Memphis Industries on 20th June for RecordStore Day 2020

“Fear Index” is a crisp one minute forty seconds, juxtaposing lead-singer Dan Hyndman’s existential woes against absurdist guitar wrangling. Taken from their new EP “Great Artisanal Formats”, Dan Hyndman explains how the EP came to be:

We felt like we wanted to be back in the studio ASAP after finishing “3D Routine”. This was a strange record because we had the idea for it, in terms of format, before writing any of the songs. I’ve always enjoyed the early punk budget 7″ E.P’s and also I’ve always wanted to do a Record Store Day release. It’s weirder than the album, very much a throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks approach. Which with our sensibilities means it’s ended up more guitar laden and busier than ever. Lyrically more abstract than record, bit of a breather from the politics.

Mush’s debut album “3D Routine” is out now. Recorded at the tail end of summer of 2019 at Green

Door Studio in Glasgow and mixed by Andy Savours (Dream Wife, Our Girl, My Bloody Valentine), “3D Routine” garnered praise from the likes of UNCUT (8/10), Loud & Quiet (8/10), Louder Than War (8/10), Dork (★★★★), as well as heavy rotation from BBC 6 Music and KEXP. 

“GREAT ARTISANAL FORMATS” TRACK LISTING:

A1 SNAG
A2 Fear Index
A3 FTA
B1 Saint To Your Slave
B2 Dead Beat



PRAISE FOR “3D ROUTINE”:

“Old-school indie meets 2020 attitude”
8/10 UNCUT

“Mush will certainly capture many hearts”
8/10 Louder Than War

“debut record from Leeds-based Mush couldn’t feel more perfectly timed”
★★★★ Dork

“as debuts go – this is an impressive mission statement”
DIY

“Mush fit into a long tradition of critically-minded post-punk”
Bandcamp Album of the Day

“Mush’s riffy, funky post-punk is as cathartic as it is surreal”
PASTE

“a strong set of angst-fueled post-punk”
KEXP