Fuzzy lo-fi punk pair MOUSES are from Teesside and make a joyous racket between them on debut single Poison, out next week.
Having built a fierce reputation off the back of two DIY EPs, Mouses unleash their debut single Poison via Sister 9 Recordings on May 6.
Poison was recorded in a single afternoon while they recorded their forthcoming album in an attempt to capture the raw energy of their ferocious live shows.
With a strong hint of Yuck’s fuzzy melodies, Mouses have crafted a hyperactive three-minute blast of distorted garage punk, dealing with the sensitive issue of social anxiety over clattering drums and abrasive riffs. It’s pretty delightful.
Mouses are guitarist and vocalist Steven Bardgett and drummer Nathan Duff, renowned for their raw and energetic live performances and a tendency for gig induced self-destruction.
Formed in early 2014 to combat the invasion of manufactured pop that continues to saturate the airwaves, they are determined to strip music back to its primal self while still displaying a love for melodies and catchy hooks. It’s a treat-them-mean kind of love, clearly.
So with more of a roar than a squeak, Mouses are set to take their incendiary live shows back on the road for a few UK dates over the next couple of weeks, ending with a hometown single launch show in Middlesbrough. The tour dates so far are >>
April 29 – Pop Recs, Sunderland
May 3 – The Joker, Brighton
May 5 – Fallow Café, Manchester
May 6 – The Ferret, Preston
May 7 – The Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
May 28 – Evolution Emerging, Newcastle