Mush Sleepwalk Into Disaster on Their New Single “Seven Trumpets”
The track arrives ahead of Lines Redacted, due out February 12 via Memphis Industries.
At this point it almost feels archaic to watch a disaster movie that focuses on a singular major global emergency. In the very futuristic sounding year 2021 we know it’s not that simple—there’s no silver bullet to take down the laundry list of Cloverfield monsters ravaging our world. Despite its composed tone and playful vocals, the new single from Leeds post-punks Mush explores this buffet of apocalypse we’re living through, altering a simple environmentalist anthem into something a bit more broad.
“‘Seven Trumpets’ started as a climate change jaunt,” songwriter Dan Hyndman shares, “but with the plethora of Armageddon scenarios currently on display it became more about sleepwalking into disaster in a generalized sense.” Far from the doom-and-gloom that evokes, “Seven Trumpets”—you can read up on those here—is a different type of wild ride. “It has a Beefheart-y breakdown in the middle,” Hyndman adds.
Stream the track below, and anticipate the band’s new record Lines Redacted out February 12—two days shy of their debut LP’s first birthday.