Muck Spreader - Abysmal – EP
Catalogue No.: BYREC20
Release Date: 9th July 2021
1. Take Flight
2. Would He?
3. Mass Graves
4. Freshly Squeezed
5. A Particular Shade Of White
7. Plumbing Problems
8. 50 Pictures Of Your Dad
LP FORMAT DETAILS: Cherry red vinyl, first press limited to 500 copies only.
Muck Spreader found a home in the London circuit, performing alongside the likes of Fat White Family, Wolf Alice, Warmduscher and Black Midi; though this is not an indication of their sound, which continues to be forever morphing, unique and uncategorizable. The band’s latest EP Abysmal is their first vinyl release and signals a louder and further departure into sonic experimentation.
The EP follows Rodeo Mistakes, released last year to acclaim from the likes of So Young Magazine, DIY, Dork, Huw Stephens at BBC 6music and Jack Saunders at BBC Radio 1. With Abysmal we find deranged screams and a music rich with filthy bass, sludgy guitar, shrieking saxophone, and glitchy effects. The drums anchor the chaos.
On EP openerTake Flight Muck Spreader offer the following: "Fasten your seatbelts, find your nearest exit, and in the event of an emergency please assume the brace position. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. You are now in the safe hands of Captain Frosty Theodore, and the crew will do everything in their power to Keep it Mucky Take Flight"
The past year has been eventful for Muck Spreader; throughout 2020-2021, they have soundtracked Vivienne Westwood’s catalogues while Muck Spreader frontman, Luke Brennan, featured as one of Westwood’s “SS21 voices”.
With nods to punk and grime, and inspired by everyone from The Dubliners to Ornette Coleman, Muck Spreader talk about social values and social bases through a fully improvised setup. "There is no process to our writing" they say. Liberated from the boundaries of traditional form, Muck Spreader are a collective pushing the confines both sonically and with what it means to be a band.
Through June 2021, Muck Spreader embark on a UK tour with friends Nuha Ruby Ra, PVA and Peeping Drexels.
“Muck Spreader are a vibrant, sentient being. An unspoken union between creatives influenced by the purely spiritual and meditative power of music" - So Young
“Putting inventiveness and spontaneity at the forefront of everything they do” – Dork
“Muck Spreader are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a band” – Daily Star
June 3rd – Powerhaus - London
June 4th – Yes – Manchester
June 5th – Underground - Stoke
June 10th - Prince Albert - Brighton
June 11th - His Place - Hastings
June 19th - Cinque Ports - Margate
June 23rd - Louisiana - Bristol
June 25th - Subterania – London
OTHER ACTIVITY: https://www.instagram.com/braceyourselfrecords/?hl=en-gb
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