Just Mustard | Heart Under - Blue Vinyl
Limited edition indies-only transparent blue vinyl
‘Heart Under’, Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records (IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling), is an album that asks you to forget what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band and turns a year of lockdown and personal struggles into a breath-taking artistic statement.
Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos - those scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals - but still incorporates a wide and untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (‘Still’, ‘In Shade’) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (‘Sore’, ‘Mirrors’), all tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision.
On debut ‘Wednesday’, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and production techniques, and ‘Heart Under’ serves as the next stage of this development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every boundary of the band stretched.
After the band had finished recording and producing the album, ‘Heart Under’was pushed even further into singular territory when the band worked with mixer David Wrench, whose previous collaborators include Frank Ocean,Let’s Eat Grandma, Jamie xx, FKA twigs and beyond. “We wanted someone who had done pop and electronic records and didn’t just work within rock music,” Katie says.
“Ireland’s buzziest new band” - The FADER
“Their rapturous reception here at SXSW is a testament to their startling evolution as well as the excitement that can only come from watching a band just beginning to realise the full extent of their powers.” - NME
“They have well and truly mastered the art of atmospheric rock”- Loud And Quiet (9/10)
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