Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush

3D Routine has arrived. Following on from their Induction Party E.P, Mush are circulating their own sonic mythology, blurring the lines between abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary. Like its predecessor 3D Routine is a sensory overload of clattering, hooky, guitar work. However, this time space emerges between the onslaughts and in this respite, room is found for new emotional depth. More expansive than ever before, 3D Routine manages to maintain the rawness of a classic debut but it’s experimentation and variety portray a band unlikely to rest on their ‘guitar band’ chops.

Songwriter Dan Hyndman explains the genesis of the band as being “fairly boiler plate” a combination of friends old and new converging in Leeds post-uni to form a band predominantly united in their mutual affection for the Pavement back catalogue. Finally settling on a lineup of Nick Grant (bass), Tyson (guitar) and Phil Porter (drums) the band’s progression has taken them far beyond this original vision.

Having garnered local attention in the early days for their unhinged and often calamitous live shows in Leeds, it was the unlikely radio hit Alternative Facts, (clocking in at an uncompromising ten minutes) that brought the Mush to the attention of a wider audience. The song, one of the last releases for the legendary Too Pure Singles Club saw early support from Marc Riley and others on BBC 6music with them playing multiple sessions, and the follow up single, Gig Economy hopping onto the 6music playlist. Roaming further afield from their hometown, Mush spent the first half of 2019 heading out around the UK, earning a reputation for their intense live performances, supporting the likes of Girl Band, The Lovely Eggs, Yak, Shame and Stereolab, as well as releasing the ‘Induction Party’ EP to great acclaim. At the tail end of summer of 2019 Mush headed to Leeds’ Green Mount Studio and with Andy Savours (Dream Wife, Our Girl, My Bloody Valentine) manning the mixing desk, their debut LP, 3D Routine was born.

The way in which the album brazenly moves from polished 3- minute punk tracks, to avant-garde spoken word, to sardonic- political funk, whilst sounding like the same band is testament to an uncompromisingly unrefined ethic and compounds the jarring nature of Mush. Together, the songs form a unified, abrasive, emotive, frenetic and entirely beguiling concoction of sound and opinion, a fast-moving snapshot of current times, relatable, politically minded and incredibly personal. Music for those who want their guitars loud and weird, and their political commentary a little less ‘on the nose’

Mush

3D Routine

Memphis Industries
Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
LP

£19.99

180 Gram Vinyl.

Black
Includes download code
Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577LP

Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
LP+

£19.99

LP++ - 180 Gram Vinyl.

Orange
Includes download code
Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577LPX

Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
CD

£9.99

Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577CD

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Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
LP+

£20.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Exclusive shared with Jumbo and Crash.

Slime Green Vinyl.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Includes download code
Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577LPX1

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Mush

3D Routine

Memphis Industries
Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
LP

£19.99

180 Gram Vinyl.

Black
Includes download code
Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577LP

Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
LP+

£19.99

LP++ - 180 Gram Vinyl.

Orange
Includes download code
Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577LPX

Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
CD

£9.99

Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for 3D Routine by Mush
LP+

£20.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Exclusive shared with Jumbo and Crash.

Slime Green Vinyl.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Includes download code
Released 14/02/2020Catalogue Number

MI0577LPX1

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

3D Routine has arrived. Following on from their Induction Party E.P, Mush are circulating their own sonic mythology, blurring the lines between abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary. Like its predecessor 3D Routine is a sensory overload of clattering, hooky, guitar work. However, this time space emerges between the onslaughts and in this respite, room is found for new emotional depth. More expansive than ever before, 3D Routine manages to maintain the rawness of a classic debut but it’s experimentation and variety portray a band unlikely to rest on their ‘guitar band’ chops.

Songwriter Dan Hyndman explains the genesis of the band as being “fairly boiler plate” a combination of friends old and new converging in Leeds post-uni to form a band predominantly united in their mutual affection for the Pavement back catalogue. Finally settling on a lineup of Nick Grant (bass), Tyson (guitar) and Phil Porter (drums) the band’s progression has taken them far beyond this original vision.

Having garnered local attention in the early days for their unhinged and often calamitous live shows in Leeds, it was the unlikely radio hit Alternative Facts, (clocking in at an uncompromising ten minutes) that brought the Mush to the attention of a wider audience. The song, one of the last releases for the legendary Too Pure Singles Club saw early support from Marc Riley and others on BBC 6music with them playing multiple sessions, and the follow up single, Gig Economy hopping onto the 6music playlist. Roaming further afield from their hometown, Mush spent the first half of 2019 heading out around the UK, earning a reputation for their intense live performances, supporting the likes of Girl Band, The Lovely Eggs, Yak, Shame and Stereolab, as well as releasing the ‘Induction Party’ EP to great acclaim. At the tail end of summer of 2019 Mush headed to Leeds’ Green Mount Studio and with Andy Savours (Dream Wife, Our Girl, My Bloody Valentine) manning the mixing desk, their debut LP, 3D Routine was born.

The way in which the album brazenly moves from polished 3- minute punk tracks, to avant-garde spoken word, to sardonic- political funk, whilst sounding like the same band is testament to an uncompromisingly unrefined ethic and compounds the jarring nature of Mush. Together, the songs form a unified, abrasive, emotive, frenetic and entirely beguiling concoction of sound and opinion, a fast-moving snapshot of current times, relatable, politically minded and incredibly personal. Music for those who want their guitars loud and weird, and their political commentary a little less ‘on the nose’