When you’re reading about one band or another, if you’re lucky then you’ll stumble on to a band you aren’t familiar with. When researching a band recently we came across a band we read about last year, Ireland’s Just Mustard. When they dropped their Wednesday last year we seemingly forgot to review it. However, they just released a new single “Seven,” and it takes their mix of post-punk and dark shoegaze to new and exciting spaces.
There’s something engaging in how the five piece orchestrates their music. Here the track opens with these dark tones before the drums and this screeching sound find their way in. The vocals roll in like Cocteau Twins, stylistic in that way but not similar in tone. The unassuming nature of them is quaint and gentle with a haunting sound. The post-punk bass and the intensity of where the vocals go create a tone that meshes well with the way the drums sound like they’re coming from down the hall. When this buzz saw squeal comes in from the guitar, you should be hooked. The song is arranged head above many in this genre, while they tread their own path in the process.
“Seven” can be purchased on a limited run vinyl directly from Pizza Pizza Records, it can be streamed on all platforms or purchased in all digital music stores. Just Mustard is on tour starting October 10 at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, UK until December 28 at Kasbah Social Club, Dolan’s in Limerick, Ireland. The band’s complete tour schedule can be located here.
Image Credits: Photo Courtesy of Primary Talent.