Monday, 26 January 2015

The Mugwumps - Hold Onto Your Heart

  A song today from one of the best album's of 2014, it wasn't easy selecting a favourite as there's several on the Mutation In The Family that could claim that title but in the end the wonderful buzzsaw guitar sound throughout track 5 won out.

  The Mugwumps, from Austria, got together in 2002 when 3 friends decided to alleviate their boredom by forming a band. Comprising of Chris Mug (guitar/vocals), Hank Hollywood (bass) and Andi Hectic (drums), they announced themselves with a demo ep in 2004 before returning in 2006 with the Slit Your Tire 7". The following year saw them put out a debut album called Banana Brain as well as the Do Time With The Mugwumps ep.

  After this, things went quiet for a few years but just when you thought you'd heard the last of them they were back, better than ever, with 2014's Mutation In The Family. a pop punk masterpiece that came out on Monster Zero and It's Alive Records and which stands up well when compared to some of the great bands which inspired them (the likes of The Queers, Screeching Weasel, Teenage Bottlerocket etc....). Don't just take my word for it, check them out for yourselves.....

  This is Hold Onto Your Heart........

1 comment:

  1. Great song to share from such a wonderful record, Mick. It's a favorite of mine too :) I can't wait for their new one coming out later this year!