In the lead up to the release of their self-titled debut EP, shoegaze/dreampop artist Mutes have made lead single ‘M.P.D.G’ available to download for free, and announced live dates in Birmingham, Oxford and London. Mutes will be released physically and digitally on 7th May, and is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp.
‘M.P.D.G’ rises with a chorus of slightly out-of-tune guitars, gearing towards a glorious wash of My Bloody Valentine rhythmical strumming and ambiguous vocals. The EP’s middle section focuses around two improvised ambient tracks – ‘Port Sunlight’ and ‘Phonophobia’ – owing to the early work of Lotus Plaza and The Appleseed Cast, before finishing on the infinitely pleasing (and unashamedly poppy) ‘Smother’.
Mutes is currently a one-man show of loops, pedals, samples and reverb, playing live on the following dates:
Sat 12 Apr – Counteract Magazine 4th Birthday Show
The Hare and Hound, Birmingham
Fri 18 Apr – w/ flies+flies
The Cellar, Oxford
Sat 19 Apr – Record Store Day in-store
Left For Dead Records & Polar Bear Records, Birmingham
Tue 29 Apr – w/ Bad Grammar
The Old Blue Last, London