Following the release of their second album Two Tonne Testimony in March, London three-piece Miraculous Mule release ‘Sound of the Summer’, a psychedelic-soul inflected stomper which takes a well-worn music industry cliché and turns it on its head.
Taking its cues from Hendrix and the Isley Brothers ‘Sound of the Summer’ begins as a paean to long joyous sunny days and hot sticky nights before morphing into something a little darker, i.e. burning, looting, the death of protest and the rise of the police state.
The single is backed with two b-sides, ‘Ain’t It Hard’- a slow, funky blues howled from the cold bed of a passionless relationship – and ‘In My Time of Dying’ – a reworking of the old gospel/blues standard which the band recorded for MOJO magazine’s tribute to Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti.
Following its premiere via TeamRock, ‘Ain’t It Hard’ is now public via Soundcloud for streaming and sharing:
Catch Miraculous Mule play the following live dates this summer, including a performance at Glastonbury:
17th June: Stag’s Head, London
23rd June: Glastonbury Festival
14th July: Once Upon A Time In The West Festival