Last month So Young Records – whose recent releases have included Vlure, Been Stellar and Lime Garden among others – announced a new signing in the much-touted Humour, a Glaswegian group still in their relative infancy, but one who have arrived musically fully-formed, pairing together fragments of off-kilter post-punk, erratic indie-pop and discordant post-hardcore, delivering a sound that is at once disorientating and immediate. Early shows in support of Do Nothing and Folly Group have already marked them out as a must see live band, propelled by the unhinged lyrical energy of front man Andreas Christodoulidis.

Today they share their debut single, “yeah, mud!”, an early live favourite, with the band saying the following on the themes behind the track:

This song was one that just came to us. I think it came together in less than an hour and everything just seemed to fit first time. A lot of the lyrics are inspired by an old book Andreas read. In this book a soldier realises he’s about to die and writes his mother a note. I think it’s interesting to think about what you might have to say if you realised you were going to die in a few minutes, and what you’d then say to your mother. Lots of pressure to come up with something important.”

Humour live together in Glasgow and formed across the 2021 lockdowns, writing and recording their material at home, with the music intended as a backdrop to Andreas’ lyrics. Sometimes they’re about letting people down, sometimes they’re about pets dying, sometimes they’re about trying to say something when you don’t have anything worth saying. They’re usually just trying to paint a picture, with Andreas drawing sketches to go along with each of their songs, including the artwork and visuals behind the lyric video for “yeah, mud!”.

They hope that each song looks the way that it sounds.

Listen to “yeah, mud!” on streaming services HERE and watch the lyric video below.

The band will play the following live shows in support of “yeah, mud!”, including a show at McChuills on the 16th July, the band’s first headliner in their hometown.

JUL

16th – McChuills, Glasgow, UK

SEPT

28th – The 100 Club, London, UK w/ Deadletter

OCT

21st – Left of the Dial, Rotterdam, NL

Humour are:

Ruairidh Smith – Drums
Lewis Doig – Bass
Ross Patrizio – Guitar
Jack Lyall – Guitar
Andreas Christodoulidis – Vocals

Further new material will follow throughout the year.