Rising Irish 5-piece Just Mustard have announced their signing with Brooklyn + London-based Partisan Records (Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling, Fela Kuti, IDLES). In addition, this Thursday 20 May at 4pm EDT/9pm BST, the band will premiere a full-length concert film entitled ‘Live In Dreams’. Presented by Collective Films and directed by Greg Purcell, ‘Live In Dreams’ was taped at Dundalk Town Hall (An Táin Arts Centre), an independent arts space in the band’s hometown of Dundalk, IE. The set will premiere via YouTube (tune-in link HERE), and feature new songs from the band’s soon-to-be-announced forthcoming sophomore album in addition to previously released material. Watch a trailer for the film HERE.
The band will also headline a short UK + IE tour this October, routing below. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, 21 May.
Just Mustard consist of vocalist Katie Ball, guitarists David Noonan (also backing vocals) and Mete Kalyon, bassist Rob Clarke, and drummer Shane Maguire. Their heady blend of noise, trip hop, and electronic-influenced music has helped them build a reputation as one of Ireland’s most thrilling new bands. Their 2018 debut ‘Wednesday’ earned acclaim at home and abroad – most notably capturing a Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of the Year.
Fader praised the band’s “intense and rich shoegaze-meets-noise sound,” NME called their album “a two-toned masterpiece,” the Irish Independent described it as “a swirling atmosphere-heavy thrill-ride,” and Stereogum said “it’s easy to imagine Just Mustard garnering more international attention in the near future”. Their 2019 double A-side ‘Frank/October’ earned spotlights from KEXP as a ‘Song Of The Day’ and from BBC Radio 1 as ‘Tune Of The Week’.
The band supported Fontaines DC on their sold out 2019 UK tour, and emerged as a ‘band of the weekend’ at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival – The Independent (“worth waiting for”), Dork (“unforgettable”), DIY (“a monstrous wall of sound”), Gigwise (“cinematic at every turn”), Loud And Quiet (“distinctly fixating and eerie”). They were a highlight of Primavera in 2019, with NME calling them one of the “12 best acts” of the festival, and that same year were also handpicked by Robert Smith to support The Cure at Dublin’s Malahide Castle. More new music coming soon.
See Just Mustard on tour in 2021:
18 Oct | Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
19 Oct | London, UK – Peckham Audio
20 Oct | Birmingham – The Victoria
21 Oct | Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
25 Oct | Manchester, UK – Castle Hotel
28 Oct | Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
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