Mute whatever you’re doing right now and check out “Overfed” – the latest release from Mutes
Creating quite a stir back in 2017 with their album “No Desire” which brought them support slots for The Cribs and many more, Mutes have had a great couple of years. Highlighting influences that stream from the likes of The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, the era of noise is upon us again. Just slightly more polished. The power of shoegaze is back and you must embrace for impact. Currently residing in Birmingham, the Alt Rock inspired Punk duo are back to fed our hunger – the anticipated return.
Scary like Nirvana esque music video features close up facial expressions with dazzling eyes and a red colour scheme. Dealing with the subject of the track of finding peace with yourself, the colour’s represent anger and confusion. It makes it believable and somewhat relatable too. As a track, it sounds like it’s been handpicked out of the 90’s, but coated with the new awakening of indie aura. Short and sweet, it’s at a perfect amount to make you fall head over heels. Interesting chord progression feels unlike any other indie shoegaze track.
Here’s what the band had to say on the track;
‘Overfed’ was the last song written for the album, and like most it was written on an unplugged electric guitar. I was going for an initial Maureen Tucker-esque backbone with some jangle & dissonance not too far from Coxon’s solo output. My friend Pete from Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam says he prefers my shorter songs so I kept this one brief. Lyrically it’s about dissatisfaction with the form you’ve taken and making peace with the temporary nature of it. Like the rest of the album, I recorded it entirely in our old lockup over a few days in June 2018 using a pretty minimal setup, and got more creative with the mixing, including putting the entire drum kit through a Rat distortion pedal. Rock on!