The Mutineers from Manchester make a great impression with the new songs from their new album.
Guys if you haven’t yet, check out the Mutineers. They are a melodic five-piece band composed of Nicholas James Mallins,
Michael Reed, Iwan Gronow, Charles Salt and Thomas Twemlow. My favorite tracks are Shadow Kisses and Love is a Killer. It has an echo of the 80s. The vocals are pleasant, sweet and the guitars are highly melodic. They remind me a bit of those great UK bands like The Smiths, The Sundays and those filed under dream pop. You will love them. I am flexing my back after a tiring day at work and listening to the tracks off their new album kinda puts me in the mood.
Here’s a great bio I ripped off from their site:
Following the indie chart success of stand-alone single ‘Tell Me Why’ in 2013, this is the first to be taken from their upcoming second album. It’s a strange, stomping, swaggering track, with drink on its breath and radio-hit written all over it.
‘Perhaps don’t dwell upon my history,’ sings chief songwriter Nicholas Mallins, before launching into the biggest chorus of his career, backed by the band’s sinister chants of: ‘killer, killer, killer, killer.’
But the history is worth dwelling on. Their seminal Debut album Friends, Lovers, Rivals was pieced together from several recording sessions in 2011. When label interference threatened the life of the band, they went it alone and self-released.
Mallins is characteristically open about the decision: ‘I think it’s pretty clear that most bands can’t dress themselves,’ he says. ‘It did us the world of good to handle every part of it.’
Driving a dedicated fan-base through live shows and social media, Mutineers did the impossible, with Friends, Lovers, Rivals going on to sell thousands of copies. Ever-growing, sell-out, hometown shows led to a short tour of the UK, and their witty, irreverent and well-loved twitter account has re-written the rulebook on how a band should interact with their fans.
Now, with ‘Love, It’s A Killer’ cementing their reputation for melodic soaring hooks, sweet vocal harmonies and intelligent storytelling, Mutineers are looking forwards. Forwards to their biggest UK tour yet, an imminent second album and further chart success.
‘Love, It’s A Killer’ isn’t the comeback of a band who’ve been away. It’s the comeback in an argument. Filled with emotion, personality and barbed truth.
And just like that comeback, it will be swimming around in your head for the days to come.
So what do you think? perhaps an interview in the future with one of them?