Its accompanied by a dreamlike stop-motion video
Shannon COTTON
16:12 15th April 2019

Irish quintet Just Mustard have today (15 April) unleashed new cut ‘Frank’. A wash of cold-blooded basslines and a juxtaposing saccharine vocal , the eerie track makes up half of a split single (also including ‘October’) from the band which is due for release in May. 

Vocalist Katie Ball details the track and video, “We thought it would be interesting to use stop motion animation to emphasise the broken rhythms of the song. Every character and prop in the video and their interactions represents a different musical or thematic element of the song to us. We wrote and directed it together as a band and collaborated with filmmaker Tim Shearwood who shot and edited it.” See the video for ‘Frank’ below: 

Hailing from Dundalk in Ireland, it would be easy to pigeonhole this band alongside the likes of Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital, who are also making waves outside of their native country, however Just Mustard’s noise, trip hop and electronic influences couldn’t be further removed from the raw and visceral punk inflects of the other two. All three bands do, however, share an overwhelming ability to execute their music in spectacular fashion, so perhaps there is something in the water. 

Catch Just Mustard at the following dates:

16 - Nottingham, Bodega (w/ Fontaines D.C.) - TICKETS
17 - London, The Garage (w/ Fontaines D.C.) - TICKETS
18 - Brighton, The Haunt (w/ Fontaines D.C.) - TICKETS
19 - London, Off The Cuff - TICKETS
20 - Stockton, Stockton Calling
22 - Paris, Point Éphémère (w/ Fontaines D.C.)

04 - Liverpool, Sound City Festival
05 - Glasgow, Stag and Dagger Festival
07 - London, Old Blue Last
09-10 - Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
11 - Leeds, Gold Sounds
12 - Dublin, Eastbound Festival
25 - Amsterdam, London Calling
31 - Drogheda, Vantastival Festival

01 - Kerry, K Fest
07 - Belfast, The Empire (w/ The Twilight Sad)
08 - Dublin, Malahide Castle (w/ The Cure)

28 - Wicklow, Knockanstockan Festival

03 - Ireland, All Together Now
15-18 - Wales, Green Man Festival

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