PREMIERE: Dusty Mush get fuzzy on ‘Cheap Entertainment’

Dusty Mush - 'Cheap Entertainment'
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In what the press are already calling ‘the last sincere example of cultural exchange before Brexit hits full swing’ we have an exciting release indeed. Bristol based Stolen Body Records have teamed up with the excellent, noisy and oh so Parisian, Howlin’ Banana Records to bring you the premiere of the mighty debut LP from french fuzz saboteurs Dusty Mush.

Dealing exclusively in crashes, bangs and wallops, the band have pushed the tape machines they used for a string of knockout (and sellout!) Records and tapes into submission once again and turned out a killer record from it. Cheap Entertainment is an album saturated in early Ty Segall attitude, back when he was just another cheap brat turning out as many amazing punk 45s as possible, but we’re just ballparking them for you…

Boiled to the brim with ‘in the red’ attacks and spilling over the top with cacophonous howls, Cheap Entertainment can be found galloping along your turntable like a Coachwhips/Thee Oh Sees rarity, spitting out distortion and kicking up a big old fuss along the way so you know you’re paying attention.

Blending snotty, catchy and angry garage rock a la LOVVERS and Sex Beet with dashings of older sounding boogie of Cramps songs, Night Beats jams and Back From The Grave finds. What we got here is a pushed-to-the-edge-of-the-limiter-then-kicked-over-and-into-the-canyon 9 cuts of blown out fuzz, with the notable stomp of tracks like ‘Couch Potato’ the careening ‘Bad Ideas’ standing with the sneer of ‘Ugly Buddies’ and country swing of ‘Johny Cactus’ you’ll find that in amongst the racket they’ve properly got their hands into garage rock’s innards and wiggled things around enough to make sure it reanimates in exciting new ways.

A killer live band who recently toured the UK with a catalogue of blown out, fun and intelligently dumb punk records, Dusty Mush stand toe to toe with anything ‘cool’ from here. “C’est bon!” As they say, “well good” as we say…

Brought to you by Stole Body Records who were recently BBC Radio 6’s “Label of Love”, Cheap Entertainment is out May 26th on limited edition of 100 colour vinyl, 150 black vinyl, CD and digitally.

Charlie Wyatt

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