The Mu-Tones release their debut single 'Slab City Records' on June 30 through Ugly Man Records. The North West trio are a noisy garage pop band forged of three talents and a desire for direct communication, led by former Marion guitarist/songwriter Anthony Grantham and joined by Alex Redhead (bass) formerly of Amplifier and Peter Gray (drums) who used to play with Letters to Fiesta. The Mu-Tones manifesto is direct and to the point: short, sharp songs crammed full of loud, angry, weird magic. Anthony says "Some of them are about how I feel, and some of them show how I feel without making a lot of sense"
Their debut single is a bruising distillation of the Mu-Tones sound, filthy basslines, scorched riffing and railroading drums, it's flying across the rails into a sizzling crescendo, think The Pixies or Husker Du reassembled through Grantham's imagination. This urgent noise pop is laced with an insurgent ode to a forgotten area of the US: "Its an area in America not even on the map, run by solar power, apparently they have gigs on there, it's something I'd love to do." says Grantham. “Also it DOES sound like the sort of thing you'd hear Lux Interior saying, which is kind of what the second verse is about.” Anthony Grantham was the guitarist and one of the songwriters in revered ‘90s band Marion until they disbanded. “When I left we had stopped writing, at least together, and writing has always been a great joy of mine”.
Mu-Tones launch their debut single 'Slab City Records' at Jimmy's Northern Quarter on the June 30.