Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Album Review: World Of Weirdos by Mϋg

Mϋg are a four piece punk band who are from London. They have been together since 2010 and have already put out two EPs and one full length album. Their most recent effort, the EP World Of Weridos came out in April.

It’s extremely clear where Mϋg’s influences lie, 90’s skate punk such as NOFX, Bad Religion, Descendents or pretty much anything on Epitaph or Fat Wreck. The first song, title track World Of Weirdos follows in the footsteps of those legendary bands put Mϋg manage to put their own spin on the genre. Musically the song gets off to a ferocious start before vocalist Mat’s voice carries the melody of the song. World Of Weirdos is a catchy song about embracing who you are and not conforming to what society thinks is wrong or right.

Track two is fingers crossed. It starts of quite restrained and is a much more controlled sound compared to World Of Weirdos. The Descendents influence is huge on this song about wondering if anyone has your back during difficult times. The closing lyrics of save us from ourselves” will be something many punk kids can relate to having found safe haven from self destructing by going to punk shows.

The final song on World Of Weirdos is named Signs Of Life. A mid-tempo track where the guitar takes the lead with some interesting riffs played throughout. This pop punk offering ticks all of the boxes you want to make a great song, smart and catchy lyrics, brilliant harmonies and it’s fantastically played.

World Of Weirdos is a very solid release from Mϋg. The three songs are varied and interesting; every time I have listened to each song I have heard something new that I like. It’s very well produced by the band themselves, to my uneducated ears the songs sound like they have been produced in a way to give them a live feel which I love. Mϋg are one of the finest bands in London.

Stream and buy World Of Weirdos here: https://mugrocks.bandcamp.com/

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