Dundalk alt-rock band Just Mustard have announced a special immersive 360° audio show for Dublin’s Button Factory on April 21st.
It’s not entirely clear what that means to be honest, but it sounds intriguing, with presumably the band playing in the round with a 360 speaker setup playing different instruments and with a visual show also. Something like that.
The band released their second album Heart Under last year on Partisan Records.
Tickets on sale on 10am Friday February 24th on Ticketmaster.
It was recorded at Attica Studios in Donegal during lockdown and is mixed by David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Frank Ocean, The XX, Caribou).
Heart Under, Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records, is an album that asks you to forget what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band, and turns a year of lockdown and personal struggles into a breathtaking artistic statement.
Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (“Still”, “In Shade”) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (“Sore”, “”Mirrors”), all tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision. On Wednesday, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and production techniques, and Heart Under serves as the next stage of this development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every boundary of the band stretched.
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