Posted by Audrey Lee on August 25, 2010
Here’s what’s been on high-rotation in the Kluster offices as of late: six synth-alternative pop gems from Mushu’s self-titled second EP. Hailing from Sydney, the quintet humbly cited Bob Dylan and Neil Young as their musical muses. Mushu create a lush and charismatic alternative sound with harmonies, reverb, synths and subtle distortion falling perfectly in place.
The first serving off the EP is ‘Neap Tide’, its graceful acoustic intro slowly builds to a synchronized harmony, accompanied by the catchy highs and lows of distorted guitars. The soothing voice of lead vocalist, Simone Macarounas really shine through in ‘Carousel’, while Soldiers’ adopts a different style with snare drums making it a satiating track to close.
Already hotly tipped, the band is polishing their good name to shine. Currently on an acoustic tour of the US and Canada, there is an LP in pre-production and heaps of shows to follow suit.