Müg are a pretty new band on the punk scene of London, yet they're already making waves and booking shows left, right and centre. Formed between friends and colleagues and featuring a drummer who had never before drummed, Müg are firmly stamping their mark on the punk rock world. This coming year sees them playing Amplitude Festival, supporting The Flatliners, and hopefully recording more vocals in someone's (their vocalists) kitchen.
"Deadbeat" starts things as off as they're meant to be carried on. Catchy riffs to get your head nodding, drum beats to tap your toes to and vocals you can easily sing along with. It's certainly an excellent start and introduction to the band. All that's missing is a chorus of "woahs." You can always add your own I suppose !
The pace doesn't let up and "Can't Keep Control" hits next. It's fast, super fun and is guaranteed to be a floor filler. Whether in the comfort of your own home (just me ?), or maybe at one their shows. Which I can only imagine are as relentless as this EP. Eight minutes long (and if you download from bandcamp you're treated to an extra track), it's full of tunes in which to soundtrack your summer. "Amnesia" rounds off the EP in the style you've become accustomed to over the course of the three tracks. The boundless enthusiasm for the music they're making is clear as day, these guys love what they're doing and it definitely comes through here.
The bonus track is a live cover version of the song We're In ! by Youth Brigade and other influences on the band include Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, The Misfits, and Against Me! Though Müg are by no means ripping anybody off here. They've taken all the things you like about those bands and rolled them into a neat little bundle of boisterous energy. Every track catches the attention, it's really quite hard to stay still whilst listening to these guys. And if you're a fan of the aforementioned bands, Müg are for you.
6.5 / 10
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