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Released: 05.06.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUZZ isn’t just a new band, it’s a concept created from the rich musical backgrounds of Paul Banks (Interpol), Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman) and Matt Barrick (Jonathan Fire*Eater, The Walkmen). Yet, rather than an amalgamation, it’s a departure for all three musically. Fragmented sessions developed and nurtured over years are brought together through a commonality and shared vision. 

Muzz wants to be real; with a handmade quality, fuzzy edges and analogue rawness. Full of beautiful melodic melancholy; piano, synth, guitar and percussion, delicately balanced with highlights of brass and clarinet sounds, it plays like a soundscape of memories – from the graceful and contemplative Broken Tambourine, to the rockier Knuckleduster; the album ebbs and flows through the senses.

 

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