Muffler Men
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Muffler Men

Gent, Flanders, Belgium

Gent, Flanders, Belgium
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Peppered with poppy, sing-a-long choruses, Muffler Men’s dynamic blend of alternative, grunge and stoner, simply cackles with energy.

Together since the summer of 2008, the Ghent trio’s debut is packed with punchy, malevolent tunes, from beginning to end, while also demonstrating a songwriting maturity beyond their years.

Mastered by Brian Gardner – a man who’s CV includes working with: David Bowie, the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures – Trigger and Fly manages to tap into the slovenly grooves of Josh Homme, without sounding like a direct rip-off – imagine if Homme offered Dave Grohl the chance to play rhythm in a kind of Colour and the Shape–meets-early-Queens mash-up – and you’re in the right area.

Exploding into a heavy swirl of light airy vocals and riff-heavy rock, ‘Daily Taste of Summer’’ is an upbeat opener, while, the plodding guitar jerk of ‘Engineer’ is reminiscent of the formula used during 2000’s Rated R – albeit with a more radio-friendly sound.

Briefly changing direction, ‘Lack (The Bad Apprentice)’ is an assortment of meandering lyrics and harmonies, over the sound of dense, punk riffs, before moving onto the cautionary darkness of ‘Trigger and Fly’.

Although Trigger and Fly occasionally leans on its influences once too often, there’s no denying that this is a driving record, which is damn-near impossible to dislike. - chybucca sounds


Debut album "Trigger And Fly" (2011)



Muffler Men is a power trio from Ghent, Belgium, with a super-tight music line. Their alternative
rock is solid, and leans towards stoner rock.

During the summer of 2008, autodidacts Steve De Vlieger and Dirk Legiest found each other
from their joint metal background, after which their shared musical passion led to an explosive
evolution. Soon thereafter, bass player Jelle Van Lysebettens (Mary & Me, Waldorf) joined them.
Subsequently, Muffler Men managed to build an excellent live reputation.

During this time, the new sound of Muffler Men was created. Earlier influences from the metal
scene were broadened towards the sound of Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and Muse.

Early 2010 allowed for an increase in rhythmic and melodic creativity, which caught on
immediately. It became time to add some finesse and excitement into the compositions, resulting in
a spontaneous emergence of new, catchy songs, bundled in an exploding ball of energy.

The last few years, Muffler Men has captured quite a few prizes at various rock competitions and
the commentaries have been highly praising.

During the spring of 2011, the band entered the studio to record their debut album “Trigger and
Fly”. For this album, they collaborated with Tony De Block (Hooverphonic) and Werner Pensaert
(U2, Rammstein, and others) for the recording and mix. Brian Gardner (Queens of the Stone Age,
Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, David Bowie, and others) provided the mastering.