mushu

mushu

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandAlternativePop

A 4 piece band molded into one melodic, soulful, turbulent, imaginative and delicate entity.

Biography

mushu are a 4 piece alternative/folk rock band out of Sydney, Australia.

Started back in 2008 with their debut ep 'Neverland', Triple J was soon to spin 'Stars' which was not only an industry favorite but a killer live track. This ep got mushu onto the radar, which also received an amazing review in Drum Media. The rest of ep shows a real commitment to arrangements and melody with a deep story telling nature. Swooping vocals, electrifying guitars and gentle cello all combine to bring you a real sense of emotion and honesty.

In 2010, stepping away from their rootsy beginnings, mushu's maturity came out in their next release. Their self titled ep is a warm record where distortion is used sparingly, reverb is generous, synths come out to play, rich harmonies are affluent and hints of discordance bite you to keep you on your feet. Produced by Luke Bert (Art vs Science, Dappled Cities) and mushu and mixed by Wayne Connolly (Josh Pyke, You am I) the ep has received a lot of attention.

In late 2010, mushu spread their wings and took to the US and Canada to showcase their work with a series of shows. The reception was amazing. Playing to new crowds and diving into the New York music scene, mushu were right at home.

Now being 2011 a handful of singles will be released throughout the year as teasers leading up to the release of their debut album which is due to drop 2012.

With an explosive and energetic live show, they can take you up on an absolute high then gently bring you back down again to tell you tales of life and love.

Lyrics

Pleased to meet you

Written By: mushu

The crazy came, entered my space.
It touched everything that I loved, opened up the worlds above and made sure it swallowed my whole.

And so it remained. all things unfamiliar. An open heart of tragedy, stopped me from remembering, all I ever really wanted was love.

Take your time.
Feel the rhythm beneath you.
Enjoy the ride.
Pleased to meet you.

Loosen the reins. No one has to win here. You've pushed it so far that it's not about this love and you've lost yourself trying to figure that out.

Feel it coming......

Take your time.
Feel the rhythm beneath you.
Enjoy the ride.
Pleased to meet you.
Pleased to meet you.
Pleased to meet you.

So if you're looking for the right time, or the right place, I promise I will take that you there.
And if you tell me that I'm drowning, I'll look at you with a blank stare, cause it means that I just don't care and, if you feel that it's in you to help me just to say, that you've saved someone new I will say.....

Take your time.
Enjoy the ride.
Pleased to meet you.

Carousel Heart

Written By: mushu

To think that you were one of us
You came here thinking something's wrong and it rubbed off on all of us
You stand there with your arms crossed hoping for a sign that says you'll be alright

Now that it's gone, you will not talk
We're counting the days til we meet again, again.....

We're walking down the same old streets
We're seeing this with the same eyes oh how do you expect any change
How do you expect to see.....

Do you ever consume anything
You'll feel it sitting deep
You know it, it died when you left us here

Now that it's gone, you will not talk
We're counting the days til we meet again, again.....

We're walking down the same old street
We're seeing this with the same eyes How do you expect any change
How do you expect to see.....

You woke up the past, with your carousel heart
Spinning round and around feeling it, everyday
Like fire from the inside
The matriarch forget her tribe, you fought to see the fire
as you wait for the day to save us to save us
Time was just something that moved the shadows to another place in time it didn't seem to change you.....

Neap Tide

Written By: mushu

Moving tide
Came to clean the winter
Bellowing underneath
the ever changing sand
It washed up things that were meant for the sea
She took her revenge on me
Big bodied water....

Gathering rage rags tinder
Set this night alight
Emptying thoughts
Take this to the dunes
We talked of things that were meant for the sea
She took her revenge on me
Big bodied water...

Neap tide...

Discography

Ep - Neverland (Released 2008 through GREEN/MGM)
Ep - Self titled (Released 2010 through GREEN/MGM)
Single - Bandit (Released 2011 digitally through GREEN/MGM)
Single - Traps (Released 2011 digitally through GREEN/MGM)
Album - Will be released early 2012

Set List

Bandit
Fire
City Sound
Time Traveler
OMG
Crave
On
Traps

45 minutes