The Muffin Heads
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The Muffin Heads

Harlow, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Harlow, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Punk





The Muffin Heads are a punk three-piece from Essex, who initially formed following the attacks at the Bataclan in Paris (two members had tickets to the following Eagles of Death Metal show) to record a version of “I Love You All the Time”. Their killer version was selected by EODM to be released as part of the Play it Forward Campaign alongside Elton John and Florence and The Machine.
Made up of Bex (vocals/bass), Pete (backing vocals/guitar) and Tommy (drums), The Muffin Heads met Regent Street Records via the PAIX project – a part of “Play it Forward” headed up by producer Tom Donovan, who personally knew the British victim of the Paris attacks Nick Alexander. The Muffin Heads teamed up again with Tom to produce the double A side single “Queen Bitch / Media Vulture” was released on Regent Street Records on June 17th.The Music Video for the single was premiered on BBC Introducing here.
Queen Bitch is an unapologetic punk-ed up stormer with attitude and just enough of a twisted mind to leave the listener excited and thrilled at the same time – the pre-order is available here - IndiePulse Music

"Quick Review - 8th July"

The Muffin Heads are a 3 piece punk/grunge band from Essex. They are made up of Bex (vocals/bass), Pete (backing vocals/guitar) and Nick (drums). Comprising of hard riffs and growling vocals. Righto! (that's from the very professionally put together electronic press pack) now here's my two pennorth - listening to the double A side single I would say that this outfit is more 'rock' than 'punk' but definitely have the ability and sound to easily attract die-hard fans from either, or both genres.

QUEEN BITCH/MEDIA VULTURE was released on June 17th 2016 through small London based indie label Regent Street Records, and Queen Bitch has been played on BBC Introducing Essex (must be a non sweary version of it somewhere!). Media Vulture was premiered on Soundart Radio's Generating Steam Heat show. At sub 3 minutes Queen Bitch packs a lot into it, these guys certainly make the right sounds, the vocals are delivered with attitude and a sneer, ('growling' is probably a few years, and many bottles of JD away for Bex), the rock beat and riffs are an open invite to mosh your socks off, (or maybe nod your head a bit at my age). Absolute kudos for getting some airplay already, I reckon that there will be a fair amount of alt/rock/punk (insert pigeon hole at will) radio types who will champion this tune.

​Here's the video, have a watch/listen, this band really do have that 'we are going places' feel -

And now to Media Vulture, where, at present you will have to take my word for it! There is a more precarious bridge between the crossover of genres than with the first track, this is more riff laden and with some controlled feedback thrown in. When I saw the 'skyscrapers' on the soundcloud page I knew there would be an instrumental outro to this number, just to wave us off. Another accomplished track, more rock, less punk. I seem to be building up a fine library of female fronted bands that I currently enjoy and The Muffin Heads will sit nicely in amongst dragSTER, Healthy Junkies, and Pussycat & the Dirty Johnsons.

They have a few dates arranged, but be assured that this band are hot property - promoters, grab em while you can. This band are on their game, proper social media, press packs, audio, videos, (welcome to the new breed!) - Punkmonger


So ok, this is not a review but this is something we have supported whole heartedly. All monies from downloads and streams go towards the Sweet Stuff Foundations initiative to help the victims and families of people affected in the Paris attacks. - Eagles of Death Metal

"Unapologetic Punk Rockers , Meet – The Muffin Heads"

Today we meet, The Muffin Heads. I consider myself very lucky that I met up with a few folks who played cool music on BlipFm a few years back and that lead to the creation of 50thirdand3rd. All that has turned in to a lot of time spent listening to new bands, some that reach out to us and some that we find. The Muffin Heads haven’t been at this long but that doesn’t stop them from rocking the shit out of these tracks. After just a few listens I get the feeling that The Muffin Heads are a Band that has everything going for it. These guitar riffs and awesome vocals powered on by the pounding drums will convince you that there is some new punk rock that you need to spread the word about. I look for some serious attention to be given The Muffin Heads by the big press types , there is no denying that they have the chops to help turn on another generation to the power of all things punk.

Meet – The Muffin Heads

For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?

Bex (bassist) and Pete (guitarist) have been going to gigs together for the past 3 years and have been lucky enough to see some awesome live shows. Both of us, having been in bands previously, decided that there was no time like the present to get up close and personal with the live scene again. We contacted Tommy, who is a family friend of Bex’s, and started jamming in the summer of 2015. We’ve since moved onwards and upwards, releasing our first single with indie label Regent Street Records and recording a music video.

Who would you list as your musical influence?.
Musical influences for all of us are bands or artists that have attitude where you can feel the rawness dripping off of them. Iggy Pop, Kyuss, Motorhead, Sonic Youth, Sex Pistols, Mondo Generator, Plasmatics, The Distillers, L7, Nirvana.

Whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
Since we started we’ve had a couple of awesome things happen to us. However, the coolest was to see our cover of Eagles of Death Metal’s ‘I Love You All The Time’ being included in the bands PlayItForward Campaign. It was an honor to be included alongside global artists like Elton John, Florence and the Machine etc. but overall we were just proud to know that any proceeds made from streaming/downloads went to the families affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris last year.

What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
Writing more, playing more and recording more! We’d love to tour Germany and the US if the opportunity was to present itself. There are some iconic venues in London that we’d love to play at. We’d also love to open the show for some of our heroes – Nick Oliveri or Mojave Lords would be sweet!

What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Sun Trash – Self titled
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Mojave Lords – Self titled
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
Beartooth – Disgusting

Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
I (Bex) love social using the social media accounts. I feel like it gives me a licence to say what I actually feel and do what I want. When you have a day job that doesn’t allow that, it’s a great means of release! Plus being able to engage with fans is awesome, I hate it when bands clearly have someone else doing their social media for them, you’re never too big to give back to the fans that put you there.

Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
We’d rather polarize peoples views that have someone be indifferent about our music. Plus, opinions are like arseholes…

If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go.
The US would be unreal. Pete and Bex are a massive fans of the desert rock scene so going heading to California to tour would be a dream. We have a new drummer called Nick stepping in from the beginning of August and he’s a HUGE fan of US punk so I think we’d be right at home.

Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Can you teach me to dance real slow?
Seriously though, if you’ve got passion for music it can be whatever you want it to be. Live music is one of the best things in the world in our opinion.

Any last thoughts for your fans?
Keep supporting DIY music venues and bands. Thank you for all the support so far! - 50thirdand3rd


Still working on that hot first release.