Teesside-based duo Mouses have a very individual way of writing songs.
Fuzzed up garage-pop nuggets, the pair recall Ty Segall's delirious invention crossed with Stephan Malkmus' lyrical abstraction.
New cut 'Hollywood' is forthcoming, and it's a wonderfully off kilter, contagiously surreal gem. The video apes silent cinema, and it perfectly compliments the music itself.
Steven Bardgett explains: "'Hollywood' is about the very nature of fame and the issues that come with chasing it. There's a lot of references to the film Sunset Boulevard in the lyrics as I can remember watching that film for the first time and being blown away by how relevant it still is. How the desire to be famous can destroy a person. Hollywood is about treating fame as a poison, a drug – the more glimpses of it you get, the more you want – and the idea that people will do anything to be famous. That terrifies me."
Check it out now.
Catch Mouses at the following shows:
3 Darlington Forum
8 Leeds Brudenell Social Club (w/ NARCS)
9 Redcar Volkspower Festival
14 Whitley Bay 42nd Street (w/The Froot '67)
22 Manchester The Castle Hotel
29 Middlesbrough House of Blah Blah (Hollywood Single Launch)
5 Hull O'Rileys (w/ Cannibal Animal)