Premiere: Mouses – ‘Hollywood’

Don't go chasing fame...

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.

‘Hollywood’ is released 29th July 2016 via S9 Shop and all other good digital retailers (pre-order LINK). Debut LP The Mouses Album is set for release on 23rd September 2016 (LINK)

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)

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