Mutes Releases New Song “Mere Slaughter”
Birmingham-based post-punk band Mutes, consisting of James Brown (vocals/guitar), Tom Hewson (bass) and Craig Bainton (drums), released a new song “Mere Slaughter” on November 17, 2023.
The song is the first single off of their upcoming fourth studio album (yet-untitled), which is expected to be released in 2024.
The band recorded the song entirely live, and the track is a three minute cacophony of dissonant no-wave guitar, anguished vocals and a belabouring rhythm section.
It is a raw reflection of a nation being slowly exenterated of possibility.
The track was written by Mutes, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Gittins at Megatone.
The accompanying music video directed by James Thompson.
The band said of the song, “'Mere Slaughter' was born from a need to write something ugly and dissonant - somewhat of a sonic exorcism. A lament for a society that is slowly eating itself by means of division and gaslighting.”
- Photo by Emma Hardiman
Background photo by Sam Frank Wood
- source : Apple Music