After a long time writing and gigging Hush Mozey’s debut EP “Tales Of Bigotry” is finally released and the wait was worth every second. 25 minutes of youthful tracks brilliantly mixing energetic indie ska rock and soulful more stripped down arrangements, all blended together with witty lyrics and sociopolitical themes, confident delivery and a stirring dose of sleaziness.
Standout moments include the intelligent lyricism on “Paper People” where frontman Joe laments about the people he loves who have no money and compares it to the lives of “Tory Bastards” that have all the money are still unhappy and unhealthy, humanising them as people who struggle with the same emotional problems as the rest of us despite their greed and selfishness. The lyrics sum up the dissatisfaction of the young people towards authority and their dodging of answering their questions whilst remaining sensitive to the human condition, leaving you with a smile as it finishes with a humorous murmur of “Hugo Boss was a nazi”. Another great example of questioning social norms is on rebellious track “Hideout” where Joe suggests he shaves his head and wears a dress just to frighten the type of ignorant people bothered by such things. There is also an undeniable allure and charisma throughout the EP with multiple mentions of getting intimate with someone, a theme which is especially prominent of the aptly named “Burlesque”, “Moroccan Treasure” and “Listen Learn”.
The instrumentation on this EP is stellar, balancing elements from ska, indie, soul and even grunge, making each track sound unique yet similarly themed due to the bands well crafted style. From the smooth chord progressions with effective atmospheric guitar solos on tracks such as “One More Night” to the bouncing bass and distorted guitar build ups on “Moroccan Treasure” the band demonstrate expert prowess in their songwriting.
There is so much to love in this EP even excluding the parts that I have mentioned that resonate with myself. I’d highly recommend checking it out and discovering your own favourites, as each track is delicately crafted with great lyrics, tight performance, production and mastering. It’s a refreshing experience for the ears and mind, providing great tunes that can be enjoyed in any capacity, at a party, romantic intimacy, on your own or just hanging with friends. This EP is a great start to their career’s and I am extremely excited for their future.
Hush Mozey’s ‘Tales Of Bigotry’ available now on all major streaming platforms, be sure to give it a listen and if they are playing in your local area make sure to go see them as they always put on a great show. I guarantee you won’t regret it.