Supergroup Muzz are back with thunderous new track ‘Knuckleduster’, coming before their self-titled debut album is released next Friday (5th June).
Made up of Paul Banks (Interpol), Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman), and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), Paul says of ‘Knuckleduster”s accompanying video, “While we were shooting the video for ‘Red Western Sky’ at the American Treasure Tour facility, we discovered this great space underneath the museum. Unplanned, we quickly set up and started filming again - capturing the video for ‘Knuckleduster’ on the same day.”
With their album set to land next week, Matt says of the group’s dynamic, “Everybody’s pretty hilarious and good people. Josh is an incredible musician all around and super creative and fun to work with - he’s always thinking of ways to make a song better. It’s a good combo because Josh is more trained as a musician in music theory and Paul comes from a different perspective where he’s playing things that just sound good. Lyrically and melody-wise, you never know how he’s gonna approach a song. It’s always unusual and cool and unexpected.”
“I don’t ever write with the intention of giving records an overarching theme, as that feels very limiting,” Paul adds. “But looking back, I think the through line for me is meditations on mental health, and the quest for happiness and the way in which the mind can play tricks on us. But, ultimately, the music speaks for itself. We have a genuine, organic artistic chemistry together. It’s partly a shared musical taste from youth, as with me and Josh, but then it’s also the souls of my friends that resonate with me when expressed through music. I think it’s cosmic.”
Have a watch of ‘Knuckleduster’ below.
1. Bad Feeling
3. Red Western Sky
5. Everything Like It Used To Be
6. Broken Tambourine
8. Chubby Checker
9. How Many Days
10. Summer Love
11. All Is Dead To Me