A symbol of London’s mash up of fashion and musical styles, Mouthwash announce the release on 8th June of their album ‘True Stories’ with a bonus CD featuring live and unreleased tracks, on Rebel Alliance Recordings. Their songs are defined by an honest delve into the under belly of London life, with references to rejecting day jobs, bundling on to night buses to getting guns pulled on them in Brixton. All their music is engrained with a gritty realism that tenderly touches on the romantic before heading back to the street corners, signing on and the offy.
Crossing ska and ragga rhythms and melodies with a UK Indie/punk sound, Mouthwash have a loyal following in the punk scene since the day they started in 1995. The band had played with many of world’s prominent punk/hardcore acts when they were still in their punk-addled teens, and it was a support slot with Rancid in 1998 at the Astoria that impressed singer Tim Armstrong. He immediately asked the band to join his label ‘Hellcat Records’ on which they released the album ‘1000 Dreams’ in 2001 to much critical acclaim.
The band themselves are quick to point out that they don’t have a particular message to spread, they just want to make good music, get smashed and enjoy themselves along the way. With tour stories such as hitchhiking across America and being stuck in a van for days with a mental patient, it seems like they are definitely trying!
These hard working boys are back and better than ever with their new album. To promote this new release the band are headlining a series of UK shows after going on tour supporting with good friends The King Blues.
You can catch their powerful live shows at the following places:
27th April Students Union Sheffield w/THE KING BLUES
28th April Students Union Derby w/THE KING BLUES
29th April Brunel Students Union Uxbridge w/THE KING BLUES
30th April Students Union Bath w/THE KING BLUES
1st May Sin City Swansea w/THE KING BLUES
2nd May Underworld Camden, London w/SONIC BOOM SIX
3rd University Union Hull w/THE KING BLUES
22nd New Cross Inn, London
23rd May Mclusky’s Kingston on@ 5pm w/ANTI-FLAG+THE KING BLUES
24th May The Gander Bournemouth
25th May Harrys Bar Stoke
28th May Wagon and Horses Digbeth, Birmingham
29th May Ringside Hull
30th May Thatched House Stockport
31st May Rainham Mark Social Club Gillingham
26th July The Retro Bar Manchester
8th Aug Maze Nottingham w/VOODOO GLOW SKULLS