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Heart Under

Just Mustard

Heart Under

Second self-produced album from the Dundalk, Irish noise rock band

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    After being dubbed a shoegaze band on their 2018 debut album, its industrial yet dreamy follow-up ensures the Dundalk five-piece won’t be put in any boxes at all
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    Swampy and tumultuous like a month’s worth of rain
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  3. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Just Mustard are a band completely at one with their sound, and with Heart Under they have well and truly mastered the art of atmospheric rock. Not bad going for a second album – not bad at all
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Just Mustard return ready to expertly mix things up on Heart Under
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  5. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The Irish quintet’s second album, a tornado of distorted dissonance, places them among the vanguard of the British Isles’ ever-crowded post-punk scene
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    A striking, fantastically original work, this is an album that taps into animalistic emotion
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Just Mustard's second album is an ear-piercing piece of intuitively crafted work
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  8. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This album is smoky shoegaze on a more industrial level, with drummer, Shane Maguire, beating an iron staircase with a stick, creating a metallic backbeat that contrasts the beauty of the vocals
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  9. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Shoegaze conducted and transmitted by a grand, brooding orchestra from a fantasy realm
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A work that conveys an anxiety over loss of possibilities, but speaks to the power of resilience
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Heart Under is an album rooted in anticipation: Just Mustard know it’s the glimmer of danger that’s most enthralling of all
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  12. 8.0 |   Dork

    With gentle vocals and often minimal accompaniment, it’s easy to get lost in the shoegazy aura, but the unconventional guitar croons soon bring you right back to the moment
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  13. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Everything is done in service to the feeling of a song, even more than to its melody, though the hooks take hold in short time. Heart Under beats with uneasy equilibrium
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  14. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Nothing about what Just Mustard is doing is all that original per se, but their ability to contort their instruments to sound like otherworldly utensils is truly an anomaly in shoegaze currently
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  15. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Heart Under is a bold step into new sonic territory that they will help to define
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  16. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Irish shoegaze band plunges into darkness on its brilliantly textured second album, led by the eerie vocals of Katie Ball
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