3 August 2020
Who: Indie supergroup with Paul Banks (Interpol’s front face), Matt Barrick (drummer The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (multi-instrumentalist). Three friends who met in the New York City post-punk revival scene of the early 2000s.
Album: MUZZ – debut LP
Released: 5 June 2020
NME verdict: “His latest meeting of minds sees the Interpol crooner join forces with Josh Kaufman (of folk band Bonny Light Horseman) and Matt Barrick (drummer with The Walkmen and ill-fated indie legends Jonathan Fire*Eater). Yes, it’s a super-group – but without a lot of the bluster, ego and self-indulgence that often comes with the territory… Muzz play with a warm classic rock vibe that calls to mind the crackling of vinyl as the needle drops… this is a bold and classy debut Banks, Kaufman and Barrick prove far more than the sum of their parts, turning on a bright light of their own.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
Keywords: Five-star balladry / Nights In White Satin / Bad Seeds moodiness / Music
for silent isolation moments / Indie brilliance / Crooner echoes / Sonic shadows
Key tracks: Knuckleduster / Red Western Sky / Broken Tambourine / Summer Love
– KNUCKLEDUSTER –
– RED WESTERN SKY –
– BROKEN TAMBOURINE –
– SUMMER LOVE –