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Mutiny On The Bounty

You know those press releases which talk about bands who hail from small towns and channel the lack of excitement into making wonderful music? Well Mutiny On The Bounty come from Luxembourg. You know, the tiny little country wedged inbetween Germany, France and Belgium. It's population is less than half a million, Like Bristol or Sheffield, and is ruled by a Grand Duke. A Grand-fucking-Duke!! Now lets talk about a lack of options forcing creativity.

MOTB are no strangers to the UK having previously toured here on a couple of occasions including a run of dates with would-be labelmates Meet Me In St Louis, on what proved to be one of their final outings. FYI: The Luxembourgers(?) humour is not considered to be part of the reason for break-up. Having put their geographical placement to good use, the band have been all over Europe, winning many new fans with their stunning live show and excitable enthusiasm for music.

Their debut album, 'Danger Mouth', is 11 tracks of brilliance, sitting somewhere between The Fall of Troy, Thursday and Minus The Bear in Lazy Comparison Land. 'Call Me Cheesus' kicks things off in style, easing you into the record before tearing you a new one whilst 'Cruz Canerlaria' demonstrates the bands incredible technical abilities and anyone who isn't punching the air and singing along to the end of '1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare A Thumb War' needs to give themselves a long hard look. Mutiny On The Bounty have succeeded where many before have failed and created a record which not only satisfies the guitar-tapping, technical lovers amongst us but does so with a radiant smile which shamelessly beams from every discordant riff.

If you can name a better band from Luxembourg I'll eat the Grand Duke's hat.

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