Behind the Track

Behind The Track: Hush Mozey

6th March 2018

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BIMM Bristol graduates Hush Mozey recently released their brand new single ‘A Place For Them’. The self-professed ‘drowsy rock ‘n’ rollers’ purvey a brand of nostalgic guitar music that echoes great British acts such as The Libertines, The Specials and The Charlatans.

The new single is the first track to be lifted from from their debut EP ‘Tales Of Bigotry’, which is officially released on March 23. Check out the official video below.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION/IS THERE A STORY BEHIND YOUR TRACK?

A Place for Them is a song about being a troublemaker, someone difficult to get along with. Sometimes its good not to listen to anyone, have fun and just go with the flow. It was written when I was about 17 and living on my own. I was living in this really old, weird, cottage 5 minutes walk from the sand dunes in St.Ives. It was great fun.

WHAT DID YOUR PROCESS INVOLVE?

I have had this song written and finished for a while now. I used to play it solo as Joe T Johnson for years before we all met and formed Hush Mozey. When I took the song to Hush Mozey, everyone liked it. So, we all wrote our own individual parts. Jack Woolcomb wrote his bass lines, Josh Derrick wrote his guitar parts and Harry Surman created his drum parts, including his legendary snare roll! Hey presto! The song was there. We like to call this song our pub anthem. Drunk people seem to love it.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE LINE/SECTION OF THE SONG?

My favorite lyric is “Another word to make this next verse work, I scribble down a cliche verse that said we don’t care”. 

I like it because it’s such lazy lyric writing. The lyric is a bit tongue and cheek, but I like it. Also, the drum parts played by Harry on this are great! The drum groove and overall style of Harry’s playing locks the song together in a way that feels special. 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN THREE WORDS?

DROWZY ROCK AND ROLL.
A bit more than three words but it’s the way we like to describe our music.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT STUDYING AT BIMM?

The best thing? Hmm. I think the tutors were great. Speaking with them about music was good fun. There are some really good musicians working at BIMM Bristol.

 

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James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.