Self-confessed “Tangential cowtank punk with chewie” band, Müttley, have released their debut EP, It’s Not Like Pie – five tracks of raucous goodness from the depths of suburban nipaluna/Hobart.
Having formed in late 2019 following on from a semi-impromptu jam session at the now-defunct Brisbane Hotel, Müttley survived the extended lock-downs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and have flourished as performers and song-writers with each and every gig they have played. The band were fortunate to already have some gel, with Sara Stevens (drums) and Majella Eales (guitar) having played together in another outfit previously, and along with the addition of Marty Taylor on bass, they set out to write some original songs, and most importantly, have fun.
The fourteen minutes of this extended-play recording mix it up with a delicious blending of various musical, lyrical and vocal stylings. The songs’ subject matter range from the disappointment and anger generated by the ruthlessness and lack of accountability of a bigoted society in the intense Not Like Pie and Worst Species, the outright annoyance of the selfish society in the Peep Tempel-esque Friday Night Special, the observational horrors of living in a rodent-infested abode in the lived-experience Rats of West Moonah, to the balancing, and delightful observational frivolity of All the Ducks Must Wear Hats.
Müttley are launching the EP on Saturday, 10th December at Simple Cider in North Hobart, supported by Mountains Of Madness and A Fistful Of Fiscal
It’s Not Like Pie is available as both CD and digital versions here on Bandcamp
Images: Feature image – Christopher Luttrell; Gallery images – fullonrockphotography (Andrew Fuller)