L.A. Mood is perhaps best known as Dave Mudie, the full-time drummer for Courtney Barnett. Mudie is a multi instrumentalist and producer and has played in over 40 bands. Most recently Mudie played drums on Jess Ribeiro’s latest album, recorded Jade Imagine’s debut and played on releases from Gumboot, Super American Eagle (alongside Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols), Cannon, Baby Blue & Evan Dando (The Lemonheads).
Mudie is from a musical family – both his parents were professional musicians. His father, Don Mudie was a member of the seminal ‘60s & ‘70s bands The Groop and Axiom. Mudie’s mum was a singer.
“The first sample you hear on this song is my daughter’s heartbeat when she was in the womb, and that’s how the beat came about. Everything was then layered over the top. The lyric which I had for a few years became a bit of mantra to me during recording, long tours and lockdown, trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel, really. ‘We’ll try and catch the sun for you and everyone.’ I also really like how the piano and harmonies work together on this one.”Dave Mudie
‘Catch The Sun’ is exuberant indie rock which has a laid-back Dandy Warhols feel and some Beach Boys harmonising thrown in for good measure. La Niña be damned! This sunburst of a song will make you want to grab your surfboard and head to the coast, even though it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
Listen to or buy ‘Catch The Sun’ HERE.
Mudie will be releasing his debut album ‘Print Out Of The Sun’ later this year. The album was written and recorded across Melbourne, Portland and Castlemaine. The title was inspired by Mudie longing for the sun in places where it seemed hard to find. Collin Hegna (Producer of The Brian Jonestown Massacre) mixed the album and the artwork is by Mary Streepy.