You’ll recall that a couple of weeks ago I caught the second gig by the reactivated Mitchell Museum at the Doghouse. And straight away there were a couple of things that really impressed me.
First off, the set was based almost entirely on new material with 7 of the eighth songs contenders for Mitchell Museum album number 2. Secondly, and most importantly, it was simply just how good the new tunes actually sound.
As discussed in the interview I did with them before that show, there’s an element of sadness to these songs or, as Kris describes them, Mitchell Museum songs “without all the multicoloured streamers and banging”.
I’m pretty certain, having had the benefit of listening to a recording of the show several times, that these songs are going to generate a fair bit of excitement across the land in coming months as they’re both melodic and more mature than previous material whilst still retaining essential elements of the Mitchell Museum identity.
Anyhow, here’s a sneak preview of the new material selected by the band from the aforementioned bootleg and used with permission:
Mitchell Museum – Weddin (live at the Doghouse)
If you want to hear more of the new material then you’re in luck.
Firstly, you can hear ‘Clockstopping’ from the same set at the Mitchell Museum website.
Secondly, the band have 3 upcoming dates including not one but two imminent Glasgow dates. Firstly on Thursday (7th) they support the Miaoux Miaoux LP launch at Mono alongside Conquering Animal Sound. Tickets costing £6 are only available on the door.
Then, on Saturday 9th, they’ve been added to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Takeover Stereo evening alongside The Clock, Un Cadavre, Aperture, Edinburgh School For The Deaf and Seams. [Tickets]
Finally, next week the Miaoux Miaoux LP launch line-up heads to the Electric Circus on Thursday 14th for an Edinburgh event. [Tickets]
Phew. Promise what comes next won’t start with the letter ‘M’!