Grasscut return with the second single from their forthcoming debut album. Continuing their theme of exploring the essence of our culture, on 'Muppet' Andrew Phillips and Marcus ODair deal with losing your ability to communicate, something Phillips describes as a very English kind of frustration.
'Muppet' is released on Ninja Tune on 15th February 2010.
I was talking to a bunch of people having a conversation none of us could be bothered to have, Phillips explains. And I could hear someone gossiping about a mutual friend behind me I couldnt resist pretending to text while actually recording them. While this may not make Phillips your ideal friend, it results in great music. I wrote the song while walking home and recorded the vocal straight into my phone. Musically it had to go from a pop song to total self-destruction. I remember Marcus ramming a drumstick into a cymbal, jamming the stick into a tom and bowing the cymbal furiously while I was yelling at the end. We really went there.
Remix duties are ably dealt with by Nathan Fake, the estimable Norfolkian who can throw in everything from next-wave computer rock techno to vertiginous ambient pilgrimages, or in this case, come up with something in between. The package is rounded out by the ecstatic, electro-psych sweep of Meadowhall At Last.
Already acclaimed by Tom Robinson as making genuinely daring music that still remains an accessible and enjoyable listen, Grasscut are set to release one of the oddest, most listenable and strangely uplifting albums of the year.