Following on from their last single “Bandit”, Sydney based trio Mushu are releasing their next installment “Traps” from their forthcoming EP due out in 2012. The last few years have seen two EP’s from Mushu, their debut Neverland (2008) and their self titled EP, Mushu (2010) from which came the singles “Neap Tide” and “Don’t Forget Me”. 2010 also saw Mushu take on North America, touring the US and Canada.
More recently Mushu have been focusing on their live show, embarking on two tours this year alone, hitting venues up and down the east coast like The Zoo, The Vic and The Vanguard and playing with bands such as Founds, Tin Sparrow, Cub Scout, Underlights and Winter People. In their downtime Mushu have kept busy in the studio, demoing and recording the material that makes up the bulk of their forthcoming EP.
Mushu’s latest single “Traps”, a markedly darker offering than past material, explores an aural landscape richly textured with gritty country undertones influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash. It was co-produced by Mushu and Luke Bert from Tales in Space (Art vs Science, Dappled Cities), and mixed by Bryce Goggin in New York (Joan as Police Woman, Pavement).
“Traps” follows the plight of an otherwise innocent and well-intentioned individual, who’s been forced by another to act out of character and do something they’ll regret. “Traps” is available on iTunes from December 2nd.