Breakfast Muff follow up their acclaimed 2017 album Eurgh! with the Crocodile EP. Serrated, fused with pop hooks and exploding with righteous anger, the Crocodile EP is an adrenaline-fuelled joyride.
A thrillingly uncompromising DIY pop trio, consisting of Eilidh McMillan (Rapid Tan, Jealous Girlfriend), Simone Wilson (Hairband, Mary Column) and Cal Donnelly (Kaputt, Rapid Tan), the band stand out not only for the music they make but how they make it. Without hierarchies, challenging each other to keep changing instruments and vocal duties from song to song, they are able to explore different genres and themes (feminism, punk, DIY music, garage, pop) while keeping a core essence.
In true Breakfast Muff style, Crocodile EP was recorded in one day with Eurgh! producer Rick Webster (Highpony Studio) with mixing duties handled once again by Hookworms’ MJ (Suburban Studio). You’re Not Written in My Stars is as close as they come to a dancefloor beat which builds into a defiant sing-along about breaking free from those who keep you down. Single Crocodile is about someone “guilting you and projecting their problems onto things you are doing!” and sets the pace and tone with stomping guitar, bass and drums; the perfect counterpoint to Simone’s enigmatic, almost-whispers of ‘wet eyelash on the bathroom tile’. Used slows the pace briefly allowing you to lose yourself in a story of pain, hurt and coming out the other side. Patient oozes a bass and guitar melody that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Fugazi or Sonic Youth record.
It’s an inspiring message to not give in and live your life the way you want to live it. In our society today people are demanding change, telling truth to power, holding people accountable and Breakfast Muff are providing the soundtrack.
released April 6, 2018
Recorded at La Chunky by Rick Webster. Mixed by Matthew Johnson. Mastered by John Hannon. All songs by Breakfast Muff. Artwork by Eilidh McMillan. Thanks to Dave, Rick, MJ, Bart, Lucy.