It must be that time of the century for rock-bands, particularly those associated with the grunge era, to re-appear for celebratory headline tours that involve playing entire albums. Not so for Mudhoney.
Rather than wheel out their triumphant and influential 25 year old mini-album, "Superfuzz Bigmuff", which would be an event in itself, albeit a short one, the band have brand new material to share with us. Due for release on 2nd April, "Vanishing Point" is their sixth full-length set for iconic label Sub-Pop and heralds another era for the acclaimed outfit.
With such a vast catalogue to choose from, it's admirable to see (and hear) that Mudhoney are still held in such high esteem, not least by ATP and Mogwai who awarded them a slot at the 2012 I'll Be Your Mirror event in London. Tracks such as "Touch Me, I'm Sick" and "Hate the Police" still have some relevance today and the albums "Piece of Cake" and "Tomorrow Hit Today" have continued their assaults on eardrums for the past few decades.
More eardrums are under threat when the band hits these shores in June for a UK tour. The first stop is Brighton on the 4th, followed by Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Bristol and finally, Birmingham on the 10th. Tickets on sale now, with prices pitched at £16 upwards.