Mutiny On The Bounty
I'm not sure what else comes from Luxembourg but Mutiny On The Bounty are by far the best export the country has created in years. The four piece pick up sort of where Meet Me In St Louis left, they've recently signed to Big Scary Monsters to release their debut album Dangermouth, they create frantic, incessant, bruising guitar music and they have a perchance for long, and awesome, song titles. But MOTB are not just MMISL pretenders.
The intense passion and enjoyment you can hear on tracks like 1,2,3,4, I Declare A Thumb War and Cruz Canerlaria is a measure of their commitment to making technical, fierce and crunching music. You can hear any number of influences in their sound from At The Drive-In, This Town Needs Guns, Refused, These Arms Are Snakes. Pretty much any guitar band who really mean what they do.Cruz Canerlaria actually sounds like a beefed up version of Fang Island's Curanga which I blogged about last year.
Their album comes out in June on BSM and they're touring the UK in May and August.
Mutiny On The Bounty - 1,2,3,4, I Declare A Thumb War
Mutiny On The Bounty - Crus Canerlaria