“The bastard offspring of the Jesus And Mary Chain meets a seriously twisted and distorted version of Weezer.” Mouses are a lo-fi garage rock duo from Billingham renowned for their raw and energetic live performances and a tendency for gig induced self-destruction. Formed in early 2014, they have built a growing reputation for their unique sound, combining surrealist lyrics and playful melodies in a whirlpool of fuzzed-out, frenetic punk rock.
As heard on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio; Mouses have burst onto the scene with festival appearances at Liverpool Sound City, The Alternative Escape, Evolution Emerging, Twisterella, Stockton Calling, Olgas Rock Festival in Germany and have recently announced the release of their debut album, ‘The Mouses Album’ on 23rd September with Sister 9 Recordings.
“Billingham-based alt-rock duo Mouses make more noise than most bands twice their size. Luckily, it’s an infectious racket; a spiky, lo-fi, punk rock assault with bangin’ toons” – Sister 9 Recordings
“Mouses energetic, blistering live performances serve as the perfect precursor for their debut EP ‘Mouses’ which was released on Manchester’s Sister 9 label earlier this month” – NE Volume Magazine
“Young, smiley, talented and sounding fresh as f*ck, Mouses were the first band I saw at this year’s Stockton Calling and one that immediately went on my list to see again. A mixture of sharp drumbeats, catchy riffs and fuzzy vocals, songs like Hollywood, Poison and Algebra are thrown out with boundless energy and endearing enthusiasm. The kind of music that gets you up and dancing – jump on board before their popularity skyrockets” – Bleach and Cologne
“A lo-fi duo with a bubbling potential of their own, including previous support from BBC Radio 6 Music. With an angsty live sound and an angry stage presence, their set was energetic and emphatically brought the gig to life” – Katy Blackwood
“One of my favourite EPs of 2014 and one which I feel is a great example of the really exciting undercurrent of young new bands emerging in the North East at the moment. Mouses are a two piece band from Teesside who appear to have been reared exclusively on spiky punk records. Their self-titled EP is a snotty, urgent and truly invigorating quarter of an hour, and their live shows are little riots too. They’re currently one of the region’s best kept secrets, but I suspect that might not be the case for too long.” – Drowned in Sound