17/10/20 - THE MUSTANGS RE-RELEASE TWO BLUES CONCEPT ALBUMS TO MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY
The Mustangs, one of the UK’s most established, best-known and multi-disciplinary blues rock outfits, are marking 20 years together as a band by re-releasing their two most acclaimed and ground-breaking albums –
Just Passing Through and Watertown.
The albums, which came out in 2017 and 2019 respectively, were both beautifully conceived works of conceptual blues; each carried a narrative theme that wove the songs, and the stories within, together.
The Mustangs had planned to gig throughout 2020 to celebrate their anniversary but the Covid-19 virus has meant the band has had to change its plans. Such unforeseen circumstances have, however, led to the perfect opportunity for the re-release of an exceptional set of back-to-back albums.
Just Passing Through was a metaphorical train journey through life, with stops along the way detailing love, life, loss and faith. The dreamy blues ballad ‘Beautiful Sleeper’ was released as a promo song for the album while the acoustic blues track ‘Just The Way It Is’ received Radio 2 airplay.
Beautiful Sleeper video:
Watertown was an environmentally-themed album telling the story of a young couple in love seduced by the bright lights and big industry of the new town developing across the river.
The album was inspired by The Mustangs’ appearance at the legendary Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and the band’s drummer, Jon Bartley, who is also co-leader of the Green Party of England & Wales.
She Didn’t Get Into The Water video:
The band’s main songwriter, singer and guitarist Adam Norsworthy, says of the albums:
“We like to be different and I think we did something really new and fresh with these records. We are very proud of both and the concepts, I hope, add to their depth and appeal. I think Just Passing Through and Watertown stand up to repeated listens and both deserve this ‘second hearing’.”
Both albums are available now digitally from Amazon iTunes and all major retailers, and as a CD from this website.
Get Watertown and Just Passing Through for £10 each or both of them together for the Special Anniversary Price of £15
Two critically-acclaimed Mustangs albums are available on Spotify for the first time. Shaman & The Money from 2011 and Speed Of Love from 2013 are both now available for streaming on The Mustangs' Spotify page, which you can visit by clicking on the Spotify link on our CONTACTS page.
Shama & The Monkey features band favourites such as The Line, Money On Your Back and Find Your Love, as well as Highwire, which was nominated for a British Blues Award for best song. Speed Of Love features live favourites When God Met The Devil and Payback, as well as Yours Sincerely, which reached number 2 on the iTunes Blues Chart.
“A brilliant collection, one of the finest you will hear this year. ‘Watertown’ is magnificent” - 10/10
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08/03/21 - TWO CLASSIC MUSTANGS ALBUMS ADDED TO SPOTIFY
MUSTANGS RETURN WITH NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY THEMED SINGLE & ALBUM
The Mustangs are back with a brand new album, WATERTOWN, out JUNE 7TH 2019
CLICK HERE ON THE ALBUM COVER TO ORDER NOW!
“A group that continues to stretch the musical boundaries and challenge themselves thematically and lyrically”
“The music is absolutely first class. They gel so well together and the sound they produce is absolutely flawless” - 10/10 Frame Music
“A wholly original album, a rock masterpiece, ‘Watertown’ flies to peaks unreachable to most of us”
The album is an environmentally-themed concept album about industrialisation, Americanisation and pollution, and is the band’s ninth studio album of original material. The band’s drummer Jon Bartley, is also the co-leader of the National Green Party. Jon says: “This album is very fulfilling to me, it’s the first time we’ve done something that aligns with what I do politically.
But it’s also got some great tunes and lovely performances”.
The album has been mixed by renowned blues producer and four-time British Blues Award winner Wayne Proctor. Wayne has previously worked with acts like King King, Ben Poole and Oli Brown. He also produced the Mustangs’ last album Just Passing Through. “You always know you’re going to get Grade-A songwriting with these guys”, says Wayne.
“Not just interesting arrangements, but also great lyrics and melodies”.
Main songwriter, singer & guitarist Adam Norsworthy says, “We’ve stretched our wings on this record to take in more of our influences and the music we love, including folk, rock, country, prog and psychedelia. The Mustangs DNA is still present, and we’re hoping that our fans in the blues and R’n’B communities will enjoy taking this journey with us.”
WATERTOWN will be released on Skyfire Records and available from Amazon, iTunes and all the usual retailers.
You can watch the video for the new single 'SHE DIDN'T GET INTO THE WATER' by clicking on the link HERE.
01/05/21 - MUSTANGS TO BEGIN WORK ON NEW STUIDO ALBUM
The Mustangs will head into the studio on May 17th to begin work on their new album. The as-yet unnamed album will be the band's 10th studio offering, and follows on from the critcally-acclamed blues concept album,s Just Passing Through and Watertown. Singer Adam says the new record will not, however, be another concept album. "I think we feel we have done that now", he says. "We want to go back to basics and make a blues album, recorded live, with the band just playing together and creating an energy in the room. We haven't down that for a while now ad we can't wait to start work on it". There is no release date scheduled for the new album as yet, but we will post more info as soon as we have it.