Described as ‘Buddy Holly on acid’ and ‘bubblegum pop with attitude’ – Teesside’s Mouses are a lo-fi alternative rock duo formed in early 2014 with a tendency for gig induced self destruction. With a sound influenced by the early works of lo-fi bands such as Wavves and Times New Viking, encompassing surrealist lyrics and playful melodies, they have built a growing reputation for their raw, energetic and unique sound and live performances. As heard on BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing Newcastle/Teesside, Vic Galloway’s BBC Scotland and Amazing Radio; Mouses have burst onto the scene with festival appearances at Stockton Calling, Stockton Weekender Warm Up, Evolution Emerging, Twisterella, Liverpool Sound City and The Alternative Escape and recently signed to Manchester label ‘Sister 9 Recordings’ with their eagerly awaited 2nd EP released March 2015.
“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
“It’s immediately apparent as to why there’s a buzz surrounding these guys, from a local scene point of view they’re the most interesting band around at the moment. It’ll not be long before this infectious duo is making waves throughout the rest of the country and beyond.” – Louder than War
“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 SoundHomepage | Facebook