Just Mustard's mood is contagious. Whatever you might be in the middle of, the Dundalk, Ireland, group's music can pull your attention away and color your perspective. Case in point, it would be fair to wonder if repeatedly bringing the quintet out on tour with them has had anything to do with compatriots Fontaines D.C. swapping their early Strokes-ian tendencies for a slower, weightier sound.
Right from the start, Just Mustard have felt like an uncompromising entity. Live, the group's fusion of extremities - corrosive noise and beguiling beauty, extreme force and subtle nuance - came from a unique place, the work of musicians obeying no rules but their own. If the pandemic disrupted their rise, it also afforded them extra space to expand that solitary realm; new album 'Heart Under' was produced by Just Mustard themselves, utilising lengthy recording sessions in rural Ireland.