Mudfight Talks of New Music in the Punk Scene!

Punk rockers MUDFIGHT have two single's out, with an EP expected this summer! The band goes into great detail about the punk scene, the band's source material, and what plans are in-store for them. See what else the band had to talk about, as far as their music goes and much more.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members

After making music with many different friends, vocalist Max basically founded the band, as he wanted to bring back punk rock to the people.  He asked drummer Dominik while partying in town and the two formed a band the next days, called "Scumbag".  The lineup of the members changed constantly over time until we found Alex as the missing part, that we have searched for. (Again while partying in town: Guess that is, how it is supposed to be) . A short talk and a few drinks later and the next day, he was our new guitarist. This all happened quite accurate a year ago!

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name "Mudfight" comes from the legendary Woodstock 1994 set of our idols from Green Day, which ended up in a big Mudfight!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are all from Gmunden in Upper Austria (Near Wels and Linz), which is where we all live at the moment and where we get the most support from.  The music scene here is pretty diverse, ranging from Soundcloud-rap to folk or metal and rock music!  We do not have many young local bands, however our former guitarist, is a very talented solo musician!  She makes folk and soft rock music, going with the name SodL. (Instagram: sodlmusic) We can highly recommend everyone to check her out for some chilled vibes. 😊 

4. How would you describe your style?

As mentioned, before we come out of the punk scene. Nevertheless, we are not scared of trying something new and are not always chasing the norm, but generally we would say: Short and fast tracks with wild guitar solos, punchy drums and catchy bass lines!  You definitely can hear influences by rock legends like Green Day, Nirvana, The Ramones or AC/DC! Our standard sentence for style is: Nevermind the Dookie, Let There Be Mudfight! (This were the exact words of the owner and our dear friend from our local record store "Good Things") Addressing albums: Nevermind The Bollocks, Nevermind, Dookie and Let There Be Rock!

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

As we are a very young band, we currently have released two singles: "Wasted" (2 Songs) and "Torn Away" (Lead single of our upcoming release!) "Wasted" is best described as a track for your 90's skate park session! Second song of "Wasted", named "Dry Mouth" has a more grungy vibe, reminiscent of Nirvana, but more punk! Lead single "Torn Away" is a fast punk banger, perfect to go wild and crazy!  Stay tuned about our upcoming release, it is the one we are most proud of yet!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We are writing new music all the time, especially the last months in quarantine, because we had lots of time! However, we currently are focusing around our upcoming EP "Safe Zone", coming out on the 12th of June, 2020!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We had lots of stuff planned for this year, but due to the CoViD-19 pandemic, we sadly must postpone most of our shows to a subsequent date or the next year… Plans involved playing small festivals and a big summer open air show in our hometown!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Bigger shows and sweeping the audience away would be awesome! I think we have done a good job so far, but there is certainly more to it and we try to get it out. Our goals range from: Starting from playing bigger festivals to crazy ideas for live shows, like stage diving with a drum kit…. There is so much, but for now, we just want to keep recording new music and playing at every show we can get, as far at it is possible!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to us on every streaming platform, however we put most of our work in Spotify, since it is our streaming portal of choice, and the one that is most relevant for our current fans! Our merch and records you can get by messaging us on Instagram or via our Facebook shop and of course, when you come to our shows! We also do a lot of giveaways on Instagram, and all info regarding new stuff is posted there too. So if we made you curious about us, check out our Instagram @mudfightband!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Our goal is to leave a good-feeling on the listener, after listening, because we like motivating tracks the most! My songs come from the bottom of my heart. When I feel depressed about something, I try to write about it – Every song has a meaning for me but should have a different for any other listener! Every story should have a place in one song, so that it helps as many people as possible to feel good or to help people go through hard times! I would say the most important thing to remember is, that music is connecting us!

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