“...they create a show powerful enough to change the perceptions of what is possible from a live performance.”
Mouses are guitarist and vocalist Steven Bardgett (he/they) and drummer Nathan Duff (he/him), a lo-fi garage queerpunk duo from the North East of England renowned for their raw, energetic and often chaotic live performances and their willingness to tackle societal orthodoxies and injustices head on. Formed in early 2014, they have built a growing reputation for their unique sound, combining surrealist yet often brutally honest lyrics with playful bubblegum melodies in a whirlpool of fuzzed out frenetic punk rock. They hold their own DIY safe-space festival 'Mousetival' every year in August, and work tirelessly to promote individuality and normalise gender fluidity.
As heard on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. They have played at festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Greenbelt - a festival which they now curate a stage at - The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Evolution Emerging, Twisterella, Stockton Calling and Olgas Rock Festival in Germany and have shared stages with the likes of Idles, The Lovely Eggs, Wolf Alice, Martha and PAWS amongst many more of their favourite bands. They're soon to release their highly anticipated follow up to debut album, 'The Mouses Album’.