Interviews

Babie Julez is the Bug-Eyed Girl

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Babie Julez. Together we discussed their their influences, their philosophy on music, social media, their latest album "Bug-Eyed Girl" and so much more. You can follow them at social media here. 1.Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you today?  I am amazing!! How are … Continue reading Babie Julez is the Bug-Eyed Girl

A Conversation with Dayton King

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Vancouver’s Dayton King. Together we discussed being born into royalty, their musical inspirations, mental health, and their newest single “Take Me Away.” 1. Mustard would like to thank you for joining them. How are you doing today? Thank you so much for having me, I'm doing great today! 2. … Continue reading A Conversation with Dayton King

Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Written by: Mister Substitute Across the vast wastelands of hell, from the smokey pile of tired, skanked-out Rudies, comes a new challenger for the Devil himself: Hexadecibel. Hailing from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Hexadecibel is the workings of the talented Brandon Turner and labels themselves as “Electro-ska.” Their latest release is a single through Beautiful Rat … Continue reading Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Hexadecibal Prepares For A Showdown with The Devil

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Ontario's Hexadecibel. Together we discussed hexadecimal numbers, their creative process, their cover on "Songs For Dads", and their upcoming single "Skanking With The Devil." 1.Mustard is grateful to have you join Music Shelf. How are you doing?I'm doing great! I'm honoured to be a part of Music Shelf … Continue reading Hexadecibal Prepares For A Showdown with The Devil

Just Fade with Mistine

Photo by Biata Shem-Tov Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with New Jersey's Mistine. Together we discussed being Jersey-bred, their experience at USC's Thornton School of Music, their creative process, their latest EP "Fade", and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you doing today? Thank you for … Continue reading Just Fade with Mistine

Float Away with Natasha Blaine

This interview took place prior to the release of Natasha Blaine's "Vegas." You can listen to her new single here. Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Nashville's Natasha Blaine. Together we discussed singing jazz at a young age, being Vanderbilt's University first vocal jazz student, their songwriting process, and so much more! 1. Hello! … Continue reading Float Away with Natasha Blaine

Review Roundup: September 23rd, 2022

Emily Gray - England https://open.spotify.com/track/2NtFa3bFyzLEjI5eU6dcKR?si=c5eb8541cfdd4f3e Emily Gray returns home to England on this triumphant track that will inspire you to want to return home as well. She asks if the aging streets will remember her name. This line provokes so much and enacts your favorite hometown memories to come to the forefront. For anyone who … Continue reading Review Roundup: September 23rd, 2022

Follow The Path with Benito Skarp

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Sweden's Benito Skarp, member of Mt.Seaside, who has embarked on a solo journey. Together we discussed their work with Mt. Seaside, their creative process, and their newly released singles "The Path/The Light." This interview took place before the release. 1.Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How … Continue reading Follow The Path with Benito Skarp

Artist Profile: Nate Phung

Written by: Mister Substitute This is the inaugural Artist Profile where Mustard and I will be highlighting artists that we… well… want to highlight, and the person that inspired this idea is none other than Southern California’s own Nate Phung, front-person for Nate Funk and the Phunky Bunch. I first found Nate on a random … Continue reading Artist Profile: Nate Phung

Follow Your Heart with Marilyn Hucek

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with pop independent musician Marilyn Hucek. Together we discussed their love of fashion, their lifestyle website “The Lunar Phase,” their recent single “Just Friends”, and so much more! 1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you doing today? It is my pleasure. I’m doing great … Continue reading Follow Your Heart with Marilyn Hucek

Jordyn Taraez Is So Good (On Their Own)

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Maryland's Jordyn Taraez. Together we discussed the role music played during their childhood, their philosophy on songwriting, opening for Maude Latour, their upcoming single "Can't Talk", and so much more! 1. Mustard would like to thank you for joining them. How are you doing today?  Hi! Thank you … Continue reading Jordyn Taraez Is So Good (On Their Own)

Between The Tides with Deniz Love

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Texas's Deniz Love. Together we discussed their time as a Division One college soccer player, their creative process, their influences, their newest album "ALL WAVES PASS", and so much more. 1. Mustard would like to thank you for joining them. How are you doing today? Hello Mustard! I'm … Continue reading Between The Tides with Deniz Love

Solomon Carlson Owns This Town

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with independent artist Solomon Carlson. Together we discussed growing up with music, their first song they learned on guitar, their social media presence, their newest song "Oneshot" and so much more! 1. Mustard is thankful to have you here. How are you doing? I am doing well mustard. Thank … Continue reading Solomon Carlson Owns This Town

Exclusive: Grooblen “Escher Girl” Music Video Premiere

Music Shelf is grateful and honored to premiere the video for Grooblen's newest single "Escher Girl." This is their follow up to their debut album "One of Four" which was released earlier this year. Grooblen (Ellie Stokes) is an integral member of the San Francisco music scene. Stokes is the founder of the Big Leap … Continue reading Exclusive: Grooblen “Escher Girl” Music Video Premiere

Screen, Turn On–Put on Jason McCue, Please

Listen here Review by: Mister Substitute If you don’t know by now, I’m actually a full-time substitute teacher–I’m sort of the go-to long-term substitute for my district. I am currently substituting while a teacher is on maternity leave. Whenever there is downtime I always play music, and sometimes (like now) I will listen to the … Continue reading Screen, Turn On–Put on Jason McCue, Please

Big Leap Collective Presents Skatember!

San Francisco's art collective Big Leap Collective, founded by Ellie Stokes, will be presenting the first ever Skatember on September 29th, 2022. Big Leap Collective provides independent artists "opportunities for diversity, accessibility, and education through immersive and community-focused events and collaboration in the Bay Area and beyond." The guest of honor at Skatember will be … Continue reading Big Leap Collective Presents Skatember!

Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Pre-order here Review by: Mister Substitute Righteous pessimism. Read that again. Cynicism that is just, scrupulous criticism on something long overdue for a calling out. Everyone, I present to you Bumsy and the Moochers' "Diet Violence" Hailing from Chicago, Bumsy and the Moochers are grade A, certified ska-punk: upstrokes and horns meets face-melting guitar shredding … Continue reading Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Feel The Flow with virgogabrielle

Photo by: @visual_shinobi Featured photo by: @theset916 and @cortexdrip and @pleaseexcusemybrilliance  Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with the Bay Area's virgogabrielle. Together we discussed being an old soul, their love of Jazz and R&B, their songwriting process, and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is thankful to have you join them. How are you? Hi Mustard! … Continue reading Feel The Flow with virgogabrielle

Feeling Electric with ISAA

Interview by: Mister Substitute Mister Substitute had the pleasure of speaking with Ireland's ISAA. Together they discussed their beginnings with music, their production, Ireland, and so much more. Check it out below! Who is ISAA? How did you get started making your music? I'm a Hip - Hop artist that focuses on motivating people through … Continue reading Feeling Electric with ISAA

A Conversation With Kapusko

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Kapusko. Together we discussed when they began making music, their influences, their songwriting process, and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you? Hello Mustard grateful to be able to do this, I'm currently in quarantine but Im doing pretty … Continue reading A Conversation With Kapusko

Go It Alone with Robbie Stokes

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Massachusetts's Robbie Stokes. Together we discussed their home state, their influences, their latest EP "Mixed Signals", and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard is thankful to have you join them. How are you doing today? What’s happening, Mustard? It’s a pleasure to be here! … Continue reading Go It Alone with Robbie Stokes

Living Life with Cheriimoya

Photo credit: Cliff Joseph Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Germany's Cheriimoya. Together we discussed their introduction to music, their childhood friendship with Sierra Kid, their creative process, signing with Arista Records, and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you?  Hey Mustard! This is my first … Continue reading Living Life with Cheriimoya

Album Review: “Womb” by Kate Brunotts

With the news of the United States Supreme Court, shockingly, overturning “Roe vs Wade” and removing human rights Kate Brunotts newest album “Womb” comes out at a perfect time. It is unfortunate to say this though as disallowing human women the freedom to choose what they can do with their own bodies breaks this condiment’s … Continue reading Album Review: “Womb” by Kate Brunotts

Press Play with Megawave

Mustard and Mister Substitute had the pleasure of speaking with New York's Megawave. Together we discussed their origin, their upcoming name change, sharing the stage with artists such as I Fight Dragons, and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have Megawave join them. How is everyone? Michelle: Everyone … Continue reading Press Play with Megawave

Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

Pre-order here Review by: Mr. Substitute Young Costello, so hot right now,” is what my first thought was when I had the privilege of listening to their latest EP entitled “Stories Told, Some New, Some Old” set to be released through Ska Punk International on August 30th. You know how a charcuterie board is supposed … Continue reading Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

The High Jives of Suns of Cali

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with California's Suns of Cali. Together we discussed their origin, their sound, how a high jive differs from a high five, and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard is thankful to have Suns of Cali join them. How is everyone? Hey Mustard ! Howie here … Continue reading The High Jives of Suns of Cali

Follow The Reckless River with Zoë Wren

Photos by James Westlake Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Zoe Wren! Together we discussed their time as a busker, their songwriting process, their Twitch channel, their latest single "Vapour", and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you?  Hi Mustard! I’m doing well thanks, thanks for interviewing … Continue reading Follow The Reckless River with Zoë Wren

Welcome to Nehway Sahn’s Wonder World

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Connecticut's Nehway Sahn. Together we discussed their time teaching themselves music, their foundation Coffee & Kala, their upcoming song "Wonder World" and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you? I’m floating in gratitude, Mustard. Thank you! I hope you’re … Continue reading Welcome to Nehway Sahn’s Wonder World

Become A- “kin” with Yourself with nowfeel

Review by: Mr. Substitute You know, growing up from a very young age, we really take for granted the first time we’ve felt certain things, certain sensations. Like what was it like the first time you put on one of those puffy jackets, that feeling? New sensations, new textures both physical and visual, at one … Continue reading Become A- “kin” with Yourself with nowfeel

Dasie and Angie Petty Soak In The Spotlight on “Theatre Major”

Dasie and Angie Petty have joined forces on “Theatre Major.” The duo highlight popular acting techniques such as crying on command, fading into the background, and being able to play any part. Whatever you may need from Dasie and Angie Petty, they can do. This makes them feel like a theatre major. As someone who … Continue reading Dasie and Angie Petty Soak In The Spotlight on “Theatre Major”

Say Something with Alexa Cappelli

All photographs by: Sara Bouwman  Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Los Angeles's Alexa Cappelli! Together we discussed growing up with music, being a vegan, social media, their EP "Confused @ 22" and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hi! Mustard would like to thank you for joining them. How are you … Continue reading Say Something with Alexa Cappelli

Album Review: “Who Will Forgive All My Sins” by Future West

Listen to the album here Future West's latest "Who Will Forgive All My Sins" opens with "Faded"; an atmospheric opener that sets the mood for the rest of the album. Throughout the track a sample of what sounds like an old television advert plays. Francis asks both himself and the listener"are we faded?" Does Francis … Continue reading Album Review: “Who Will Forgive All My Sins” by Future West

Swarzo was Born to Rule

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with New Hampshire's Swarzo. Together we discussed their love of history, their time serving as an infantryman, their thesis, their debut album "Born To Rule" and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is thankful to have you join them. How are you? Hello, Mustard! I am doing well! Honored … Continue reading Swarzo was Born to Rule

A Conversation By Torchlight

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with New Jersey’s By Torchlight. Together we discussed the history of their name, their creative process, their most recent album “A Night to Remember”, and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is thankful to have you join them. How are you?    Very well, after taking a little home … Continue reading A Conversation By Torchlight

Screen On with Jason McCue

Photos by Nathaniel Legg Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Philadelphia's Jason McCue. Together we discussed their first time playing music, balancing being a musician and college student, their upcoming album "Screen, Turn On" and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you? Hi, Mustard! I’m doing … Continue reading Screen On with Jason McCue

The Green Thumb of Era Wadi

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Austin's Era Wadi. Together we discussed their musical inspiration, how Reddit played a role in their career, their latest song "Green Thumb", and so much more! 1. Hello! Mustard is thankful to have you join them. How are you? I am doing very well super busy Mustard, working … Continue reading The Green Thumb of Era Wadi

Feel The Big Energy with Half Past Two

Featured photo by: @raemystic Mustard and Mr. Substitute had the pleasure of speaking with Southern California’s Half Past Two. Together we discussed their early memories, the inspiration behind their hit “Scratched CD”, and so much more! Mustard would like to thank Half Past Two for joining them. How is everyone? We are good, we are … Continue reading Feel The Big Energy with Half Past Two

A Conversation with Future West’s Francis Watters

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Dundalk, Ireland's Future West. Together we discussed their origins, their potential sponsorship with GPS companies, their upcoming album "Who Will Forgive My Sins" out this Friday, and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard would like to thank Future West for joining them. How is … Continue reading A Conversation with Future West’s Francis Watters

Music Shelf’s August 12th Review Roundup

listen here "namestage6 is not Okay" from namestage6 is an incredibly ambitious and engaging record. Sampled entirely from Huggable Dust by Okay (which deserves your attention as well) helps shapes this experimental hip-hop album that has elements of an Eyedea & Abilities album blended with the creativity of Tyler, The Creator. It is hard to … Continue reading Music Shelf’s August 12th Review Roundup

Rock The Spot with Stevie D!

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Illbotz/and Knuckleheadz front-man Stevie D! Together we discussed the formation of Illbotz, their thoughts on Chick-Fil-A still being closed on Sundays, Knuckleheadz, and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard thanks you for being here! How are you doing today? Good. I finally beat Duck … Continue reading Rock The Spot with Stevie D!

On Shore Sailing with Josie Edie May

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Suffolk's Josie Edie May. Together we discussed the role music played during their childhood, their strong sense of empathy, their latest single "Sea Salt", and so much more! Check it out below! 1.Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you?  I am very good … Continue reading On Shore Sailing with Josie Edie May

Music Shelf’s August 5th New Music Roundup

It is Friday and you know that means, new music from your favorite independent artists from all over the globe. Check out Mustard's roundup of songs they believe your human ears will enjoy! I Need Your Touch - Sara Maatouk https://open.spotify.com/track/33v2nCRDRvZhxIZFBEQhaT?si=7a91302694564b27 With Summer approaching its end, Sara Maatouk provides us with a summer anthem that … Continue reading Music Shelf’s August 5th New Music Roundup

Kitty Fitz Wants Your Love

Studio pictures by Lily Doidge Live image to Alfred Barwick! Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with South East London's Kitty Fitz. Together we discussed their love of mustard, being a bassist for Prima Queen, their inspirations, their most recent single, and so much more! Check it out below! 1. Hello! Mustard thanks you for … Continue reading Kitty Fitz Wants Your Love

Music is the Cure for Alyssa Garcia

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Philadelphia's Alyssa Garcia. Together we discussed their mantra, their influences, having their songs featured on Netflix, and so much more! Check out the interview below! 1. Hello! Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you?  I’m grateful you took the time! Feelin’ good 🙂 2. … Continue reading Music is the Cure for Alyssa Garcia

Review Roundup: Cliff Beach, Claudia Kate, and Autumn Sky Hall

"Son of a Beach" EP by Cliff Beach Cliff Beach's newest EP "Son of a Beach" will delight your human ears! In seventeen minutes Cliff, an award-winning songwriter, showcases his fusion of soul, blues, and funk. While listening to the EP Mustard wished for human legs as they wish they could dance and bogey along … Continue reading Review Roundup: Cliff Beach, Claudia Kate, and Autumn Sky Hall

Grab a Hersey Bar with Olivia Van Goor

Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Detroit's Olivia Van Goor. Together we discussed their favorite type of chocolate, their EP "When The Shadows Fall", their thoughts on social media, and so much more! You can pre-save their upcoming single "My Lonely Heart" out August 5th here. 1.It is no secret that you love chocolate. … Continue reading Grab a Hersey Bar with Olivia Van Goor

A Noir to Remember with By Torchlight

Review by: Mr. Substitute Hearing something new is always a fascinating experience; the way your brain does this dance of receiving the new information and then registers it as something enjoyable. That’s very much what my brain did with By Torchlight’s latest album “A Night to Remember.” Get this: Rock Noir. Equal parts rock opera … Continue reading A Noir to Remember with By Torchlight