Summary Profile“Stand up. Brush yourself off. Raise your fists. At least tonight, we are alive.” - Taking on the World.
This call of redemption is the first track from Andy Lund & The Mission Men’s debut album, Soundtrack For A Muted Heart.
“It has a slight melancholic edge, but the music itself moves with a sense of hope, a feeling of dirty romanticism…. As Oscar Wilde said, ‘We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars’.” says Lund.
With old Johnny Cash and ‘solo’ Springsteen albums as an audio template, Lund wanted to approach the album, recorded at Sui Studios in Cape Town by Dirk Hugo (Wild Eyes/ Nikhil Singh), with a vintage, ‘old school’ feel by recording most of the instrumentation live in the studio. It is a timeless and honest recording and one that they are incredibly proud of.
Singer and main songwriter, Andy Lund has been involved in the South African music scene for over 10 years achieving underground acclaim with previous band, Roswell Kings. Feeling that he was only expressing half of his soul with the Kings, Lund felt that he need to take the collection of acoustic songs that he had written and give them the attention and life that they deserved and so Andy Lund & The Mission Men was born.
Lund is kept on his toes by The Mission Men, a collection of like minded and talented ‘sound agents’ who provide a backing to Lund’s songs. Mission Men you might find playing at any given gig, include bassist Sean Ou Tim (Lark, Goddessa, Closet Snare), Adam Hill (Sleepers) on guitar, Artur Pereira (Roswell Kings/VOL) on drums, on keyboards Jann Krynauw, harmonica player Dave Ferguson and Lara Block on cello.
The album’s first single, Fall From Grace, has been given great reviews and the music video received heavy rotation on SABC 3, MNet and Mk. The second single, Morning Star is going to tv now and we expect the same response.
Andy Lund & The Mission Men are proudly sponsored by
LEVI’S ORIGINAL MUSIC and WILDFIRE TATTOOS
Rave Reviews“There is no record this year that’s more redolent of the artist’s search for salvation from himself than this” – Miles Keylock - Mail & Guardian
“Soundtrack For A Muted Heart is a voice of hope and strength in an empty world” – Levi’s Original Music Magazine (9/10 rating)
“Heartfelt and mesmerizing” – Glamour magazine (ALBUM OF THE MONTH)
“(Andy Lund) is a sparkling avatar in a world too grey!” –Cape Argus