Mustard Service take on the A-Z challenge!

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Today it’s the turn of Mustard Service to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Marco: Well speaking for myself as a guitar player who started off on a classical guitar, I remember hearing Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Aguas de Março” and instantly fell in love with harmony and its versatility. I think that was the moment I wanted to try to express myself with new sounds and put it on tape.

Best rider you have had?

We’re not divas so we usually just get beer and water, but the absolute best treat we found in a green room was a bottle of Fernet-Branca and a 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola. The Argentinians in the band really appreciated it.

Craziest moment in the band?

Oh god, too many to count – most of which can’t be mentioned out loud…but I’ll say this one: on our first tour opening for Hinds we would ask people in the crowd to please lend us a place to stay and honestly it worked more often than it should have. I have to state that this is not safe and I don’t recommend anyone try it. For the most part, the people who would offer would be absolute sweethearts with nothing but the best intentions in their hearts but one time we were offered to stay in a haunted house. I’m a skeptic but I woke up to something tickling my feet and I still can’t explain it…

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Marco: When the socks come off I get off

Nuchi: Dos cuatro vueltas de manzana yo me voy abajo

Easiest song you wrote?

Marco: It’s a tie between “The Dominoes” and “Taking up Space.” “The Dominoes” came to us about a week before we were scheduled to go into the studio to record the new album. I say ‘came to us’ because those kinds of songs don’t feel like they’re being written by you, sometimes songs feel like they’re coming through you and it becomes sort of effortless. That’s rare though, it doesn’t happen often but when it does you know you have something good

Nuchi: “Alolé”

Favourite song in your set?

Marco: Pleasantries

Leo: I hate them all (Cat Don’t Stand a Chance)

Adam: Pleasantries

Nuchi: Pleasantries

Tuto: Cat

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Leo: Kodak

Marco: Rosalia

Adam: Hayley Williams

Nuchi: Harry Styles

Tuto: Shaquille O’Neil

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Adam: Being way too sexy all the time.

Leo: Finding a place to put all of our money.

Marco: Playing instruments.

Nuchi: Writing music.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Tuto can breathe underwater and also fly.

Jokes you have in the band?

There are no jokes allowed.

Key to writing a song?

Marco: E major

Leo: Be yourself and have fun.

Nuchi: Really thinking about something…

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Seattle from Miami (about 7000 miles).

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Lee Cleaveland and the Left Hand Band.

New band you’d recommend?

Leo: Lee Cleaveland and the Left Hand Band

Marco: Ryan Wright just opened a leg of a tour for us and she’s sick. Listen to “Noah” by her!

Nuchi: Mold

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Marco: Mild High Club

Nuchi: Daddy DeMarco

Adam: The Strokes

Tuto: Bandalos Chinos

Leo: Video Age

Place you’d most like to tour?

Nuchi: Europe

Adam: Japan

Marco: Latin America

Leo: Canadá

Tuto: UK

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Ball don’t lie.”

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

We decided to call this album ‘Variety Pack’ because much like ourselves, these songs sounded like a variety of different tastes and sounds.

See us live at?

Levitation 2023 in Austin, TX and a tour to a city near you!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Nuchi – Yes

Marco – No, I don’t think either is better than the other – just different.

Unusual merchandise?


Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

We do them live, come to the show to find out. 😉

What do your fans mean to you?

Nuchi: Everything

*Everyone agrees

X-rays or any other treatments needed for band injuries?

ACL tear MRI scan and surgery for Papa Nuchi.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Everyone: Adam

*Adam agrees

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?


AltCorner Staff

July 18, 2023

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