mui zyu announces new LP ft. Miss Grit & more, shares “the mould”

London-via-Hong Kong artist mui zyu has announced her second album, nothing or something to die for, due out on May 24 via Father/Daughter Records. It includes her recent single “everything to die for,” and guest appearances from Miss Grit (on “please be okay”), lei, e (on “sparky”), and Pickle Darling (on “in the dot”). See the cover art and tracklist below.

The new single is “the mould,” a bedroom pop track with off-kilter instrumentation. “‘the mould’ is a frosted glacial sweetie about the many meanings of mould,” she says. “Mould is very cool, and the right kind can give you super powers. Unfortunately though, it’s less than ideal to be squeezed in to a mould that doesn’t fit snuggly. So I’m at the bottom of the rotten jelly bowl trying to work out what mould is the good kind, and what is the bad kind, and maybe realising none of it really matters at all, as long as I can get out of this steep, slippery bowl. This also marks a new approach for my writing indicative of the whole record in a kind of anti-overture-y way.”

mui zyu will be in the US for SXSW in March, followed by touring in the UK and Europe. See all dates below.

[embedded content]

1. satan marriage
2. the mould
3. everything to die for
4. donna like parasites
5. the rules of what an earthling can be
6. please be okay (feat. Miss Grit)
7. telephone congee i
8. speak up, sponge
9. what’s the password baby bird?
10. hopefulness, hopefulness
11. telephone congee ii
12. sparky (feat. lei, e)
13. in the dot (feat. Pickle Darling)
14. cool as a cucumber
15. 扮豬食老虎

Mar 2 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall (Dark Arts)
March 8 – London, @ Rough Trade East, Rough Trade Presents: International Womens Day
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room (FRIENDS:FOREVER presented by Jaded – 4pm)
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church (Audiofemme official showcase – 7pm)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX @ Bethell Hall (Father/Daughter + The Luna Collective official showcase – 9:30pm)
Mar 16 – Austin, TX @ Downright Austin Backyard (British Music Embassy – 2:40pm)
June 14 – Ipswich, UK @ Brighten the Corners
Aug 30 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Aug 31 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Psych Fest
Oct 11 – Rotterdam @ Roodkapje
Oct 12 – Paris @ L’Archipel
Oct 23 – Birmingham @ Sunflower Lounge
Oct 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Glad Cafe
Oct 26 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Oct 28 – Bristol @ Rough Trade
Oct 31 – London, UK @ King’s Place H2