COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5
Crowned best live act by the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and awarded the title of best international act by Pure M Magazine, UK festival favourites Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 are out touring their long-awaited second album, The Difficult Number 2 in 2022.
Recent single, This Is Your House, features dance music icon Mary Kiani and Dopesick Fly frontman Ant Thomaz and is a testament to the Glasgow-based band’s reputation as joyful, genre-hopping purveyors of music to move your feet to. Big, warm and immediately uplifting, the new single was born out of the eleven-strong outfit’s love for dance music, with the universal message to look after the planet that we are unified in calling “Our House”. Inspired by nights spent in legendary Glasgow nightclub, The Arches, This Is Your House is the sound of this year’s summer.
Produced by Paul Gallagher – front of house engineer for synth-pop pioneers CHVRCHES – The Difficult Number 2 features a whole host of eclectic guests from Larry Love (Alabama 3) to Gavin Mitchell (Still Game), combining a mixture of tried and tested fan favourites with some brand new tracks featuring the band’s signature singalong magic. The lead single, G.T., was championed by BBC 6 Music’s Amy Lamé, as was follow-up single Ted Dancin’ which reached No.7 in the Scottish Charts.
Since the Dijon 5’s 2014 album, Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To 1, the cult favourites have striven to create an album that fans will love just as much, while taking them somewhere new entirely. John McMustard, aka the Colonel, said: “There’s no filler. Every song works well individually, but as a whole the album takes you on a musical journey into the different genres that we love. What’s remained is the spirit of unity and community that lies at the heart of all the music we make. Gals’ studio is tied to the Castlemilk Youth Complex so we’ve even had the local kids’ choir in singing on a couple of tunes which is brilliant.”
Live, the band are famed for throwing some of the most outrageous parties in venues and festivals across the UK and beyond. Subject to lockdown restrictions, the band are gearing up to play