muckle pup is the work of Paul Sandison, a caledonian musician based in Melbourne, Australia.
With a mix of tranquil vocals, hypnotic guitar fingerpicking, simple percussion hooks, looped riffs and field recordings, all wrapped in warm analog tones, muckle pup’s songs gracefully sidestep the modern tendency towards shallow, disposable culture. His music is both experimental and melodic, mellow yet haunting, with lyrics steeped in canny observation, honesty and intimacy: a carefully crafted blend of layered acoustic loops, found soundscapes and emotive traditional song writing.
Raised in Caledonia, muckle pup came to Australia from the UK in 2007. During the following period of experimentation in song writing and recording techniques he developed a distinctive and introspective style. February 2010 saw a debut public e.p entitled ‘secession’. After a series of successful shows around Melbourne muckle pup took time out to record ‘gone to cede’ in the winter of 2010.