Before the release of their debut album in 2011, they won the competition of the bands at the Jarocin festival. The event’s jury – advocates of punk in the past, recently inclined to traditional rock – was charmed by the trio’s mixture of heavy riff music in the style of Black Sabbath, with new, tuneful indie rock a la Queens of the Stone Age or Kings Of Leon, and Hendrix-like solos, old school beats and contemporary, quality melodies.
Magnificent Muttley’s first record was released by the label Karrot Kommando, which specializes in Jamaican and folk genres. The structure of the band is similar to the supergroup trio Cream, which at the end of the 1960s meshed Eric Clapton collaborating with riffing bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker, whose drumming was inspired by African music. Blues, psychedelia and riffs, swinging beats, as well as elements of improvisation constitute Magnificent Muttley’s trademarks.
Krzysiek Pożarowski, member of Paula & Karol, formerly also with Renton, sings and plays bass. He is accompanied by the guitarist Kuba Jusiński and drummer Olek Orłowski. They are young, but can undeniably play in the good old style.
It is difficult to find a similar band in Poland – one which realizes its musical obsessions, both contemporary and traditional, on a very high level. Each of the musicians receives equal attention. They have worked together since winter 2010. In Jarocin for the festival, not only did they win the main competition, but also received the Boarder Breaker title from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, awarded to the band with greatest chances for an international career.
2012 – Magnificent Muttley
2013 - Little Giant
2015 - Rear Window
Official website: www.magnificentmuttley.bandcamp.com
Jacek Świąder, Gazeta Wyborcza, June 2013, translated by Ania Micińska