Mr. Ted – Liverpool, UK – Grunge
Hailing from the suburban Merseyside town of Huyton, MR. TED is a difficult band to categorize. Describing themselves as ‘scrunge’; that is ‘scouse grunge’, the current line-up boasts former members of bands that include Iron Witch, Enamel Animal, and others. Phil (drums) is also the guitarist/vox in fuzz laden rock band Pet Virus. Punk, funk, doom, darkly-tinged / slightly unhinged folk… even thrash has been used as a genre to describe the Mr Ted sound by previous reviewers. Yet somehow Mr Ted have always kept that light-hearted, heavy-riffed, free spirited style which is deeply engraved into their sound to this day.