Mouthfull was a queercore band based in London, England from 1994 to 2000. Influenced by the San Francisco and Toronto Queercore scenes, the band set up the pioneering queercore night club Up To The Elbow in Camden in London. Core members were guitarist / vocalist Andy McHaffie and bass player Mike Wyeld, although Mike contributed vocals to two songs. The band regularly played with other bands on the scene, and even promoted other bands gigs. The band released a single early on in the US, called 16, a song fighting the then ongoing age of consent debate for gay men in the UK. On the back of that, a new line up without original members Lea and Yaz, but with new 17 year old drummer Monsoon had a record deal with a small London record label.
Mouthfull recorded one album with that label, but that deal subsequently ended acrimoniously. The band then found another record label to release the album, but that label met its demise shortly after. The album Mouthfull by Mouthfull went unmastered for years, until one of the members found the tapes in an old book case. Digitally remastered from the 2 inch master tapes in Pro Tools, the album, Mouthfull by Mouthfull…(alternate title Bring Balloons by Mouthfull) was freed for distribution by the Musicians Union and is now available for free download from various sources.
Over the years, the band played with dozens of their heroes, from Tom Robinson (Glad to Be Gay) to Sister George and Pansy Division.