“Over the past year Cardinal Fuzz has brought you some great original releases. However, there are a few releases that for one reason or another never made it onto vinyl. If there is one album that deserves the Cardinal Fuzz vinyl treatment then it would surely be Sun, Broken by Mugstar.
Mugstar are without a shadow of a doubt THE premier space rock act in the United Kingdom, if not the world. Their potent brew of punishing riffing, krautrock grooves, clattering surf guitar and post punk urgency all filtered through an intergalactic pulse has ensured them a place on all the major psych-rock festivals throughout Europe.
Sun, Broken was originally released on Important Records in 2010 – but contains songs that are still staples in their set to this day. From the neuron destroying opener ‘Ouroborous’ , all the way through to the spacefaring ‘Furklausundbo’, Sun,Broken offers no let up from start to finish .
Released on stunning intergalactic black/white swirl and housed in a redesigned embossed cover printed in metallic ink with hand numbered insert all designed by longtime Mugstar cohort, Sam Weihl – this could well be the re-release of the year!”
Forthcoming MUGSTAR dates:
27 Jan – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK w. MOGWAI
29 Jan – Sticky Mike Frog, Brighton, UK
30 Jan – Instants Chavires, Paris, France
31 Jan – 4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium
1 Feb – Romein, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2 Feb – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium w. MOGWAI
13 March – The Kazimer, Liverpool w. The Warlocks
5 April – Special Performance in France
25 April – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
24 – 31 May – European Tour to be announced
7 June – Eindhoven Psych Fest, Eindhoven
8 June – Brussels
20 June – Sineater Festival, Shropshire
21 June – Sonic Rock Festival
26 July – Koz Fest
We are very pleased to announce – MUGSTAR’s first show of 2014 is supporting MOGWAI at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on 27th January followed by Ancienne Belgique, Brussels on 2nd February.
27th Jan – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester w. MOGWAI
29th Jan – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
30th Jan – Les Instants Chavires, Paris
31st Jan – 4ad, Diksmuide, Belgium
1st Feb – DB’s, Utrecht, Netherlands
2nd Feb - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels w. MOGWAI
“Liverpool’s Mugstar are one of the most respected psychedelia bands in the UK.
The group, who have been playing, performing and recording since 2003, are adored for their heavy psychedelic kraut-rock sound and intense live gigs. Mugstar’s first single Spotlight Over Memphis caught the ears of broadcaster John Peel and the band have never looked back, releasing a string of singles, EPs and albums.
They’ve also shown a tireless work ethic when it comes to playing live and earnt themselves a much-deserved status as cult heroes. Mugstar were again one of the highlights of this year’s Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia while latest records AXIS and Centralia are perhaps their best yet.
The band have also chosen to embark on a different path of live film soundtracking. Earlier this year the group provided the music to Ho Tzu Nyen’s Earth, the Singapore-based director’s imagining of a future post-disaster.
Pete Smyth (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and Jason Stoll (bass/sax) from the band talk about creativity, psych and their different approaches to writing music for film and albums…”
Amazing line-up again for today!
MUGSTAR set to play the Furnace at 11:45