M U G S T A R 
 In Session With Marc Riley 
 plus UK Dates 
 
“Any fan of continuous, expectant grooves, bludgeoning riffs and pastoral psychedelia need look no further then entering Mugstar's orbit.” The Quietus 

“Mugstar operate on a level that is a joy to behold…” Uncut 

‘Locked groove psychonauts distill the wordless core of Hawkwind, Neu! And Sonic Youth….’ Mojo
 
Influenced by krautrock, 'saucerful...' era Pink Floyd, Neu!, Sonic Youth and Oneida, MUGSTAR (Peter Smyth - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals; Neil Murphy - Guitar, Flute, Viola; Jason Stoll - Bass, Saxophone; Steve Ashton - Drums, Percussion) are instrumental rock all the way from Liverpool, England.
 
Mugstar are the sound of 10,000 suns exploding, pulsing with repetitive beauty. Maintaining a power and heaviness with a supersonic mantra-like drive, their sound continually evolves, their musical maneouvres continually expand. Their atmospheric shifts and dark unease, combined with flashing monochrome projections, make the Mugstar live experience an aural and visceral assault.
 
 
SEE THEM LIVE HERE
26-Apr UK Derbyshire MAB Fest
South Wingfield SC
South Wingfield, DE55 7LX
27-Apr UK Fell Foot Wood We Are All Trees Festival
Newby Bridge,
opp Lake Windermere
9-11th Aug UK Braziers Park Supernormal Festival
Oxfordshire
 
“Rarely less than utterly transcendant…. Glistening, interstellar sonic glory” Rock Sound

'...about time they receive some well-deserved attention' Rock-A-Rolla

'The British quartet rarely put a foot wrong…” Terrascope

'...continuing their excellent approach to psychedlic rock, propelling them alongside contempories like Bardo Pond, Oneida, and Kinski.' Boomkat
 
 
 
OUT NOW ON AGITATED RECORDS
...Sun Broken....  / Lime
(LP, 2011)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Having signed to Massachusetts' Important Records, and released two albums - ...Sun, Broken... and Lime in 2010, Mugstar  gained a certain degree of notoriety appearing at both ATP and Supersonic Festivals that year. Both albums were originally only released on but were re-issued on vinyl formats in 2011 via Agitated Records. 
 
SERRA: DISTANT SUN (ROBERT HAMPSON REMIX)
( 12”, 2011) 
 
 
Serra Distant Sun Remix is a 2 Track vinyl EP (PRT 1 & 2) / 1 track CDEP exclusively featuring the remix work of Robert Hampson of Loop / Main. 

Hampson transformed Serra into a 39 minute planeshifting kosmische epic. PRT1, the first 19 (or so) minutes (side one on the vinyl) pulse with fizzing electrical energies that evoke obscurio Kraut rock demo tapes from the mid 70s, moving slowly onto PRT 2(side two on the vinyl) with beats and rhythms subsiding into early (early!) and wholly immersive, wholly essential. Tangerine Dream-esque ambience. 

Both "sides" are combined as the whole on the CD version. The 12” was limited to 800 copies and available on clear green vinyl. 
 
 
Ad Marginem
2012 (CD, LP, DL)
 
 
 
Ad Marginem began life as a collaboration between filmmaker Liam Yates and Mugstar, created outside a traditional framework whereby a filmscore is added to a completed film. Members of the band were equal partners in writing, directing, editing as well as acting; the on screen drama was shaped to complement the musical form. 

Ad Marginem is both tightly controlled and claustrophobic.; though is not without a supersonic, dark and dense explosiveness, echoing Slint and Pink Floyd. Visually, the stark black and white photography of the cover pays homage to classic world cinema.

The entire project (interiors and exteriors) was filmed within a stone's throw of the coast and contrasts post-industrial urban landscapes with some of the most beautiful Merseyside locations: the Sefton coast of Liverpool Bay and Hilbre Island, where the Dee Estuary meets the Irish Sea. A tale of obsession and betrayal, it takes as a theme physical and social marginality: a cult on the margins of society, a man on the margins of the cult.  
 
 
AXIS
2012 (CD, LP, DL)
 
 
 
 
Axis is Mugstar’s long awaited fifth full length album - an expansive collection of songs that take the listener on a journey. The destination is not important it’s all about the journey - travelling through different movements, diverse colours and sounds picking up from where Lime left us in August 2011. 
 
From the dark brooding (‘Black Fountain’) to the elevating (‘Tangerina’), the cylindrical (‘Axis Modulator’) and the sonic mantra (‘Upturnsidedown’) Axis showcases a more diverse MUGSTAR whilst retaining their unmistakeable sonic wall of sound.
 
 
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