Liverpool’s Mugstar are one of the most respected psychedelic bands in the UK. They have been playing, performing and recording since 2003, and are adored for their heavy psychedelic Krautrock 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, EP’s and albums. Mugstar have shown a tireless work ethic when it comes to playing live and earnt themselves a much deserved status as cult heroes. They were once again, one of the highlights of last year’s Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
The band have also provided soundtracks to films including Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘Earth’, the Singapore director’s imagining of a future post-disaster.
Most recent LP’s Axis and Centralia need to be heard to appreciate the dark psychedelic sound of MUGSTAR.
Musgstar have recently provided support for Mogwai.
Plank are a three piece from Manchester. Refreshingly separate from their surroundings, they instead focus on an electronically expressive sound bourne out of a respect for the likes of 70’s Krautrock pioneers, Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, alongside more wilfully expansive rock and mind bending electronics, as seen on the sprawling designs of 2012’s debut LP ‘Animalism’.
More recently Plank have fully taken the plunge into gloriously off-kilter pop instrumentals and limb-seducing oscillations, with brilliant new single ‘Aphidelity’, taken from their forthcoming and ever more expansive second album due in May on Manchester label Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings.
Formed in February 2012, Formes are a new up and coming 4 piece Psych/Prog act from Leeds, with recent support slots for the Cult of Dom Keller and The Telescopes.
Formes release there first single in April, mixed by Mark Gardner from cult band Ride.
“It’s a dark journey with a deep meaning and a vocal delivery well suited to the message. With fellow Yorkshire men Hookworms embarked on the Psych ship, Yorkshire looks set to inspire a revival up and down the country”….(Artrocker Magazine).
+ White Rabbit Psychedelic Lightshow
+ DJ’s Dave Ives (White Rabbit/Perfumed Garden), Will (Akoustik Anarkhy), Ned Netherwood (WasIst Das)
Last train friendly for folk travelling from Leeds and Manchester.
Tickets – £7/£9 direct from Hebden Bridge Trades Club and www.wegottickets.com or www.jumborecords.co.uk