Who are they?

No survey of current Liverpool music would be complete without Mugstar. Consisting of Pete Smyth, Neil Murphy, Jason Stoll and Steve Ashton, Mugstar have been churning out album after album of heavy, critically acclaimed noise since 1996. With multiple LPs, tours and a Peel session under their belt, they really are a heavyweight of the Liverpool music scene.

Why we approve

Mugstar are typically referred to as making space rock, krautrock and psychrock. Notice the operative word in ‘rock’. Mugstar absolutely rock.

Sound bite

“Kraut Rock brings in so many different types of music – ambient, metal, psychedelia and so on. We saw an affinity with it because we wanted to be a melting pot of influences…”- Pete Smyth in The Quietus

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Catch them next

Mugstar have just finished a European tour, and their next UK show is on October 27th 2012 at Gullivers, Manchester Unpeeled w. The Telescopes & Anthroprophh.

Further reading: Mugstar’s website

Pic: David Smyth

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