Music: The new psychedelic, space rock sounds of Mugstar
Like Hawkwind? Tangerine Dream? Magic mushrooms? OK, then – meet Mugstar, an instrumental rock band from Liverpool in thrall to krautrock, Pink Floyd, Neu!, Sonic Youth and Oneida.
Black Fountain is like Peter Gunn if it was played by an orchestra of mutant Evelyn Glennies, conducted by Anton Le Vey and remixed by the Master Musicians of Goo Goo G’Joob. You know that bit in the film The Kill List with the dark and the chasing and the tunnels and weird masks? This would be the perfect soundtrack.
Fifth album Axis is out on October 29 via Agitated Records, but before that they appear at The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia on September 29. Wolf People, nominated in the Best New Band category for last year’s Classic Rock Roll Of Honour, are one of the headliners and it looks, like, well freaky maan. And well good.