Liverpool’s Mugstar have steadily grown in status over a fifteen-year timescale on the UK underground rock scene. Collapsar (Skull Scorchers and Neuron Phasers – Singles & Rarities) is a timely collection of singles and rarities which charts Mugstar’s ever evolving outbound journey across the space lanes since the start of the millennium.
Catching the ear of the late, great John Peel with their first single ‘Spotlight Over Memphis’, Mugstar notably went on to record one of the very last ever Peel Sessions for him. From that point on, Mugstar have been transmitting their unique signal out to the furthest reaches of both inner and outer space ever since. This collection brings together some of Mugstar’s best-loved live tracks alongside some now difficult to find rarities – all alternative versions to previous album tracks – as well as previously unreleased tracks.
Taking in pulsating Krautrock, skeletal Post Rock, bludgeoning Psych and even an idiosyncratic take on the folk classic ‘Tam Lin’ (made famous by Fairport Convention), “Collapsar …” collates and unearths the hidden chapters of Mugstar’s ongoing intergalactic travelogue. Mugstar – Collapsar (Skull Scorchers and Neuron Phasers – Singles & Rarities) is presented here as a luxurious double album package. Pressed on heavy vinyl and housed in a stunning gatefold sleeve - rich in visuals, band photos and information - tracing Mugstar’s history to date.
Mugstar – Collapsar (Skull Scorchers and Neuron Phasers – Singles & Rarities) is available to pre order from Evil Hoodoo now.