Review of Spotlight Over Memphis Single by Mugstar

Mugstar - Spotlight Over Memphis
Mugstar - Spotlight Over Memphis - 13th October Critical Mass Records - Single Review

Mugstar

Spotlight Over Memphis

Critical Mass Records

The phrase “You’re from another planet, you are” is seldom seen as an ingratiating remark, but were you to stumble across the mysterious members of Mugstar in a Liverpool boozer and utter it to them, then it would probably be a case of drinks all around. Those criticising the emerging Liverpool scene as a shallow cosmic The Coral stalking sound have a surprise in store, as there is some depth to the scene

Mugstar - Spotlight Over Memphis - 13th October Critical Mass Records - Single Review

with these intergalactic, instrumental Indie rockers arriving on the scene intent to zap their way to the top. ‘Spotlight Over Memphis’ is a crisp tempo building instrumental assault, not dissimilar to Placebo’s ‘Bullet Proof Cupid’ that opens their ‘Sleeping with Ghosts’ album.

B side ‘I Am A Droid’ contains the only spoken piece on the three track offering, a terse repetition of the title accompanied by pelting drum beats and zany instrumentals. ‘Love Gasoline’ finishes things off in an upbeat melodious manner, quite like the music that accompanies old car chases on the television. With all the aggro around in this world at the moment, why not let Mugstar take you to another planet?

David Adair

Email - mugstar383@hotmail.com

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