The Bulbs + MUGSTAR at Static Gallery – 8pm, Thursday 4th August
Neil’s new band The Bulbs is both a musical concept and a real band which aims to marry adventurous music-making with information and sound samples chosen to challenge the audience to look around them at the world in which they are living. It aims to ‘switch on listeners like light bulbs’ to question conventional wisdom and corporate media propaganda.
The Bulbs are Neil, Andy Maslivec (bass player from The Neil Campbell Collective) and
Joey Zeb (session percussionist and drummer with legendary underground Liverpool dub institution The Mighty Zeb). Joey, a founder member of Zeb, has his roots in prog dub. He has sessioned on various reggae, rock, folk projects and met Neil during the highly respected N F I electronic improv sessions. He is currently playing with proggers The Romans and dub hop outfit The Corinthians.
The event at Liverpool’s Static Gallery brings The Bulbs together with one of the most legendary of Liverpool groups, psych kraut rock band Mugstar.
Famous for having recorded the last ever Peel Session Mugstar have released music on Lancashire & Somerset Records, Trensmat Records, Sea Records and Critical Mass Records and have toured with Mogwai, Fucked Up, Acid Mothers Temple,Oneida, Clinic, Mike Watt amongst others. Their 2006 single “My Baby Skull Has Not Yet Flowered” was hailed in some quarters as a psych classic and featured in magazines as diverse as Mix Mag, The Wire, Kerrang and The Times.
The debut album ‘Mugstar’ was released at the end of 2006 on Sea Records on CD and on Critical MASS Records on a limited run of heavy weight vinyl in 2007. The album gained the band fans across the world especially in America where the vinyl version was changing hands for almost $100. Three years and countless collaborations later the band signed to Important Records, who released “…Sun, Broken…” in March 2010. The band are currently working on a film and have been commissioned to write a movie soundtrack…
Both bands share the capacity to create soundtracks for imaginary movies of the mind. Coupled with projected visuals and compelling samples this is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The event takes place at Static Gallery (23 Roscoe Lane, Liverpool) on Thursday viagra mexico 4th August. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are £6 on the door and £5 in advance from https://www.seetickets.com/s.asp?a=the+bulbs+-+mugstar&p=7788