Tuesday, 15 April 2014



On Friday 25th April PLANK are playing at Trades Club in Hebden Bridge for White Rabbit, alongside MUGSTAR and FORMES. Will's DJing and there's a few of us heading up there for pre-gig ales & food so it should be a good one.  It's easy to do the last train back to Manchester post-gig though if you want to stay on, there will be DJs til 2am

Facebook info is here and see below for an overview on the acts from White Rabbit:

Liverpool’s Mugstar are one of the most respected psychedelic bands in the UK. They have been playing, performing and recording since 2003, and are adored for their heavy psychedelic Krautrock sound and intense live gigs.Mugstar’s first single ‘Spotlight over Memphis’ caught the ears of broadcaster John Peel and the band have never looked back, releasing a string of singles, EP’s and albums.Mugstar have show a tireless work ethic when it comes to playing live and earnt themselves a much deserved status as cult heroes. Mugstar were once again, one of the highlights of last year’s Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

The band have also provided soundtracks to films including Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘Earth’, the Singapore director’s imagining of a future post-disaster.

Most recent LP’s Axis and Centralia need to be heard to appreciated the dark psychedelic sound of MUGSTAR.

PLANK are a three piece from Manchester. Refreshingly separate from their surroundings, they instead focus on an electronically expressive sound bourne out of a respect for the likes of 70’s Krautrock pioneers, Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, alongside more wilfully expansive rock and mind bending electronics, as seen on the sprawling designs of 2012’s debut LP ‘Animalism’.

More recently PLANK have fully taken the plunge into gloriously off-kilter pop instrumentals and limb-seducing oscillations, with brilliant new single ‘Aphidelity’, taken from their forthcoming and ever more expansive second album due in May on Manchester label Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings.

Formed in February 2012, Formes are a new up and coming 4 piece Psych/Prog act from Leeds, with recent support slots for the Cult of Dom Keller and The Telescopes.

“It’s a dark journey with a deep meaning and a vocal delivery well suited to the message. With fellow Yorkshire men Hookworms embarked on the Psych ship, Yorkshire looks set to inspire a revival up and down the country”….(Artrocker Magazine).


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