Monthly Archives: September 2012


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Behind the Wall of Sleep and Mello Mello are happy to announce the psych show of the year the double headed show in the form of  Japanese heavy weight psych masters ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE and SF’s mighty psych drone lords CARLTON MELTON with support from Liverpool’s very own noise core heros, BARBEROS in support of their new record ‘OOO’.


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On the back of their acclaimed new album Unsound (Fire Records), Mission of Burma will be heading over for some select European shows in December, including the Shellac curated ATP.  The next single “Semi-Pseudo Plan” is available to download.

Mission of Burma To Play ATP Curated By Shellac in December Plus Other European Shows

02 Dec 2012 UK ATP curated by Shellac / Camber Sands Holiday Camp w/ Wire, Shannon Wright…

03 Dec 2012 UK Bristol, The Fleece
04 Dec 2012 UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
05 Dec 2012 UK Glasgow, Mono
08 Dec 2012 CH Zurich, Kilbi Im Exil
09 Dec 2012 IT  Bologna, Locomotiv
10 Dec 2012 HR Zagreb, NKC Park
11 Dec 2012 AT Vienna, Arena
12 Dec 2012 DE Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
14 Dec 2012 NL Den Hague, State X New Forms/Paard van Troje
15 Dec 2012 BE Diksmuide, 4AD

Unsound is Mission of Burma’s sixth full-length album – their fourth since their improbable reunion in 2002 – and it has earned 4 **** from The Guardian and Mojo, and 8/10 scores from NME and Uncut.  Reviews have noted the band “sound as electrifying, as curious, and as awake as they ever have,” (Mojo) and that the album is “a punk-derived mix of brains and muscle, as obsessed with angles and time-shifts as battle-cry choruses.” (Pitchfork, 7.7).

Mission of Burma will be returning to All Tomorrow’s Parties with a slot at the Shellac curated Nighmare Before Christmas in December.

Download “Semi-Pseudo Sort Of Plan” via Soundcloud:


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‘Axis‘ is MUGSTAR’s fifth full length – an expansive collection of songs that take the listener on a journey – the destination of which is not important – travelling through different movements, diverse colours and sounds and picking up from where Lime left us in August 2011.

From the dark brooding (‘Black Fountain’) to the elevating (‘Tangerina’), the cylindrical (‘Axis Modulator’) and the sonic mantra (‘Upturnsidedown’) ‘Axis‘ showcases a more diverse MUGSTARwhilst retaining their unmistakeable sonic wall of sound.

Axis‘ is to be released by Agitated Records on the 29th October 2012 and will be available as a CD, LP and Digital Download. You can also stream the first track from the album ‘Black Fountain’ below.

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MUGSTAR also play 2 UK shows including Liverpool’s International Festival of Psychedelia on 29th September.

28-Sep: UK – Bishop Castle Music From Elsewhere Festival Performing ‘Ad Marginem’
29-Sep: UK – Liverpool Camp & Furnace – Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia


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Carlton Melton – Andy Duvall – Guitar and Drums, Rich Millman – Guitar and Synthesizers, Brian McDougall – Drums, Clint Golden- Bass Guitar – release their third album, Photos Of Photos, for Agitated Records on 15th October 2012.
LISTEN: ‘Nor’ Easter
The band, with their exceptional sensory-space-rock-awareness, play Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival between 19th – 21st October backed by a full UK tour.
Dates are:
16-Oct UK Brighton Hectors
17-Oct UK TBC
18-Oct UK London Corsica
w/ Rangda
19-Oct UK Liverpool Melo Melo
w/ Acid Mother’s Temple
20-Oct UK Birmingham Supersonic
21-Oct UK Hebden Bridge Trade’s Club
22-Oct UK London Rough Trade East Instore
Mastered and featuring John McBain (Monster Magnet, Well Water Conspiricy) – on guitar/synth/ echoplex – Photos of Photos sees Carlton Melton take their organic improvised psych-jam to the highest sonic plane befitting the geodesic dome in which it was recorded and pulverizing the psychedelic hypno-drone that has come before.
Photos of Photos is a testament of Carlton Melton’s ability to bottle and hone their craft with sincerity – from the lush pastoral sonics of  ‘Nor’ Easter’ and title track, ‘Photos of Photos’ the smoldering gargantuan riffs of ‘Space Treader’  and the synth drones and spare rhythms of LP closer ‘Wingspan’. Carlton Melton meld -what could be a heavy indecipherable psychedelic mess – into something louder, more uncompromising and more coherent: ‘Melton’s Magick Karpet ride’.
Bonus tracks (available on CD and download) include the full 23 minute psychedelically enhanced drone ‘Adrift’ that peaks and dips as the title suggests and ‘Smoke Drip’ sounds exactly how you imagine a song called ‘Smoke Drip’ tosound. And that is exactly what Photos of Photos is about: the SOUND, the VIBE, a new age, drifting unchartered, across a sonic expanse.


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Saturday 29th September the first INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PSYCHEDELIA happens. Its gonna be mind frying!!!