Following the release of Mugwump’s acclaimed debut-album “Unspell” in its Deluxe Edition earlier this year, with media plaudits from the likes of Groove, Clash, SPIN, The Fader, Mixmag (Germany + UK), Nowness, Metro, Uncut, Les Inrockuptibles, Tsugi, The Line of Best Fit, Le Soir, Focus and a recent June 2016 headlining guest appearance on BBC 6 Music, Mugwump will return on Subfield/!K7 (rel date : 21st October 2016) with an assorted package of mind-blowing music and an improved band line-up (drums : Lukas Melville / synths+vox+machines : Geoffroy Mugwump / bass+vox : Stephane Fedele / guitar : Thomas Stadnicki) which is heading towards a big blend of influences such as Throbbing Gristle, (Cult Belgian 80’s band)TC Matic, early Talking Heads, The Stranglers, Johnny Marr, Air, Ought, Protomartyr or a darker LCD Soundystem. Mugwump keeps on joining the dots between daring dancecuts and live post-punk/disco/indierock with the Metempsycho EP, which serves as a vehicle and playground for the new formation, showcasing epic & total re-arrangements of 2 existing album songs (“Breakdown” & “Memento lies”) put into a new context and the new single, « At the Front ».
Sung by Geoffroy Mugwump, “At The Front” is an eerie piece of post-punk indie pop, coming with a 10 minutes-long haunted dub version. The song signals an exciting direction for Mugwump’s second album, currently in the works and penned for 2017. Radical club facelifts by Kill The DJ/Les Disques De La Mort’s Ivan Smagghe/Rupert Cross, Fabrizio Mammarella (Slow Motion/International Feel) & recent Subfield signings Front De Cadeaux round-off this exciting package.
> Mugwump live showcases this fall/winter at VK, Beursschouwburg & Brass, Brussels
> Mugwump presents… The Germans, Tav Exotic (Vlek), Rodolphe Coster & Mugwump @ VK Brussels , 16/12/2016
> Geoffroy Mugwump plays at MaMa festival in Paris
>”At The Front” video coming up, produced by Lovo Films (Brussels), starring Lisbeth Gruwelz and her Voetvolk dance company (Antwerp)
>”Voetbalknienn” is the jingle of France’s primetime news TV show “Quotidien” with Yann Barthes (TMC/TF1)
> UK Radio premieres : “At The Front” on BBC 6 (Lauren Laverne AND Nemone shows), “Voetbalknieën” Front De Cadeaux remix on NTS radio (Dan Baumont/Nadia Ksaiba)
OUT on 04.11.16