Why Should I Be Excited About… Kikagaku Moyo, TAU and Tuval – Bleach, 30/5/2016

Why should you be excited, you ask? I mean, besides from it being Bank Holiday, Acid Box Promotions have invited Kikagaku Moyo who are the Japanese wizards who have just dropped one of 2016’s most exciting albums to date. The recently released, House In the Tall Grass blends together Dinosaur Jr-esque riffs with swelling atmospherics underneath. Cymbals shimmer, whilst bass pulsates on the surface like bubbles in hot oil – there’s subtle blends of Krautrock, funk, 70s guitar work and the obvious dosage of psychedelia. The sound itself is reminiscent of Unknown Mortal Orchestra on some serious downers, it’s as hazy as it comes with slightly jarring funk elements tucked underneath. If this isn’t the ticket out of your Bank Holiday blues then I don’t know what is.

Fuzz Club Records’ TAU hail from Berlin. Made up partly of the Dead Skeletons member, Shaun Nunutzi, they produce elements of far flung ambience displaying picturesque, etherial landscapes of psychedelia. Inspired by the Mexican deserts of Real de Catorce, they pack in tribal chants and tie these closely to kaleidoscopic soundscapes. For fans of Date Palms and Psychic Ills, these are definitely worth catching.

One of Give It Back’s favourites and similarly, one Brighton’s finest talents is first on. Tuval is set to bring his guitar wizardry to the realms of Bleach once more, half Jeff Buckley, half contemporary psychedelia in the fashion of Pond and friends. His musicianship is a God send to Brighton.

Tickets: £8.80

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