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KIKAGAKU MOYO UK tour starts next week, incl London & Green Man Festival performances

August 9, 2017

KIKAGAKU MOYO

– UK tour starts next week
– Shows include London, Birmingham,
Green Man Festival, Doune The Rabbit Hole,
Manchester & Bristol

 

 

Following June’s sold out show at London’s Moth Club, Tokyo’s Kikagaku Moyo are preparing to return to the UK for a string of shows over the next few weeks.

Starting with a headline show at London’s Corsica Studios next Wednesday, they will play shows across the country, including an appearance at Green Man Festival.

Kikagaku Moyo UK live dates are:

16th Aug – Corsica Studios, LONDON
17th Aug – Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
18th Aug – Green Man Festival
19th Aug – Doune the Rabbit Hole, STIRLING
20th Aug – Eagle Inn, MANCHESTER *SOLD OUT*
21st Aug – Crofters Rights, BRISTOL

Kikagaku Moyo (translated as “geometric patterns”) started in the summer of 2012 busking on the streets of Tokyo. Though the band started as a free music collective, it quickly evolved into a tight group of multi-instrumentalists. Their sound encompasses a broad spectrum of influence & elements of classical Indian music, Krautrock, traditional folk, and 70s Rock. Most importantly, their music is about freedom of the mind and body, and building a bridge between the supernatural and the present. Improvisation is a key element to their sound.

They run their own record label, Guruguru Brain, focusing on releasing underground artists from Asia, including Kikagaku Moyo. Earlier this year, they released a new EP, ‘Stone Garden’. Compared to last years relatively song-based album House In The Tall Grass’, ‘Stone Garden’ is a window into Kikagaku Moyo’s more experimental side. This record enabled the band to experiment not only with instrumentation but also atonality and a playful approach to mixing. The unexpected results have become five unique songs each woven together through the same process.

Listen to & buy Stone Garden here: gurugurubrain.bandcamp.com/album/stone-garden

Kikagaku Moyo are:
Vocal/Guitar: Tomo Katsurada
Guitar: Daoud Popal
Sitar: Ryu Kurosawa
Bass: Kotsuguy
Drum/Vocal: Go Kurosawa

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