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Kikagaku Moyo


After such an extraordinary day one, it’s hard to imagine that day two can be any better, but if the crowds who are down for the opening of the doors are anything to go by, expectation is high. Opening are Chilean four piece Vuelveteloca, who blend traditional South American rock with some heavy psychedelic influences …

Last year the London-based independent label Fuzz Club hosted a two-day festival in the Dutch city of Eindhoven which saw people travel from over 35 different countries to immerse themselves in a communal celebration of all things fuzz, reverb and drone. The label have been busy working on round two and are now sharing the …

The Beauty Witch have compiled a treat for those in Manchester this evening, with Gorilla taking centre focus. Opening proceedings, we have local band Inland Taipan, who have a new line up which incorporates additional viola and violin. The ethereal vocals and franctic guitar notes are complimented beautifully by the strings and create an other …

Masana is a fictional word created by Kikagaku Moyo to express a utopian feeling, an existence where everything can interact harmoniously and offer inspiration and understanding. The fourth LP from the band, Masana Temples, radiates this vision, architecting a vibrating world that isn’t confined to the known limits of what came before it. Kikagaku Moyo have …

Kikagaku Moyo have today shared the second track from their orthcoming album Masana Temples which is scheduled for release on 5th October on Guruguru Brain. Drummer Go Kurosawa describes his inspiration for the track “a day trip song. Get up, ride on a horse, take a walk, explore, and go back to your place and …

Kikagaku Moyo have announced details of their upcoming 4th LP, Masana Temples, and shared the first track taken from it, ‘Gatherings’. The LP sees the whole band relocate from Japan to Europe and will be released on 5th October when they also undertaken an extensive tour.  ‪The shifting dimensions of ‘Masana Temples’, are informed by various experiences the …

Psych Lovers is a Facebook group for fans of all things, well, psych; and is probably the best thing that I belong to on the internet. Even though its been in existence for less than a year many of us have got to know each other well enough to do a poll for the best new albums …

This is the third year that I have done a list of ‘Essential Psych Albums’ (2014 here/ 2015 here), which has proved to be the most popular thing that I post here on Backseat Mafia. I love end of year lists because they give me a great chance to catch up on things I might …

It is doubtful, even in the reified levels of psych music fans, that Keita Ise and Njål Clementsen are two names that easily trip off the tongue. Yet trip is exactly what these two guys sent me on at the latest instalment of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, now in its fifth year, held …

Well we’re nearly halfway through 2016 and I thought it would be a good point to stop and reflected on some of the great albums that have already come out this year. Once again it has been a fabulous year for my sort of music so here are the fifteen albums (ok one’s a box …