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KIKAGAKU MOYO Tokyo psych for the Perth psych scene


Japanese psych rock band Kikagaku Moyo return to rock Amplifier Bar on Tuesday, March 10. From their humble beginnings busking on the streets of Tokyo to their current international recognition, the band are on tour and returning to Australia for the first time in three years.

The band evolved from playing in Tokyo’s experimental scene, to international psychedelic darlings and now have several successful world tours under their belt. Their music incorporates elements of classical Indian music, krautrock, traditional folk and 70s rock with improvisation a key element of their sound. They have released a series of records in quick succession, each exploring different facets of psychedelia.

Kikagaku Moyo’s latest album, 2018’s Masana Temples, saw the band journey to Lisbon to record with jazz musician Bruno Pernadas. The shifting dimensions on Masana Temples were influenced by the band living and travelling through life together, and they made up the word “Masana” to convey a Utopian feeling, where everything can interact harmoniously and offering inspiration and understanding.

Kikagaku Moyo play Amplifier Bar on Tuesday, March 10. Tickets from Oztix.