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.