Events Page


£23.50 +BF

Ambidextrous presents

14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

'andmoreagain' is proud to present five amazing acts on one bill. On May 25th in London, Japanese Fuzz lords Kikagaku Moyo along with San Francisco's finest Wooden Shjips spearhead this bill. Joined by the amazing Wand and Prettiest Eyes based out of Los Angeles. The day opens up with the great and explosive Mueran Humanos from Berlin who are set to release their best album to date.

Kikagaku Moyo (Japanese for "geometric patterns") are a Tokyo-based psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas, and acid folk. Over the course of a short period of time, they released a series of records -- including 2016's breakout House in the Tall Grass and 2018's sharply sculpted Masana Temples -- that balanced heavy, crushing jams with softer, more contemplative moments, recalling Japanese psych groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Ghost, as well as their predecessors such as Far East Family Band and the Flower Travellin' Band.

The enigmatically named quartet Wooden Shjips play a minimal, droning brand of garage-styled psychedelia with a noticeable Krautrock influence. The band's vocals slip beneath waves of throbbing minimal rhythms, while fuzztone guitar and shrieking organs jump to the foreground. The group started in San Francisco during the mid-2000s as a D.I.Y. operation, recording and releasing records by themselves before attracting the attention of record labels like Sub Pop and Holy Mountain. In 2011, they signed to Thrill Jockey and began recording in a proper studio for the first time, resulting in their most expansive, dynamic work yet. Following a relocation to Portland, and 2013's Back to Land, the group seemed to go on hiatus for a while, but they returned in 2018 with the cheerful, optimistic V. Leader Ripley Johnson splits his time between Wooden Shjips and another acclaimed psych-rock outfit, Moon Duo.