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Pikacyu*Makoto (of Acid Mothers Temple / Afrirampo)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 8:00pm
 
Plus special guests TIRIKILATOPS and SHALLOW WATERS
 
PIKACYU*MAKOTO is an alliance between two figureheads of underground Japanese psych/pop, the musically promiscuous Kawabata Makoto (most famous for his leadership of the legendary Acid Mothers Temple), and Afrirampo's Pikacyu.
 
 
No strangers to one another, the pair have not only gigged together with their respective bands but also recorded together, when these two outfits temporarily fused in 2005 to become Acid Mothers Afrirampo (releasing an album of the same name). Now they have distilled their collaboration, all other players being stripped away to leave the core of Pikacyu's manic drums and vocals, and Makoto's schizoid guitar conjurings.
 
 
Their recent LP OM Sweet Home: We Are Shining Stars From Darkside is unlike anything either culprit has produced before, both structured and freeform, tuneless and beautiful. Pikacyu's drums pummel, jitter, crash and stumble, but steadfastly refuse to groove. She layers her voice several times, competing with maniacally pitch-shifted versions of herself to bring you what is, in their words, "a story about the cosmic shaman Pikacyu vs the master of the darkness Makoto... including the full love from the universe!!". Makoto attacks his guitar, cloaking himself in reverb to produce a wall-of-sound, alternating between melody and noise. 
 
 
TIRIKILATOPS
 
 
Tirikilatops! A collaborative effort between UK and South Korean musicians. Featured on BBC Radio 6's BBC Introducing Mixtape, BBC Radio Lancashire's "best of 2015 BBC Introducing" & airplay on BBC Radio 1 Huw Stephens show.
2016 saw them playing Zandari Festival South Korea, Other Worlds Festival, UK, Sounds from the Other City Festival Uk, Beatherder Festival UK, BBC Introducing live & more.
 
 
SHALLOW WATERS
 
 
Spiralling desert grooves, crunching stoner tones, innovative lyrics, howling guitar solos and a tidal wave of psychedelic ambience collide together to form the sound of Shallow Waters. The three piece band hail from the North West of England. 
 
PIKACYU*MAKOTO beam down to The Continental, with TIRIKILATOPS & SHALLOW WATERS, on Wednesday 9th August 2017. 
 
Tickets are £8 and are available online from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle 
 
Also on sale at our bar (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772) 
 
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