As the 60s psych legends prepare to release their first new music in 40 years, Getintothis’ Adam Lowerson anticipates Kaleidoscopes show at Leaf.
Pioneers of English psychedelia and experimental music Kaleidoscope are set for a performance at Leaf Tea Shop on April 2, which will be one of only two shows across the UK to celebrate the release of their Record Store Day double A-side single Black Fjord/ If You So Wish.
The two tracks, which will be the band’s first new music release in 40 years, will be released on exclusive 7″ vinyl for the event celebrating independent record shops. The tracks, which originally appeared on the band’s second LP Faintly Blowing, are alternative mixes of the original tracks which were discovered by chance last year by lead singer Peter Daltrey, and are described as seeing the band in ‘the full throws of sonic experimentation’. The release is limited to just 499 copies, and comes hand numbered and pressed on to coloured vinyl.
The rare performances will see frontman Peter Daltrey reunited with his original surviving band members Eddie Pumer and Dan Bridgeman for the first time since the group originally split in 1972. Daltrey however recreated the sound of Kaleidoscope back in 2012 alongside the Brian Jonestown Massacre‘s Rob Campanella for a performance at the Austin Psych Fest.
Kaleidoscope first rose to prominence in 1967 with their now iconic debut record Tangerine Dream.
On the night the band will be joined by Liverpool’s own psych-folk quintet The Wicked Whispers, who will be launching their new single Maps of the Mystic, the title track of their début album which was released to high acclaim in 2014.
Tickets for the event are available here.