Moon Duo return to Liverpool with February District show

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Moon Duo make their highly anticipated return to Merseyside, Getintothis’ Peter Guy readies himself to get lost down the sonic vortex.

San Francisco’s Moon Duo are to play Liverpool’s District on February 2, 2018.

The band, who released their fourth album Occult Architecture in two volumes earlier this year, make their latest Merseyside live offering since their Kazimier gig in 2015.

Moon Duo, formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (Wooden Shjips), marry guitar, keys, percussion and vocals to create a primordial and disorienting sonic stew.

Inspired initially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo count the likes of Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Suicide and Cluster as touchstones.

Written and recorded in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, the two-part Occult Architecture epic reflects the hidden energies of rain clouds and sunshine of Northwest forests along with the esoteric literature of Mary Anne Atwood, Aleister Crowley, and Manly P. Hall.

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Keyboardist Sanae Yamada, said: “The two parts are also intended to represent inverted components of a singular entity, like two faces on the same head which stare always in opposite directions but are inextricably driven by the same brain.”

Moon Duo have an established history with Liverpool having played Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia in 2013 and two Kazimier shows including a legendary outing with Hookworms in 2012.

Moon Duo full tour dates for 2018:

Jan 26 – Button Factory, Dublin
Jan 27 – Black Box, Belfast
Jan 28 – Crane Lane, Cork
Jan 30 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Jan 31 – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Feb 1 – White Hotel, Manchester
Feb 2 – District, Liverpool
Feb 3 – Brudenell, Leeds
Feb 4 – XOYO, London

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