In April, the Ozric Tentacles return to the UK for a series of dates. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock.
It’s an open exploration of music and the soul.
Paper Monkeys the band’s new studio album is also now available. The album proves that despite being over 25 years into their career the band are still a force to be reckoned with, Classic Rock Prog having described it as ‘pure head music; dubbed-up, blessed-out psychedelia aimed squarely at the third eye’.
During this long career, the band has flourished through a number of line-up changes, spawned several side projects (including Eat Static and Nodens Ictus), created their own record label (Dovetail & Stretchy), put out close to 25 albums, scored a hit record and sold over a million albums world-wide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band’s existence has never wavered.
Their signature blend of hippy aesthetics and raver electronics with spiralling guitars, textured waves of keyboard and midi samplers, and supergroovy bass and drum rhythms continues to delight fans across the world to this day.UK fans will get the chance to sample the band’s unique live experience at the following dates:
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - The Fleece - Bristol
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Mr. Kyps - Poole
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - Band on the Wall - Manchester
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - The Wardrobe - Leeds
Friday, May 11, 2012 - The Arches - Glasgow
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Fibbers - York
Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Hare and Hounds – Birmingham
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Islington Academy - London