I recently wrote part one of live sets to check out during these times of isolation and lock down which you can read here and features the likes of Los Bitchos, Bo Ningen, Oh Sees, Altin Gun, Snapped Ankles, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards, Sons and lots more ace acts.
This as per the title, is part two of the live sets to check out during these strange times to help fill that horrid void of live music. Once again get your drink of choice, turn up the volume and kick back and watch another 16 incredible live sets.
Shifting from the agrarian sounds of psychedelic-folk to frenzied psych meets krautrock, Kikagaku Moyo are from another dimension with their frenetic yet trippy, hippy freak-out. Witness their very fresh KEXP session below.
THE BLACK ANGELS
The riotous psychedelic shaman that is The Black Angels are the masters of delving between the haunting sound of the sonic spectrum to explosive, fuzzed out psychedelia.
A plume of colour, Goat’s kaleidoscope psychedelic sounds touching on sonic influences from all corners of the planet are always utterly entrancing and hypnotic. Check out their set from Glastonbury in 2015.
The ascension of the maniacal math-rock meets experimental art-rock quartet black midi has been incredible. In an industry of smoke and mirrors PR nonsense, black midi rose to prominence by simply bringing the roof down of every venue they played with an enormous, abrasive racket.
There’s always a warmth to the cosmic Moon Duo. Dazzling space-rock, krautrock, drone and psychedelic-rock – never are Moon Duo not incredibly entrancing.
From a melting-pot of psychedelic bands being Chile, the psychedelic meets krautrock outfit that Föllakzoid delve into luscious, minimalist sounds that are a joy to get lost to.
Hailing from Japan, Minami Deutsch delve heavily into the mororik rhythms of krautrock and heady doom-laden psychedelia. An absolute sonic force…
Fittingly signed to Heavenly, Gwenno makes celestial sounds from another plane. The soundtrack to astral projection, Gwenno’s psychedelic-space-pop motorik sounds are perfect in these times of anxiety and isolation.
Deerhunter are a spiritual experience. A spectacular whirlwind of a racket touching on shoegaze, psychedelia and art-pop. There’s very few things in life more euphoric than than watching Deerhunter in a sunny field.
Gloom-laden, frenzied, cacophonous, goth-soaked post-punk, Savages live show is utterly electrifying with an intensity that is hardly matched.
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES
One of the most fun live shows around. King Khan & The Shrines waltz through a set of James Brown esque funk & soul meets garage-rock.
One of the most prolific artists in the world with countless albums and EP’s out under various guises, fuzz-fiend Ty Segall might well actually be a god.
THE BLACK LIPS
Modern-day garage-rock legends The Black Lips are an absolute shredding riff-riot. Snotty, scuzzed-out rock n roll with hints of country, The Black Lips feel like the could fall apart at any minute. Glorious stuff.
Splitting time between King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and The Murlocs. The latter here sit between Night Beats and The Growlers delving into scuzzed out garage-rock and soulful rhythm and blues.
Stunning celestial, cinematic soundscapes mixed with pastoral psych, the mesmerizing sonic beauty of Jacco Gardner is perfect for any occasion when you wish for your mind to wander.
Vancouver based Crack Cloud are an absolute blast live with their mind-bending, skittish art-noise, punk-punk orchestra.
So there you go, another set of acts to check out during isolation. Once again, if you are able to and do dig what you hear, maybe grab some merchandise or check them out at a live show near you when the time comes.