If you have missed our part one and part two of sets to watch during these times of isolation, then be sure to head over that way for ace live sets from the likes of Altin Gun, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Los Bitchos, Bo Ningen, Minami Deutsch, Kikagaku Moyo, Goat, black midi, The Black Angels and lots more.
This is part 3 of the series of live sets to keep you busy during these times of isolation to help fill the void of live music being on absolute lockdown. So for the third time, get out your beverage of choice and turn those speakers or headphones up as we present to you another 16 live sets you need to check out.
The psychedelic circus that is Flamingods is a tapestry of sounds covering all corners of the globe. Fuzzed-out psychedelia, afrobeat, funk, elements of cumbia, seemingly taking influences from 70’s Turkish folk and lots more, Flamingods are a wonderful cocktail of exotic sounds.
Laid back 60s’ esque psychedelia, garage-rock and rhythm & blues trio, Night Beats epitomise the sound of smashing cans in the summer days with their soulful sun-drenched rock n roll sound.
FAT WHITE FAMILY
One of the U.K’s finest exports in recent years, the ramshackled post-punk, garage-rock and country-tinged sounds of Fat White Family and their live show which sometimes falls in the category of vulgarity is utterly compelling. Catch their always fun live show below from Glastonbury back in 2015.
Describing their sound as “Vada Vada”, The Garden tear up the rule book. Eccentricity is key with the genre-bending Californian twins delving between garage-punk, goth, post-punk, avant-garde noise, electro and everything else in-between.
Enthralling noise, minimalist techno and glitched-out avant-garden rock, Nisennenmondai generate the soundtrack to deep-rooted tension.
The first time I came across Imarhan was at End of the Road. Walking by the picturesque Garden stage, Imarhan were wonderful with their desert rock and psychedelic sounds. Imarhan live really is one of the most joyous experiences.
The Parisian outfit Moodoid are a spectre of crunching psychedelia with nods to their mate Kevin Parker woven into glam-rock and pop all soaked in glitted. You won’t find many more live shows as dazzling as Moodoid.
A gargantuan monsoon of heady riffs, French-trio Slift are an outfit from another dimension. Sprawling space-rock, doom-laden psychedelia and garage-rock, Slift are King Gizzard and Pigs x 7 on steroids.
The self-proclaimed “Beach Goth'” outfit led by Brooks Nielsen and his smokey, scorched vocals are probably one of the best bands on the planet. With their immense songwriting and chilled-out Californian surf-rock, garage-rock swelled with hints of psychedelia, country and even reggae, The Growlers are there for the good times and bad.
Cacophonous, visceral angst, Girl Band are a sonic onslaught of post-punk. The aural blast of Girl Band’s live show is incredibly compelling and mesmerising. Watch them below and catch them at a show near you.
The spell-binding shredders L.A Witch slay with their wonderful ghoulish cinematic surf and garage-rock. Watch their mind-melting KEXP session below.
THE PSYCHOTIC MONKS
Merging garage-rock, psychedelia and post-punk, The Psychotic Monks are one of the most exciting and exhilarating bands at the minute with their violent storm of a live show.
Hailing from the Arizonian desert, experimental psychedelic-space rock The Myrrors blowing minds at Fuzz Club Festival at London Fields in 2015.
Not much more can be said about the legendary outfit from J. Spaceman. Spiritulized’s space-rock, shoegaze and psychedelic orchestra are a celestial odyssey from another world.
Eccentric sounds intertwining between psychedelia, dreampop, jazz, dub, Afrobeat and Latin sounds, the excellent London trio Peluche are almost dreamlike. Shimmering soundscapes that are perfect for late nights sipping cocktails in the summer months.
Italian fuzz-fiends New Candy’s are always blistering with their gloom-laden, acid-soaked psychedelic-rock. Watch their KEXP session below.
So there you go, yet another 16 live acts you should check out during these times of lockdown. Be sure to keep an eye out on all the artists that we’ve posted (well 99% of those who are still going today), and head down to a show once this era of social distancing has passed.