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Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Announce New Zealand Shows

Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Announce New Zealand Shows

Friday 23rd June, 2017 3:00PM

Mind-expanding psychedelic rock linchpins Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. have announced two New Zealand shows for August. The Japanese five-piece, which emerged from the sprawling Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective in 1995, centres around the nucleus of electric guitar guru Kawabata Makoto. Together the band have countless releases to their name and have toured the globe tirelessly over the last 20-plus years forming a wake of devoted fans wherever they traverse.   Here are the details for their not-to-be-missed shows on our shores...

Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

Wednesday 16th August, San Fran, Wellington
Thursday 17th August, Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE at UTR and instore at Flying Out (Auckland) and RPM/Slow Boat (Wellington)

Here's a clip of the band performing live at Club Goodman in Tokyo last year...


“Acid Mothers Temple have singlehandedly rebirthed rock in a cartoon riot of hair and fuzz.” - The Wire, 2001

The Audio Foundation is very pleased to announce two New Zealand shows for the greatest psychedelic rock band on the planet - Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO from Japan!

Like a band out of time, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO distill cosmic influences into a deluge of psychedelia, distortion and pure rock n roll ecstasy – a miasmic orchestra that transposes the pothead pixie ethos of Gong and the alien shock of Hawkwind into primordial realms, where free improvisation meets adrenaline-charged electricity and rock reconnects with the freakout tradition.

The sprawling universe of Acid Mothers Temple was formed in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto, dubbed by the Wire in 2001 as “one of the great post-Hendrix blood and fire guitarists”. In the 20+ years since, AMT have simultaneously reinvigorated rock music while redefining what the idiom should and could be.

With over two decades of mind bending, idiom-exploding activity and a discography of over one hundred releases (not to mention the numerous solo and side-project releases which encompass everything from drone, acid-folk, acapella, to minimalist composition), AMT are an experimental rock institution: a fervent exclamation that the countercultural freedom which dominated the late 60s is still very much alive and kicking.


For two shows in Aotearoa, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO will feature founders Kawabata and Higashi, long term member Tabata, plus the monumentally thuggish rhythm section of Sakamoto and Uchida.


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