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Music fatigue hits us all at some point. Sometimes, what we need is something that’s a bit out of our comfort zone, and something that I’d bet doesn’t usually appear on most people’s radar is that of Japanese psychedelic rock. Which is the genre label that is probably the simplest way to describe three-piece Tokyo-based band Kuunatic.

Formed in 2016, each member of the band brings a unique style and expertise, into the soundscape of Kuunatic. Their 2021 album, Gate of Klüna, brought in elements of desert blues, Japanese folk and Shinto ritual into their experimental sonic environments.

The band will bring their ethereal atmosphere to Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Sunday 29th May, where audiences can expect them to perform songs from their positively received debut album, such as Dewbow, which features ritual-like chanting alongside traditional Japanese keys, or the crescendo-fuelled natural feeling of Titian, as well as tracks from their more heavily experimental 2017 EP Kuurandia, making it the perfect show for those looking for something new to dig into, alongside the die-hard fans.

Kuunatic play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Sunday 29th May.

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