Moon Duo & Cian Nugent and the Cosmos

Saturday 2nd May 8pm

Distorted Perspectives Festival 2015

Moon Duo

Hugely acclaimed San Francisco space rock voyagers hailed as one of the leading exponents of cutting edge psychedelia. Releasing their 3rd LP ‘Shadow of the Sun’ on US label Sacred Bones in March, Moon Duo comprise of Wooden Shjips mainman Ripley Johnon alongside Sanae Yamada and recently recruited drummer John Jeffrey.
‘Bright and confident… A gleaming pop sensibility.’ (BBC)

‘A real beauty with its guitar trills and organ base.’ (NME)


Cian Nugent & The Cosmos

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos are the full electric band that has developed from Cian Nugent’s solo guitar playing over the past year with David Lacey, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (who both played on Cian’s debut album Doubles), Conor Lumsden and Brendan Jenkinson. New material shows the added influence to Cian’s wandering guitar playing of the eternal flow of transnational desert blues, psychedelic thoughts on rock, feeling fine, jazz ambitions, and the campaign to legalise jamming.

“Cian Nugent’s album is a deep bass through some of the most visionary music of the 20th Century threaded together with maximum grace” – Jon Dale, Uncut 9/10 rating.

“Nugent’s already mastered dynamics tone and articulation. He introduces each new melody or change of emotional tenor at precisely the right moment to keep you on the edge with him, and his tunes are sturdy and lovely things […] Mighty good.” — Bill Meyer, The Wire

“Nugent smartly focuses on developing a pair of immersive environments that are continuously compelling for more than 20 minutes at a time. He nails it.” — Grayson Currin, Pitchfork, 7.7 rating.