Ozric Tentacles

  • Thursday | 21.10.10
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £15 General...


Ozric Tentacles are legends of the UK underground. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene, the Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It’s an open exploration of music and the soul. The band has put out close to 25 albums, scored a hit record, and sold close to one million albums world-wide. Now The Ozrics bring their driving progressive and hypnotic psychedelic space rock to Band on the Wall.

A campfire at the Stonehenge free festival in 1984 witnessed the birth of Ozric Tentacles – from that very first jam session, a musical compatibility was evoked that has since been a trademark of the Ozric Tentacles. It’s a signature blend of hippy aesthetics and raver electronics with spiralling guitars, textured waves of keyboard and midi samplers, and supergroovy bass and drum rhythms. The Ozrics swiftly claimed their place as a staple of the UK’s burgeoning festival scene, and are now credited as one of the influential musical linchpins of the scene’s re-emergence.

“The Ozrics drift to rock fusion purgatory, where song structure crumbles and whim takes the reins. Riffs splinter like shrapnel. Protracted solos come casually, sometimes two at a time. The sound changes chameleonesquely, from solid, tightly-wrapped fusion to warped, chaotic drone.” Bob Gulla, Creem Magazine

Turn up, turn on and enjoy the trip to music’s outer reaches.

This concert will begin at 8pm. Drinks and delicious food available in Picturehouse Cafe Bar from 5.30pm.