The sprawling universe that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in Osaka in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, Acid Mothers Temple are considered masters of extreme trip music.
Ever-mutating, ever-evolving, ever-inspiring over the decades additional bands (and one festival) have formed carrying the Acid Mothers Temple name from Acid Mothers Gong to AMT & The Space Paranoid and many other manifestations but the enduring, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., has continued to function as the mothership. Their 24-year odyssey has spawned a discography of over one hundred releases and seen the UFO ‘Underground Freak Out’ circle the earth a few dozen times blowing marbles at thousands of shows - If you don’t believe us check out their insane tour schedules and reviews of their shows. In 2017 they visited Australian shores for a fleeting moment as guests of Supersense - festival of the ecstatic, but reports of these psychedelic sonic wizards continued to reverberate generating two new Australian festival invitations for 2019. Contrary brings the legendary Japanese band to Australia this March for Golden Plains, RCC Fringe Adelaide and their very own headline shows in Melbourne & Perth.