Moon Duo at Heaven, London - Live Review
Venue: London Charing Cross Heaven
Psychedelicists blast off and forge their own identity
The smartest move Moon Duo ever made was the addition of drummer John Jeffrey. In a live setting, acoustic drums are always going to have the edge over mechanised gonzo beats and so, in the process, Moon Duo have become less of a Wooden Shjips side project and more a band that has overtaken it antecedents. What they’ve come to realise is that it’s all down to the groove, and once you’ve got that down then everyone gets down. And tonight Moon Duo mine a groove so deep it’s a wonder they don’t reappear in Australia while bringing up one technicolour nugget after another.