A band whose Psych Fest 2013 set was one of the undoubted highlights of the weekend, Californian space rock maximalists White Manna return to Liverpool. Kosmische heavy hitters par excellence, the quartet splice the frontier-exploring spirit of Hawkwind and The Doors with the fuzzed-up attitude of The Stooges and MC5.
The band’s most recent LP ‘Pan’ (2015) – a tribute to their home state – won widespread critical appreciation, with Q saluting the disc as “A lysergic audio treat to sate the hunger of horned nature deities and psychedelic heads alike”. Relying on telepathic interplay live, and switching bewteen all-out assault to calm, reflective passages, the Californians possess an exemplary live CV that includes sharing the stage at Levitation Festival with 13th Floor Elevators and Thee Oh Sees.