Acid Rooster blast off into space like a textbook sonic joyride straight out of Alan Freeman’s The Crack in the Cosmic Egg. With a sound evoking the spirit of German kraut and psych rock pioneers, the instrumental tracks on their partially written and improvised albums often oscillate between slow-burning, spaced out jams and mind-bending climaxes that have earned them a stellar reputation for their captivating live shows. Demonstrating a striking level of instrumental tightness and intuitive improvisation, it is perhaps not surprising to learn that the three childhood friends Sebastian Väth (guitar), Max Leicht (bass, sitar, synthesizer, mellotron) and Steffen Schmidt (drums, percussion) share a long history of rehearsing and jamming in their native hometown sin northern Bavaria, Germany. Praised by critics for the soaring cosmic drone-riffs and monolithic rhythm sections on their self-titled debut Acid Rooster (2019), the band soon got invited to a string of shows and appearances at renown festivals such as LeGuessWho?, Off the Radar and Roadburn where they shared a stage with national and international bands such as Kikagaku Moyo, Acid Mothers Temple or Föllakzoid. Jam-packed with an equally hypnotic and foot-tapping intensity, their second EP Irrlichter (2021) was followed by the release of their “kosmische” live album Ad Astra (2022) later this year. Their much anticipated new studio album Flowers and Dead Souls will be released in August 2023.