Brighton Japan 2011: Tokyo Sounds: New Music Showcase
Friday 24th June 2011
No Cars, Kuaigora, Tenniscoats, Japan Underground DJ
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £8 / £9
Moshi Moshi & Melting Vinyl present…
A night of Japan’s most exciting new musical talent, featuring…
This Japanese three-piece, currently based in London, have been making a name for themselves with their enchantingly odd and playful live performances and charming, indefinable compositions. Haruna, Sachi and Kyoko combine supremely hummable melodies with satirical, surreal lyrics and sharp indie-pop instrumentation: never predictable, and with an exuberant edge that makes them an ideal party band.
Constructing beautifully delicate compositions, steeped in Japanese musical culture, critically acclaimed Kuaigora are singer-songwriter and pianist Rica Minami and her band. Well known for their performances in London, the quartet will be bringing their otherworldly tunes to Brighton for a special performance.
“Ethereal vocals float above a sea of pianos, loop pedals and cellos in this Japanese singer songwriter’s mystical music landscape’’. – Roundhouse
Tokyo’s Tenniscoats conjure magical musical experiences with their compellingly minimalistic, innocent compositions. Imbuing their songs with airy, psychedelic atmosphere, the duo of Saya and Takashi Ueno are one of the most compelling units in the Japanese pop underground. The duo have spread their wings on the international stage by collaborating with numerous artists, including work with Satomi and Greg of Deerhoof. ‘Two Sunsets’ , their long-awaited collaboration with Domino’s The Pastels. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Tenniscoats on their hotty anticipated European Tour.