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Brighton Japan 2011: Tokyo Sounds: New Music Showcase

Friday 24th June 2011

No Cars, Kuaigora, Tenniscoats, Japan Underground DJ

At HŌMU - The Festival Hub

Doors 7:30 pm

Price £8 / £9

Moshi Moshi & Melting Vinyl present…

A night of Japan’s most exciting new musical talent, featuring…

No Cars

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.

Japan Underground DJ

With DJs from the acclaimed London Clubnight, Japan Underground, on the decks bringing the energy, excitement and music of Japan, this night promises to be one of musical discovery not to be missed!