Tokyo Tea Room
Friday 29th November 2019
+ L. Norton + Imperial Daze + Innerstrings
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £8 + booking fee
Melting Vinyl present:
Tokyo Tea Room + L. Norton + Imperial Daze + Innerstrings
Melting Vinyl are pleased to present lo-fi psych-pop outfit Tokyo Tea Room – having graced the stage at Folkestone Quarterhouse for This is Psych earlier this year, Tokyo Tea Room are back for their first headline show to mark the launch of their as-yet-untitled EP on A Certain Kind Records.
Formed in 2014, Tokyo Tea Room are the psych pop lovechild of Canterbury natives Daniel Elliott and Ben Marshall. They have shared bills with the likes of Wolf Alice, The Mystery Jets and Super Furry Animals.
With Daniel on guitar and Ben on bass, the duo is joined by four of their closest friends and fellow musicians: Beth Plumb on vocals and keys, Sam Teather on drums, Ryan Debling on guitar and Graham Nunn on synth. Expect a meeting of melodic bass lines, hypnotic guitar riffs and dreamy synths for Tokyo Tea Room’s unique honeyed psychedelia sound with a soulful personality.
The band have started a new chapter this year, releasing two singles in rapid succession, ‘Forever Out of Time’ and ‘Always Tomorrow’. The response has been phenomenal, with widespread support ranging from BBC Introducing, to BBC 6Music, Fresh On The Net, Amazing Radio, The Line Of Best Fit, Spotify and David Dean Burkhart, a very influential taste maker for Psych Pop. A third single, ‘Things Are Changing’, is scheduled for release in September.
“Tokyo Tea Room bring a spectrum of chromatic colour to the Canterbury music scene” – The Line of Best Fit
“Tokyo Tea Room are a band worth the buzz” – Dork Magazine
“Music that makes you feel like you’ve departed the physical space around you” – Impose Magazine
+ L. Norton
L. Norton started making music at the dawn of 2018. Inspired by a new year’s resolution she took to writing her own songs and as the year passed developed her own taste for production. Hailing from South East Kent, her first EP ‘SKIN’, released by 27:28 Records, combines electro and disco to express a sentiment of ‘doing it your way’ a mantra we should all expect from her coming releases. Her Musical style draws from a variety 70s female disco greats (Candi Staton/Donna Summer) to The Gorillaz and Little Dragon.
As a newcomer on the music scene she’s played a few sell out shows including Rye Wax, Peckham and local ‘place to be’ venue, Elsewhere, Margate.
Imperial Daze are a psych-pop band from South London hailing the likes of Damon Albarn, Kevin Parker and Soulwax as heroes and guides.
Having shared stages with: The Maccabees, Mystery Jets, Nilufer Yanya, All We Are and Matt Maltese, Imperial Daze spent 2018 building their own Tower Bridge studio in a disused commercial freezer: Electric Eel Studio.
Innerstrings is a live visuals artist from Lewes, East Sussex, specialising in liquid, op art and live feed visuals. Innerstrings has toured with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation, Lost Horizons and Spratleys Japs, and also provides visuals for Maps, Gwenno, ZOFFF, Crystal Fighters, Whyte Horses and James Holden.
After working together for This is Psych at Folkestone Quarterhouse earlier this year, Innerstrings are collaborating again with Tokyo Tea Room: “Tokyo Tea Room first came to my attention at This Is Psych. Immediately, I was taken by surprise with how well their music works with my visuals. I love them because they’re really hard to categorise; to these ears they come across as a hybrid of Balearic and shoegaze. I can’t wait to do visuals for them again at this show.”