Press Release: London Set For Electronically Charged Tokyo Indie Pop Invasion
Recommended alternative night out by Time Out London!
Japan Underground has always claimed to bring the energy and sparkle of Tokyo’s alternative night life to the UK, and on Saturday 15 October it’ll bring the neon metropolis’ indie scene too! Taking place at London’s Bloomsbury Lanes in Russell Square, and within walking distance from Euston and Holborn tube stations, the event will feature live music from three Japanese artists, and feature tracks from Japan’s rock, punk, visual kei and quirky pop scenes until 3am.
Where: Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 9EU.
When: Saturday 15th October
Tickets: Adv. £10 [WeGotTickets], £13 door
The bands performing live are:
Tokyo Pinsalocks are a psychedelicious three-girl groove-pop outfit who have toured the UK and US several times. In step with the Tokyo music scene, their latest album, ‘KURUKURU TO GURUGURU’, takes on a more electronic sound, and the trio’s fun live show pits bass and drum grooves against Naoko’s ice-cool modulated vocals.
Chiptune samurai GalapagosS is the brand-new project of Sharaku Kobayashi (vocals/guitar/sequencer), from the internationally successful chip-pop unit FLOPPY. The new group’s name reflects the insular evolution of Japan’s society in isolation from the rest of the world, tapping the zeitgeist to inform their 8bit-soaked fusion of techno pop, new wave and punk. They perform as a full band, giving blisteringly aggressive live shows, and borrow as much from anime, manga and videogames as they do from music.
Techno-rock unit HONDALADY have history stretching back to 1996 but have performed as a two-man outift since 2002. Their 8th album, ‘Sneaker mon amour’, has been an underground hit in Japan, and the duo have also written music for videogames on Nintendo Wii, growing them a fanbase among gameheads in Europe and the US. Gamers may recognise member Yusuke Kozaki, he designed the characters of the super insane video game ‘No More Heroes’.