New sonic impulses…
16 April 2021
Who: A Montreal-based psych-rock gang, playing Japanese
instruments, flute, and trombone alongside raging guitars and
a pulsing rhythm section. They create a sound reminiscent of
1960’s and 70’s era psychedelic Japanese soundtracks, with
a frenetic, modern twist.
About: Rhythm guitarist Hidetaka Yoneyama explains: “I was randomly
mistaken for an old lady by this stranger on the street who came up to me
screaming Barbara? Barbara?! It’s you?! Barbara?! Maya [the band’s vocalist]
then had the idea of taking the story to another level by turning it into this
psychedelic tale of ‘Yokai’ (‘ghost’ or ‘spirit’) that escapes a house and goes
on doing all sorts of pranks on people, that spirit being Barbara.”
Score: This is madness! Madness! Madness! Yes, this is a mad as hatter
roller coaster you can’t jump off once you’re seated. Every second you
feel as if you’re going to crash. I repeat: Madness, Madness, Madness.
Front-loudmouth Maya screams her lungs dizzy while a crazy-psyched-up
orchestra creates a chaotic, sonic storm the way your ears like it any day
until suddenly, a sort of funky fanfare enters and hitch-hikes this rattling
ripper. I repeat: Madness, Madness, Madness. Watch out there’s a ghost
in your house.
Scream, yell, screech along…
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Debut album SHIRUSHI out 7 May via Kill Rock Stars