+ Tokyo Taboo + Stereo Juggernaut
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
Esprit D'Air - www.facebook.com/espritdair
Reformed in 2016, DIY and self-signed rock/metal band Esprit D'Air perform their new album Constellations back-to-back on their biggest headline tour yet. Live at The Underworld Camden on 5th Feb 2018.
Esprit D'Air are a space metal band based in London, UK. The band is comprised of Kai (guitar & vocals), Ellis (bass), and Daishi (drums).
The band are not seeking a major record label, but instead follow a strong DIY ethos and produce everything themselves to be as self-sufficient as possible. Consequently, they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio and produce the artwork and music videos themselves.
Reformed in 2016, Esprit D’Air are an electronic rock & space metal band based in London. The band is now comprised of Kai (vo. & gt.), Ellis (ba.) and Daishi (dr.).
Their sound is unique and fresh in its ability to fuse hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos.
Esprit D’Air garnered a cult following with their charismatic performances reminiscent of a young X Japan, and a style that can only be described as: “Shibuya meets Sunset Strip”! They were the first Japanese-language band to appear on the videogame, Rock Band 3 for the Xbox 360.
Esprit D’Air’s transcultural appeal has allowed them to lyrically experiment with both Japanese and English songwriting and, as a result, provide rock fans with something new and different within the current live music scene.
Debut album '6th Street Psychosis' out now! Vinyl, CD, download & stream: http://smarturl.it/6SP http://www.tokyotabooband.com www.facebook.com/TokyoTaboo https://twitter.com/TokyoTabooUK https://www.youtube.com/c/TokyoTaboo www.soundcloud.com/TokyoTaboo
London duo Tokyo Taboo’s debut album 6th Street Psychosis is out 24th March 2017 via TT Records. The album features ten tenacious, in-your-face tracks that combine the band’s rock and pop punk influences.
The duo comprise of singer Dolly Daggerz and guitarist Mike, who are joined by a band for their live shows. Dolly takes inspiration from iconic performers from Heart to David Bowie and Karen O and Mike simply loves a good riff. Tokyo Taboo is a perfect amalgamation of Dolly and Mike’s influences; inspired by Manga, Japanese culture, drag and 80s fashion, they are true performers, with an image that equals the intense vibrancy of what you hear on record.
Featuring hectic, heart-pounding hooks and soaring rock-inspired vocals, Tokyo Taboo cover a range of subjects on the album, which was recorded in Downtown LA. From Dolly’s quarter life crisis to politics and vulnerability, they aren’t afraid of smashing the expectations of ‘the industry’ whilst wearing their hearts on their sleeves - cuts, bruises, tears and all.
On the album, ’Bubbilicious’ is a racing, high-octane opener, whilst ‘Emotional Suicide’ is filled with an uptempo, feisty power and ‘N.A.R.C.I.S.M’ oozes brutal honesty, raw riffs and dark undertones. Meanwhile, single Make It Out Alive was inspired by the vote to bomb Syria and the feeling of frustration, hopelessness and anger Dolly felt, which seethe through the music as she spits and snarls each lyric over Mike’s raucous riffs.
Make It Out Alive gained support from the likes of Radio X and BBC Radio 1 and with 6th Street Psychosis out soon, Tokyo Taboo hope to bring their own brand of modern pop punk kicking and screaming into the public consciousness.
Critical acclaim: "[…] what we love about this band, first of all is that they’re upbeat, they’re really happy but visually they are brilliant. Their videos are quirky but fantastic and their music is the same” Huw Stephens Show, BBC Radio 1
"Big, brash and boisterous, singer Dolly Daggerz summons up vocal inspiration from the likes of Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wendy James of Transvision Vamp and even the great Lene Lovich here on this rowdy workout. The guitars are cranked firmly up to 11 but it never strays from a killer hook-filled melody running throughout." Record of the Day
“…fighting against the patriarchy one fuzz pop belter at a time.” Clash
"a visceral collection of unapologetic pop-punk..." team rock
Mixing their blend of Alternative Rock with Hard-Dance hooks, Stereo Juggernaut are the freshest hybrid you’ll hear today. Crushing guitar work boasting classic lead-parts mixed with modern riffage. Intricate, lyrical, and primitive rhythms fused with pounding, melodic bass-lines and synths reminiscent of filthy underground raves. They incorporate audio textures from the future, whilst maintaining a genuine, old-school guitar driven sound. In short, Stereo Juggernaut have a massive sound, and an indestructible one at that.
In 2014 Stereo Juggernaut self-released their Novocaine Hurricane EP, earning shows with the likes of Orgy, Breed 77, Apoptygma Bezerk & The Yo-Yo’s. They also appeared at Camden Rocks Festival, and had their first trip to Scandinavia. They have formed solid relationships with promoters and venues throughout the UK with impressive advance ticket sales and a steady, ever growing fan base.
Keeping up the momentum of 2014, 2015 has entailed sell out shows alongside The Birthday Massacre, The Red Paintings, Senser, Combichrist and Crazytown. The band are now back from touring the UK with The Red Paintings and are currently in the studio, working hard as ever preparing new material for the next EP.