Time: 2017.08.19 Saturday 20:30
Add: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Venue Support: OCT-LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd
Admittance starts at 20:00.
Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose.
Mitsume subscribes to an easy-to-get-behind ethos regularly found in indie-rock communities: “Since our first album, we’ve been under nobody’s control but our own,” says lead vocalist Moto Kawabe. “We prefer to do whatever we can ourselves.”
Accordingly, the Tokyo-based quartet has released all its singles, EPs and albums through its own self-titled label, including third full-length “Sasayaki”.
Refusing to compromise artistic control is noble, but risky if you never go anywhere. Since Mitsume formed in 2009, though, it has garnered more attention with each new release. The band has made it into popular music magazines such as Rockin’on and Indies Issue.
Mitsume have attracted more mainstream media attention, album sales and higher-profile gigs than many of their contemporaries in the city. Mitsume’s music is good, but so are plenty of other groups scattered about Tokyo. Suda says the reason they’ve done well is simple.
The band continues their active appearance in Japan music scene in 2015 with the release of their second single “memai” (“めまい”) in May and a release tour. The band performed their first ever hall-live in Aoyam Spiral Hall (Tokyo) in July and the show was very well-received.
Now, mitsume is ready to bring their music to more places outside Japan.
DYGL is an indie rock band founded in 2012 when the members were in college in Tokyo. They hold lives mainly in Tokyo and will release their first physical work, the cassette EP"EP#1" in June, 2016. In the summer of 2015, they performed lives in LA and Philadelphia.
Produced by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and recorded in NYC, Say Goodbye to Memory Den sports 14-tracks of top rate indie tunes catered towards the international music market. Upon release the album debuted at #26 on the Oricon daily album chart.
Performing at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, DYGL are now preparing to kick off their first nationwide/Asia tour. As well as shows up and down Japan, the tour will take them to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, and China. The tour also includes a set at this year’s FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, one of Japan’s biggest music festivals.
DYGL - Let it Out (Official Video)
DYGL - Let it Sway (Official Video)
ミツメ - オブジェ
ミツメ - あこがれ
ミツメ - ブルーハワイ