This Sat we will be back to South West, We will be playing at one of the best venue, Stroud Vally Arts in Stroud. It's a part of Ishmaele Ensemble's Round Up residency in collaboration with Jazz Stroud & d&b audiotechnik.
We collaborated the tune Yellow House, Yoshino will be singing the tune, and Pete would be joining us for few songs.
Cafe OTO Show Poster
Beautiful poster designed by Susumu Mukai, Printed by Tartaruga
BOILED MOON TOUR 2018
We are excited to announce that we’ll be heading out on tour in November and December in support of our new album ‘Boiled Moon’ (which is out 16th November via Small Pond). We can’t wait to bring you our new music. Check out the full dates and ticket links here, and see you soon!
Since our single 'Kofun No Uta' came out iand played at WOMAD festival, there are some radio interviews and plays! You can listen back here... :)
BBC Radio 6 Radcliff and Maconie
BBC Radio 4 Laura Barton's Notes from Musical island
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Nick Luscombe
Big announcement : ) 🌙
We are so excited to be signed by lovely Brighton based Label Small Pond!! We have released single 'Kofun No Uta' on 23rd June 2018.
New to Small Pond Recordings:
Yama Warashi - 'Kofun No Uta'
Buy 'Kofun No Uta' on Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/BCkofun
In partnership with Worlds Within Worlds / Art As Catharsis
New album recording in progress!
So back in Spring 2017, PRS Foundation granted us a fund under the 'Women makes music' scheme. So that gave us a opportunity to work with Ali Chant, who is amazing sound engineer/producer/musician in Bristol. He used to run legendary recording studio- Toy Box studio and worked many amazing artists such as PJ Harvey! Ali is such a legend. We've made plan to have 8 days recording and 3 days of mixing. His new studio 'THE PLAYPEN' is 2 min away from my house at the edge of Easton. The studio is filled up with cool analogue synth, pedals, amps, a Gong and all other fun stuff.... We had such a great time there. Ali is so good with people and we are very relaxed to play. Also we really appreciated his approach of recording and his good ear and taste. We are so excited to finish all and looking forward to hear the end result !! Here are some clips of fun times...
Recording day 4- with Agathe Max
Recording day - 5 Group backing vocals
Recording day 7 - recording with Conrad Singh overdubbing guitar
Producer, Sound Engineer, mixing by Ali Chant at his studio THE PLAYPEN in Bristol
Agathe Max- Violin
Conrad Singh- Guitar, Minimoong, Backing vocal
Dan Turen - Drums, Gong, Vibrophone, Korg volka, percussion Backing vocal
Graeme Smith- Sax, Casio, wood block, Backing vocal
Lewis Fitzjohn- Bass, Microkorg, Minimoog, Backing vocal
Lorenzo Prati- Sax, Korg, Minimoog, Backing vocal
Yoshino Shigihara- Pianet, Yamaha, Minimoog, Koto, Maxphone, Vocal
Our first gig for ages... is exciting one! Supporting Flamingods in the Lantern, Bristol on 12th May :) You can get ticket from here... http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/flamingods/
MOON EGG U.K TOUR 2016
We are very happy to announce these dates in November! We are playing exciting people too...
----------------MOON EGG U.K TOUR PART 1----------------
11th Nov The Cube, Bristol ' Yama Warashi Album Launch'
With E B U, Landslide Purist and Wenonoah
12th Nov Sandbar, Manchester
Supporting Paddy Steer
13th Nov The Ale Stop,Buxton
14th Nov The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
15th Nov Gwdihŵ Café Bar, Cardiff
17th Nov The George Tavern, Whitechapel London
Supporting Super Best Friends Club
-------------MOON EGG U.K TOUR PART 2-----------------------
24th Nov Secret location in the Woods, Kent
25th Nov The Lighthouse, Deal
With Dubi Dolczek and Cloudshoes
26th Nov MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
With FELL / Cavernzz
27th Nov London, Servant Jazz Quarters
With Pollyanna Valentine Oslo House
30th Nov Stroud, The Prince Albert , Stroud
With Dubi Dolczek and Cloudshoes
Photo by Adam Isfendiyar
Make up by Crystabel Riley