Abikyokan will be playing live this Friday September 28th at Rosso 350 in Shinjuku (near Shinjuku Gyoen Mae and Shinjuku Sanchome stations). It should be a fun party!
Doors open at 7:30 and entry is 1500yen but this includes 3 drinks!
Abikyokan will be on at around 8:30.
Also playing is Liquor Store, and more.
Abikyokan – The 24 Hours EP
1. 24 Hours (3:06)
2. Your Tattoo (4:01)
3. Thicker Stuff (4:23)
Released 30 August 2012
Written, recorded and produced by Abikyokan in Hirai and Kameido, Tokyo, Summer 2012
Jacob Arntson – vocals, guitar, synth
Grant McGaheran – drums, beats, samples, synths
Tatsumi Ochiai – synths, guitar
Craig Exton – bass guitar
Ian Martin over at Clear and Refreshing has written a nice honest review of our latest EP:
Tokyo-based pan-national wrongpop quartet Abikyokan’s new EP sees the eclectic and unpredictable group dropping, at least for now, the live drums that clomped through some of their recent recordings and reining back on the harder rocking blues, country and soul influences in favour of a return to electronic beats and focus on the synth-based 80s pop elements that they never quite really abandoned and…
Dance on the carpet or jump on the bed while listening to special live guest Roland Tings from Australia and DJs ヤナギシャワ (warszawa), hitch (EGURI), Young Fidelity DJs, 北 (内PEEE), DJ ナイアガラ (Synthesmic) and DJ エメラルド, VJ Akanuma Yuji (trad lab) and kamishibai by matocotoshuco.
It kicks off at 3pm, goes until 11pm and costs ¥1500 plus a drink.
Fear by Abikyokan.
From the Fear EP out in June 2012.
Abikyokan are Jacob Arntson, Tatsumi Ochiai, Grant McGaheran and Craig Exton.
Video by Craig Exton from footage from the 1972 Russian film Ruslan And Ludmila (Руслан и Людмила – Ruslan i Lyudmila).
Don’t believe in fear, cause there is nothing after.
You can change your face, change what you say,
Don’t change at all, I love you your old way,
I’m running scared, I’m feeling bad, well good god damn you
Abikyokan – Our Chilly Season
Abikyokan’s Special Christmas Single!
Lyrics: I see lines/on your face/they are roads/of pain
Recorded December 2011 in Hirai, east Tokyo.
Jacob, Craig, Grant, Tatsumi.
Abikyokan – The Room
Released 18 October 2011
Jake, Craig, Tatsumi, Grant
Filmed Sept 2011 between the Arakawa and Nakagawa rivers, east Tokyo.
Abikyokan are Jake, Grant, Tatsumi, Craig.
Directed by Craig Exton
Abikyokan – Fine Girl
Released June 2011
Jake, Grant, Tatsumi, Craig.