Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is anything as cute as Japanese pop?

Music-wise, maybe not! But you can judge that for yourself. The Japanese bubblegum pop duo of Shawn James Seymour and Yoshimi Tomida is hitting our shores next week for four shows. They are playing two shows in Auckland (including Tuesday 25 March with CSS and Glass Candy) as well as in Christchurch and Dunedin.

The duo's minimalist dream-like pop is packed with smiley, head-bopping beats. Tomida provides Care Bear-cute vocals to accompany Seymour's delightfully whimsical melodies. Together the pair are cuter than candy floss and tastier than pumpkin pie. To prove this all true they have made this sweet little commercial to advertise their New Zealand and Australian tour.

The tour down under coincides with the release of their sixth album, titled The Bedtime Beat. On their website they describe it as "Our strangest and most pop CD yet, featuring the sounds of bathtubs, underwater humming, snoring cut up into drum beats, Yoshimi's human beat box and much, much more." On the downloadable track below you can hear evidence of this, most notably Yoshimi drumming on water.

Lullatone- The Bathtime Beat: MP3

Lullatone- Myspace

You won't wanna miss Lullatone, so check out the dates below and make sure you're there.

March 24
Auckland- Whammy Bar

March 25
Auckland- Kings Arms
(with CSS and Glass Candy)

March 27
Christchurch- The Physics Room

March 28
Dunedin- The Dunedin Public Art Gallery


At 4:51 AM, March 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 12:22 PM, March 20, 2008, Blogger Nick Fulton said...

Haha....Sorry bout that. The Aussie dates are on the bands myspace page.

At 1:48 AM, March 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - sadly the promoter for CSS has said there's no space on the bill for them anymore so it's just the Monday show now.

Boo hoooooo.


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