UK Artist of the Week: Tokyo Taboo

Artistic fusion among musical genres is making it increasingly difficult for consumers to determine where a band’s influences are derived, and often just what style of music is being created. In my eyes though, this is in no way a negative thing as it brings together differing worlds through the mutual love of music, style, and fashion—and cultivates something unique among the sub-genres. 

London-based Tokyo Taboo sound like they are heavily influenced by American pop-punk, but this isn’t the only thing that makes them our weekly Ones to Watch. Singer Dolly Daggerz and guitarist Mike recorded their album 6th Street Psychosis in downtown LA, and among the city’s inherent influences, the band incorporate Japanese culture, drag, and an ’80s fashion sensibility into their eclectic mix.

They’ve recently played shows stateside and have returned to the UK in time for the album’s release, delivering single “N.A.R.C.I.S.M” which explodes with honestly and exuberance with airplay on Radio X and BBC Radio 1.

You can catch the duo live at the following dates:
25th Nov – Album Launch Show – The Borderline – London
14th Dec – The Black Heart – Camden 

6th Street Psychosis is out November 25th 2016 via TT Records.

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