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Following their debut 6th Street Psychosis, London band Tokyo Taboo have now announced their highly anticipated second album. Taken from the album, new single Whiskey will be released on the 4th of October via TT Records.
Written about Dolly's tumultuous relationship with alcohol, Whiskey rages with the band’s trademark ferocity as whirring hooks race alongside tremendous beats and the immense power of front-woman Dolly Daggerz’ vocals. As guitarist Mickey Danger’s riotous riffs blast into your ears, the track’s propelled by a feisty power that’ll instantly hit you with its seething frenzied energy. Of the track, Daggerz explains: “I wanted to describe how I'd become dependent on alcohol to feel ok. I got so used to drinking whiskey straight out the bottle before jumping on stage. I thought being wasted was the only way I could perform as a riotous female. Turns out I never needed alcohol at all and that craziness lives in me!” Dolly, now sober for closing in on a year, describes how liberated she feels without the booze, 'I was a walking emotional rollercoaster. High from the adrenaline of our show then so low the next day. I had drunken conversations with myself in venue toilet cubicles. Drinking was never any good for my mental health and I could see a nasty end for myself if I didn't pack it in.'
Tokyo Taboo’s upcoming album was recorded in California by Noah Shain (whose most recent production Badflower’s ‘Ghost’ recently occupied the Number 1 spot in the US rock chart). The album showcases how the band have really honed their sound since their debut, developing musical layers and refining production to create something utterly unique.
Tokyo Taboo have built quite a reputation for their spectacular, character-driven - and often shocking - vibrant live performances. Now, receiving acclaim from the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Clash and Punktastic, they’re ready to take on the world once again with the mind-blowing power of Whiskey. And, with a UK tour soon to be announced, plus more new music on the way next year, you’d better keep your eyes on Tokyo Taboo. We’re sure Dolly wouldn’t have it any other way.
Whiskey is out 4th of October 2019 via TT Records.
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Yur Mum is a multicultural rock band based in London. Their music is raw, loud and honest. They call it ‘road rage’ rock. On stage, Yur Mum is energetic, cathartic and unapologetic.
The three-piece started their road rage ride in 2016. Since they first touched a stage, they’ve played shows across the UK, USA, Brazil, Ireland, France, Austria, Hungary and Czechia. After self releasing a single and a live EP, the band was signed by Flicknife Records and released their debut album entitled ROAD RAGE.
In 2019, Yur Mum is releasing the anticipated single SWEATSHOP.
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Parisian Lead singer Nina Courson met British guitarist Phil Honey-Jones in 2009 in the venue Punk in Soho, both of them were in separate bands at the time. They wrote their first song as a birthday present for a mutual friend . The song is entitled Glam Sister and is on the. From then on more songs came thick and fast, the shared influences of the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Blondie, Killing Joke and Sonic Youth have played a big part in the direction of the group, inspiration has come from far and wide and lyrically the lines between autobiographical and fiction are blurred and merged. I suppose if there was a specific aim it would be to capture and bottle the essence of certain music from the past and release it kicking and screaming into the now.
Phil and Nina were soon joined by Steve Nightmare on drums and Tjay Tarantino on Bass guitar. They played their first gig together at an all day punk festival in Brighton in September 2010. Since then the band have played many gigs all over the U.K. Including a support slot with Walter Lure(Johnny Thunders and the Heart breakers) in November 20111 and headlining the new band stage at Rebellion punk festival in August 2012. On stage lead singer Nina Courson interacts with the other band members and entices her audience in the theater that has become the trademark of their live shows.
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