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Introducing… Tokyo Taboo!

London duo Tokyo Taboo’s debut album 6th Street Psychosis is out 25th November 2016 via TT Records. The album features ten tenacious, in-your-face tracks that combine the band’s rock and pop punk influences.

The duo comprise of singer Dolly Daggerz and guitarist Mike, who are joined by a band for their live shows. Dolly takes inspiration from iconic performers from Heart to David Bowie and Karen O and Mike simply loves a good riff. Tokyo Taboo is a perfect amalgamation of Dolly and Mike’s influences; inspired by Manga, Japanese culture, drag and 80s fashion, they are true performers, with an image that equals the intense vibrancy of what you hear on record.

The video for the band’s previous single Make It Out Alive is available to watch now via Tokyo Taboo’s YouTube channel.

You can also stream the single via the band’s Soundcloud page.

Featuring hectic, heart-pounding hooks and soaring rock-inspired vocals, Tokyo Taboo cover a range of subjects on the album, which was recorded in Downtown LA. From Dolly’s quarter life crisis to politics and vulnerability, they aren’t afraid of smashing the expectations of ‘the industry’ whilst wearing their hearts on their sleeves – cuts, bruises, tears and all.

On the album, ’Bubbilicious’ is a racing, high-octane opener, whilst ‘Emotional Suicide’ is filled with an uptempo, feisty power and ‘N.A.R.C.I.S.M’ oozes brutal honesty, raw riffs and dark undertones. Meanwhile, single Make It Out Alive was inspired by the vote to bomb Syria and the feeling of frustration, hopelessness and anger Dolly felt, which seethe through the music as she spits and snarls each lyric over Mike’s raucous riffs.

Make It Out Alive gained support from the likes of Radio X and BBC Radio 1 and with 6th Street Psychosis out soon, Tokyo Taboo hope to bring their own brand of modern pop punk kicking and screaming into the public consciousness. You can catch the duo live at the following dates:

23rd Sept – Single Launch Show – The Finsbury – London
30th Sept – youbloomLA – Los Angeles
6th Oct – Molly Malone’s – Los Angeles
25th Nov – Album Launch Show – The Borderline – London

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

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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