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Tokyo indie band DYGL release new single ‘A Paper Dream’

Highly acclaimed Japanese indie quartet DYGL have released their new single ‘A Paper Dream’.


The new song is produced by Rory Attwell (Test Icicles, The Vaccines, Palma Violets) and is a bright indie tune with assured swagger reminiscent of the likes of The Libertines, The Cribs and The Maccabees. The video finds the Tokyo band performing in the midst of a decorative makeover as drapes hang loosely to protect the valuable antiques beneath them.

Regarding the single frontman Nobuki Akiyama says, “‘A Paper Dream’ is about the fond memories you get when listening to music from your youth. Your feelings for the songs might change a bit over time, but still the music you’ve liked always gives you some perspective on life, which always makes you feel like dancing by yourself. This is the whole image of time and youth I guess everyone goes through.”

‘A Paper Dream’ is the first taste of new music following the release of the band’s acclaimed debut album Say Goodbye To Memory Den in 2017. The record was produced by Albert Hammond Jr and was quick to make DYGL the hottest indie names in Tokyo, while also sparking UK praise from the likes of NME, Clash and more.

The band also played SXSW Festival and return to Austin again in 2019 to play a number of shows across the festival. Returning from the States, DYGL will play a free London headline show at The Old Blue Last on April 4th.

DYGL are currently working on their new album and have a number of exciting announcements to come throughout 2019.

(SXSW Schedule)

13th – Safehouse Session #102, Spokesman – 5pm

14th – Live Japan Preview Day Show Powered by Tunecore Japan, Elysium – 1:45pm

14th – Levitation SXSW presented by Creem Magazine, Hotel Vagas – 3:40pm

14th – SXSW Offical Showcase, Lucille – 1pm

15th – Side One Track One, Coopers – 3pm

16th – Music For Listeners, Lazarus Brewing Company – 3pm

16th – SXSW Official Showcase, Beerland – 11pm

17th – Burgermania 8, Hotel Vagas – 2pm


4th – London, The Old Blue Last

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