London outfit Kyoto Kyoto have shared their remarkable new single ‘So’.
The band are part of a new wave of noisy guitar-rooted projects in the city, having shared bills alongside the likes of Opus Kink, Folly Group, and the mighty DEADLETTER. Each are profoundly individual, though, and Kyoto Kyoto craft a singular sound.
Matching noise rock to cosmische aspects, Kyoto Kyoto seem to defy every convention facing them. Snapped up by Blitzcat Records, new single ‘So’ – which means ‘like this’ in German’ – thrives on the unexpected, it’s cellular songwriting condensing an album’s worth of ideas into its slender span.
At times bizarrely catchy, ‘So’ seems to thrill by keeping you on your toes – in this era of genre-rooted music, it’s truly exciting to hear something outside of those conversations.
The band comment…
The text is about how serious specific and ill-considered decisions about people can be. Small decisions that are not properly thought through or behaviour that is damaging in any way shape or form can have consequences (personally) far into the future. As with art and ‘larger than life’ work, human relationships are also about priority and maturity and context.
Catch Kyoto Kyoto at London’s Lexington on April 5th.
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Photo Credit: Hannah Gabler