It's an oft-observed fact that British and Japanese culture share many parallels.
Both are maritime nations, both have cultures built around absorbing outside elements, and transforming them into something new and unique.
So when shoegaze kicked off in the Thames Valley it wasn't long before those sounds began lapping up on Japanese shores.
Taffy are one of the finest proponents of Japanese shoegaze, a noise pop outfit whose work has gained an international following.
New album 'Nyctophilia' is incoming, with Club AC30 set to release the record on April 7th.
The material contains some subtle differences, too. “I always write the songs as singles” explains singer Iris, “but for this album, for the first time, I wrote songs just to be part of the album”.
New cut 'Murkii' airs first on Clash, and it's an intriguing return – the layers of guitar fuzz take on a renewed beauty, with Taffy applying renewed focus to their work.
Tune in now.