17 June 2011, London
Tokyo’s Tenniscoats celebrate all that makes song vital in our collective conscious - making music magical with the simplest of means. Matching emotive live performance against delicately psychedelic folk songs, the duo of Saya and Takashi Ueno (assisted by a plethora of floating members/"special friends") are one of the most compelling units in the Japanese pop underground.
Key catalysts within that scene, Saya and Ueno have performed with Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Cacoy, Puka Puka Brians, Yumbo and others. They've also spread their wings more widely collaborating with Lawrence English and the ROOM40 label in Australia and the UK, Tape/Häpna in Sweden, and the OneOne/CanCan hyper-pop juggernaut with Satomi and Greg of Deerhoof. Two Sunsets, their long-awaited record with The Pastels was released via Geographic/Domino in 2009 and followed by a UK tour.
Admission:£9 adv / £12 on the door