March 17 sees Sondre Lerche, Young Dreams and Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo kicking off their 7-date Japan tour with a gig at Tokyo’s Fever.
17.03 Fever – Tokyo
18.03 Fever – Tokyo
19.03 Upset – Nagoya
20.03 Shangri La – Osaka
21.03 Cable – Hiroshima
22.03 Bar Caezar – Matsuyama
23.03 Crowber – Tokushima
Growing up in Bergen suburb, Lerche was heavily influenced by bands such as The Beatles, a-ha, the Beach Boys and Prefab Sprout. Following his debut album ”Faces Down” in 2001, Lerche steadily built a domestic fan base and a year later the album was released in the U.S. In June 2011, Sondre released the self-titled ”Sondre Lerche”, on his own Mona Records. Praised by Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly for its experimentation with contrasting musical sounds, this eponymous album contains some of Sondre’s most interesting arrangements and catchy songwriting to date, but also some of his most somber and introspective.
Young Dreams from Bergen started playing live late 2010 but got booked to the national showcase event by:Larm in Oslo just a couple of months later. Since then the band has gone from relative obscurity to touring Europe. A series of singles in 2011 and 2012 pointed towards their first full length record in 2013, Between Places, which earned them a 2013 Spellemannspris (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy) which was bestowed with strong reviews in the national music press for the atmospheric and electronic rock music.
Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo
Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo are nothing if not about futuristic music, mixing their electronic approach with off-kilter orchestration and melodic bliss. The six-piece outfit is led by Njaal Paulsberg, a talented young man you’ll also find responsible for the synthesizers in Young Dreams (Modular Records). The debut EP “Breaking Through” saw its successful Scandinavian release last this autumn.
Full live date overview in the calendar section below.