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By | Published on Thursday 30 October 2014

Josy

It’s almost a year to the day that I last wrote about Josy in this column, but I think their name bears repeating. The kind of stage presence each member of this band displays with apparent effortlessness is rarely seen in anyone at all. And this is just some self-releasing band from Tokyo who you’ve probably never heard of. Despite my best efforts.

Formed in 2010, the band have carved out a sound that spans decades – citing The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad and MGMT as their key influences. They released their first full-length album, ‘No Way Back Home’, a year ago, none of which is seemingly available in easily embeddable form, but it is up on Spotify so go and check it out there. And there is a reasonably well stocked SoundCloud profile featuring older material.

But while listening to Josy recorded is great and all, it still doesn’t capture the amazing energy and musical dexterity of their live performances – like the great, stage-owning set they turned in at last week’s Tokyo International Music Market. So, if someone reading this could please bring them over to the UK, that would be a massive help. Book them. Book them now.

Here’s a couple of tracks to whet your appetite, ‘To The Light’ and ‘Let Me Dream’.



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