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Approved: Yama Warashi

By | Published on Thursday 1 November 2018

Yama Warashi

Psych-rock septet Yama Warashi are set to release their second album – the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Moon Egg’ – next month. Led by former Zun Zun Egui member Yoshino Shigihara, the band’s sound mixes experimental rock with Japanese folklore to create a mesmeric sound.

Titled ‘Boiled Moon’, the new album is out on 18 Nov and, with that date drawing nearer, the band have released the video for the record’s second single, ‘Jyomon Doki Doki’. That video brings to life the Japanese influence in their music, as Shigihara explains.

“It’s quite a cheeky, fun song – about the idea of two ancient Japanese clay figures meeting”, she says. “I wanted the atmosphere to be like a fun children’s song that people can dance around to. It was also incredibly enjoyable to make, because I love performing and improvising, and so do my bandmates, so for all of us it came together naturally”.

The band have various UK live dates coming up around the album’s release date, including a performance at The Scala in London on the day itself. Get yourself along to that on 18 Nov, and right now watch the video for ‘Jyomon Doki Doki’ here:

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