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Tokyo Tea Room and special guests

Tokyo Tea Room and special guests

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Melting Vinyl Presents Tokyo Tea Room, with special guests L Norton and Imperial Daze.

Formed in 2014, Tokyo Tea Room are the psych pop lovechild of Canterbury natives Daniel Elliott and Ben Marshall. They have shared bills with the likes of Wolf Alice, The Mystery Jets and Super Furry Animals and, having graced the stage at Folkestone Quarterhouse for This is Psych earlier this year, they are back for their first headline show to mark the launch of their as-yet-untitled EP on A Certain Kind records.

With Daniel on guitar and Ben on bass, the duo is joined by four of their closest friends and fellow musicians: Beth Plumb on vocals and keys, Sam Teather on drums, Ryan Debling on guitar and Graham Nunn on synth.

Expect a meeting of melodic bass lines, hypnotic guitar riffs and dreamy synths for Tokyo Tea Room’s unique honeyed psychedelia sound with a soulful personality. The band have started a new chapter this year, releasing two singles in rapid succession, ‘Forever Out of Time’ and ‘Always Tomorrow’. The response has been phenomenal, with widespread support ranging from BBC Introducing, to BBC 6Music, Fresh On The Net, Amazing Radio, The Line Of Best Fit, Spotify and David Dean Burkhart, a very influential taste maker for Psych Pop. A third single, ‘Things Are Changing’, was released in September.

After working together for This is Psych at Folkestone Quarterhouse earlier this year, Innerstrings are collaborating again with Tokyo Tea Room. Innerstrings is a live visuals artist from Lewes, East Sussex, specialising in liquid, op art and live feed visuals. Innerstrings has toured with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation, Lost Horizons and Spratleys Japs, and also provides visuals for Maps, Gwenno, ZOFFF, Crystal Fighters, Whyte Horses and James Holden.

“Tokyo Tea Room bring a spectrum of chromatic colour to the Canterbury music scene” The Line of Best Fit

"Tokyo Tea Room are a band worth the buzz" Dork Magazine

"Music that makes you feel like you've departed the physical space around you" Impose Magazine

L. Norton started making music at the dawn of 2018. Inspired by a new years resolution she took to writing her own songs and as the year passed developed her own taste for production. Hailing from South East Kent, her first EP ‘SKIN’, released by 27:28 Records, combines electro and disco to express a sentiment of ‘doing it your way’, a mantra we should all expect from her coming releases. Her Musical style draws from a variety 70s female disco greats (Candi Staton, Donna Summer) to The Gorillaz and Little Dragon.

As a newcomer on the music scene she’s played a few sell out shows including Rye Wax, Peckham and local ‘place to be’ venue, Elsewhere, Margate.

Imperial Daze are a psych-pop band from South London influenced by the likes of Damon Albarn (Blur), Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Soulwax and have shared stages with The Maccabees, Mystery Jets and more. The band spent 2018 building their own studio: Electric Eel Studio in Tower Bridge, London. From there, they scored their first film soundtrack collaborating with Clan Collective on an upcoming collection of video works supporting Imperial Daze's next releases.

In the past two years, Imperial Daze have released five new songs making up their latest release on London/Chicago label Tip Top Recordings: ‘Surfaces Sensibles’. They have received BBC6 Music support, with plays by Amy Lame, Guy Garvey, and Lauren Laverne as well as playlist support from Radio X and Amazing Radio with extra spot plays from John Kennedy and Felix White. In July 2019 the band recorded a new EP that is set for release late 2019, early 2020.

The Line of Best Fit

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Doors 7pm/ Start 8pm
Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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