Tokyo’s The Florist were featured in the most recent issue of Muso Planet, having just released their debut full-length Dark Entries. One of many emerging shoegaze artists in Japan, the band made their name with the track “Middle of Winter” which originally appeared on their first release, a maxi-single of the same name. The band have announced a summer tour in support of the album and have released a video for new single “Sun Kills Moon”. Though the physical CD is currently available on a bunch of Japanese sites, the band has announced that it will be available via iTunes in June.
Tokyo’s Cigarette in your Bed have announced that their debut full-length album “Darkness” will be released this coming May via High Fader Records (Lemon’s Chair, Sugardrop, Yellow Loveless). The trio, who frequently feature at the Japan Shoegazer Festival have been gigging regularly since the new year in addition to working on their upcoming release. In March they will be taking the stage at Lemon’s Chair’s record release show at Tokyo’s Koenji High.
Cigarette in your Bed are a treat live, always putting on a powerful and entertaining show en route to establishing themselves as one of Japan’s more impressive shoegaze acts. To date they have released a handful of EPs which are made available at gigs. Until now, it’s been difficult to hear their music online outside of recorded live footage, so the upcoming album should be much anticipated for fans of Japanese shoegaze music.