Tokyo’s Lite return to Ireland this week for a four date double headliner tour with Leicestershire band Maybeshewill, with gigs in Belfast, Cork, Galway & Dublin.
Lite were formed as a four-piece in Tokyo in 2003. After a series of demos, they released a self-titled mini album in 2005. Having toured Japan for the first time they went to the studio to release their first full-length album, “Filmlets”, in 2006. Capitalising on the critical success of Filmlets the band went on a tour around UK and Ireland and quickly won a reputation for being one of the most combustible live acts around. Around this time they also contributed the track Everything In Its Right Place for a Japanese Radiohead tribute album.
Fusing the instrumental complexity of post-rock with electronics, Leicestershire’s Maybeshewill make compelling sounds that avoid the slow-burning clichés of the genre by unleashing a ferocious wall of shape-shifting fury that both captivates and discombobulates but will always have the listener returning for more.
Formed in 2005 the band have maintained a steadfastly DIY approach having recorded all of their own material to date and have slowly built of a loyal army of devotees in the UK that has seen them become rightly regarded in the shadowy world of those-in –the-know as one of the finer bands currently shattering ear drums on the UK circuit. Their live sound is dense, harmonic and utterly captivating making this double bill with Lite one hell of a live prospect and definitely not to be missed if you like your rock posty and your maths musical.
Oct 20 Belfast, Spring & Airbrake
Oct 21 Galway, Roisin Dubh
Oct 22 Dublin, Whelan’s
Oct 23 Cork, Crane Lane Theatre