London band Kyoto Kyoto today unveil new single So ahead of their headline show on April 5th at The Lexington, London (full dates below). So is an uncompromising and visceral call-to-arms that recalls System Of A Down in tone and menace.
On the single the band say "'So' means "like this" in German. The text is about how serious specific and ill-considered decisions about people can be. Small decisions that are not properly thought through or behaviour that is damaging in any way shape or form can have consequences (personally) far into the future. As with art and "larger than life" work, human relationships are also about priority and maturity and context."
From the scene of DEADLETTER, Opus Kink and Folly Group, Kyoto Kyoto might be the noisiest of the current experimental acts breaking through in the UK right now. Kraut inspired, progressive noise-rock at its most interesting and adventurous.
The band describe the recording process of So as "intense" and it's not hard to see why, given the ferocity of their sound. Despite the relative newness of the project there has been support at BBC 6Music, a heralded performance at Rotterdam's Left Of The Dial Festival and a tour with math-rock legends Tricot.
The brainchild of Levent Ceylan and Scott MacDonald, Kyoto Kyoto’s sonic palette is bolstered further thanks to the recruitment of bassist Olek Nixon; and the haunting new accompaniments of flute player Gail Tasker and cellist Annie Walton.