Reykjavik. The brand new EP from Yunioshi.
Reykjavik is the fourth EP from Nottingham electro-rock four-piece Yunioshi. It has been inspired by their many trips to perform in Iceland at the Iceland Airwaves music festival and showcase gigs. “Reykjavik feels like a second home to us. The place is so alive with music and there is an incredible hunger and passion for it” says Rob Yunioshi.
Following a tour around Iceland in October 2011 with Icelandic band Bloodgroup, the band were lucky enough to take in the many inspiring sites that Iceland has to offer. “Everything about Iceland is so young and new. Theres an Island off the south coast that we were told didn’t exist until the 1970’s. That kind of constant evolution seems to filter into everyones attitude. Plus the sites are just beautiful – icebergs sit on black sandy beaches. Smoke plumes from beneath your feet. Its tough not to be both inspired and in awe.”
Since returning from Iceland in Late October the band have been busy working on the EP. It features five tracks that meander in sound from Grindhouse skuzz rock to pure electro pop and back again. Mixing up sounds is a key component to what Yunioshi are about. Fred Perry Subculture describe them as “Genre-mashing electro pop” and their new EP is a good example of just that.
“This EP is a little overdue as we spent alot of last year playing festivals in both the UK and overseas. We were busy preparing for Canadian Music Week in Toronto this time last year and getting all excited about playing the Dot to Dot festival when we got back.”
The new EP from Yunioshi will be released on 18 Feb at The Space, Nottingham Contemporary. For this free show, Yunioshi will be joined live on the night by their good friends Icelandic electro outfit, Bloodgroup and fellow Nottingham band We Show Up On Radar with their tweed infused, Beck-edged melodies. Record label Hello Thor will be providing the sounds between bands while London’s funnest night – Come Get Felt Up (Think Blue Peter meeting Art Attack…) will be chipping in with a creative competition and MEGA prizes. They have also asked local record store The Music Exchange to join them with a pop up shop at the venue for people to buy local Nottingham music and international rarities. The now well-know Yunioshi Catering Corp will also be providing the usual array of mid-gig snacks for the audience to enjoy during their set. It wouldn’t be a Yunioshi gig without cakes.
The Free show starts from 8pm at Nottingham Contemporary, NG1 2GB.