In September 2009 I visited Tokyo for the first time and was suitably blown away. It seemed like everything was amazing and anything was possible. So when I found myself in a practice room/studio in Koenji recording with Kawaguchi Masami (New Rock Syndicate, Los Doroncos, Miminokoto, Broom Dusters, LSD March, Aihiyo) (!!!) it seemed like just another (incredible) day in Tokyo. This short guitar duo album comes from the tail end of a trio session with Mark Sadgrove (who had stepped out early to run some errands ahead of our gig that night). Late night swoon, amplifier meltdowns and demolished blues. 100 copies.
released November 29, 2013
Recorded at Sound Studio DOM, Tokyo, Japan, 22 September 2009. Photos by BS. Thanks to Mark Sadgrove and Cameron McKean.
It's just so easy for Martin Phillips, innit? Even after more than 30 years, he's writing the kind of effortless melodies that most songwriters would kill for. So this is just another perfect pop record to add to their discography. This will easily be a top 10 of the year.
Thanks Mark, love both records - couldn’t choose between them - the best of both worlds of the music you make. What would be equally as cool would be to see you dive into your New Zealand heritage on your next double record! Surely just as much history and music to be had there too. Cheers rse1985