From 8 June until 3 July, Ris Orangis, a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, will celebrate Japan with rock concerts, tastings and screenings under the name Tokyo Space Oddity. One of the concerts taking place on Friday 14 June at Le Plan Club is the concert with the bands The fin. and Yahyel.
The fin. are an indie rock band from Kobe, formed in 2010, currently consisting of lead vocalist Yuto Uchino and bassist/former drummer Kaoru Nakazawa. The band started out as a cover band, but quickly changed into a full-fledged band and drawn attention outside Japan thanks to their blend of synth-pop and shoegaze from the ’80s-’90s with nowadays American indie-pop and chillwave. Their latest release, Come Further, got released in April as a digital single. The fin. performed at big music festivals including Fuji Rock in Japan, The Great Escape in UK or SXSW in the US, supported major artists like The Last Shadow Puppets, Circa Waves or Mew, and toured through the United Kingdom, America and Asia.
Yahyel was formed in 2015 by Ikegai, Shinoda and Sugimoto. The band released their first EP later that year. In 2016 the band travelled to the United Kingdom for a mini-concert at Rough Trade. The band got a few more additions in the band line-up with Yamada and Ooi. The band just finished up a tour through China, with shows in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. Yahyel also performed at SXSW this year. The band calls themselves a cyberpunk band, living like the gang in Akira: Combining fragile lyrics with dark soundscapes, Yahyel paint potent portraits of life, peppered with both dystopian imagery and blistering honesty.
Yahyel also has a show planned in London, a few days before the performance in France.
Bron: The fin. via SongKick