REVIEW gig Tokyo Tea Room The Workshop

Take Note Of Tokyo Tea Room

Gigging around Kent and London for some time now, Tokyo Tea Room are becoming more and more recognised on the Music scene. Gigging heavily around the Shoreditch area at The Workshop and Underbelly, it is here where the echos of Tokyo Tea Room are imprinted.

Soft vocals and trickling beats with a darker undertone is the sound that captivates you. Their EP 'Key Philosphy' that came out this year consists of 5 dreamy, psychedelic tracks that are sure to make you feel hazy and serene. Opening both on record and live "Sleep" is the entry to the Psych Rock window, an introduction of what is to come and a glistening glimpse of Tokyo Tea Room's exceptional material. Lead singer Beth Plumb's vocals are just wonderful. Her soft yet powerful tone is pleasing to the ear, contrasted to the woozy and fuzzy music - it's the perfect Indie concoction.

The rest of the EP follows this remedy but track "Dream Room" is the one your ears won't let go of. Awesome layers and Plumb's vocals are just perfection. Hints of Wolf Alice and The Joy Formidable; Tokyo Tea Room share a similar essence but are more raw. The cool energy from when they perform live to sounding flawless on record, Tokyo Tea Room have huge talent so why is no one taking note?!

Releasing their new single "Like a Drug" in the last month has had great success, from being played on BBC Introducing Kent and Tracks of the Day. "Like a Drug" has a fresher sound, more depth and definitely perfect for a summer playlist. It also compliments the band as a whole, the guitar riffs are more amplified and credible, also the backing vocals are highlighted more on this track.

So what's the deal? Tokyo Tea Room are brilliant, on the scene and ready for you. The excitement when you find a new fresh band gigging around is inexplainable - other than somewhat magical.