Sunday 13th September 2015
London’s Masakichi have released a free download of a remix of recent single ‘Spring’ (by Thom Alt-J), along with a suitably remixed music video. The song, both in its original and remixed forms, is also available on the trio’s forthcoming mini-album which is set for release on 18th September via Fierce Panda Records. Masakichi have also announced that they’ll be playing a special release show at The Lexington in London on 23rd September.
According to vocalist Hannah Cartwright, ‘Spring’ is “intended as a rallying cry. It is meant to give hope because no matter what life throws at you, or how hard it gets, you will still always have the capacity to love.”
Combining the expansiveness of post rock and shoegaze with fuzzed up indie rock structures and dance-orientated grooves, Masakichi was formed by guitarist Reuben Gotto who has spent the past few years travelling the world with bands such as Foals, Maccabees and Alt-J, immersing himself in the sonics and inspirations of a nomadic musical lifestyle and returning home with a mammoth catalogue of tracks recorded in hotel rooms, dressing rooms and on long haul flights. Finding kindred spirits vocalist Hannah Cartwright (Snow Ghosts) and bassist Hattie Williams (Telegraphs) in London, the trio began to fully form Reuben’s tracks into songs. Enlisting Reuben’s old band mate Ben Calvert (Killing Joke, Calvin Harris) on drums, the band laid down the six core songs that comprise ‘Hummingbird’ at the end of last year with Rich Wilkinson (Kaiser Chiefs, Adele) and Larry Hibbitt (Marmozets), and have been throwing themselves into the London live scene since.
Head over to Noisetrade to download ‘Spring’ for free: