87 and The Toys Release diverse, alternative EP ‘Japanesy If You Pleasey’

Indie, Pop

87 and the Toys are back with ”Japanesy If You Pleasey”, which combines Japanese and American culture into their current indie pop style, pondering every day issues from goading incumbent Republican Governor of Georgia over his attitude of Covid-19, to the sadness of realising there are no more Bojack Horseman episodes to watch.

87 and the Toys subscribe to the school of absolute musical purity with no filters or overblown production techniques, instead choosing to embody a commitment to authenticity.

With Dave on stand-up bass and Guitar, Hana on min-drum kit, piano and vocals, and Patrick on Rhythm Guitar and Vocals, fans are in for a treat. As Hana hails from Japan, the rich culture infuses the EP thoroughly with Eastern elements. This is found in the tracks ”All you can eat Sushi” – a song initially written as a joke by Patrick to convince Hana to go to a sushi restaurant.

Another Track to set your psyche on a spiral is Bojack, written about the fascination of a new series (in this context ”Bojack Horseman”) after Patrick had binge-watched the show and suddenly realised their are no more episodes to watch.

Listen to 87 And The Toys’ Japanesy If You Pleasey here: https://soundcloud.com/87andthetoys/sets/japanesy-if-you-pleasey

Filled with different sounds and elements, 87 and the Toys have excelled in representing a multitude of genres with their new EP, and are an impressive showcase of why bands that don’t take themselves too seriously are more than capable of producing great tunes.

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Baluji and Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour – Summer/Autumn 2014

Soul

As seen at the 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony with Coldplay – blind and partially sighted musicians to play live around the UK

 

Renowned blind Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav brings together this inspiring group of musicians from all over the world.

Baluji who is a world famous multi-instrumentalist and composer has recorded for dance, theatre, Western orchestra, Indian ensembles, Radio, TV and film, with music currently featured in Disney’s newest Film ‘Million Dollar Arm’ starring Jon Hamm from Madmen. He has recorded with celebrities such as, Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and on Shakira’s latest album. He has performed with great artists such as Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. He also has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums of Indian Classical and fusion music.

This incredible orchestra of talented blind musicians from around the globe celebrates the power of music to transform lives. The Inner Vision Orchestra plays music from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Japan, and soulful Gospel and Blues plus sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions.

The Inner Vision Orchestra are preparing themselves for a full UK tour later this year.

Baluji is excited about the upcoming tour “Each member of the Inner Vision orchestra has an extraordinary story to tell about the power of music in their lives, for example, our Iranian singer Fereshteh’s parents told her that if she would perform in public they would pour petrol on her and set it alight, but nothing and no-one will stop Fereshteh from singing. It is about amazing people using music to give their lives direction and purpose.”

Their moving and uplifting music will make these live dates truly unforgettable.  The tour will be featured in a full length documentary film.

 

Tour dates:

 

Leeds  – South Asian Arts Centre –  Saturday 5th July 7 – 9 pm – http://www.saa-uk.org/whatson/Inner_Vision_Orchestra-05-07-2014

 

London  – Rich Mix  – 25th September

 

Exeter  – Barnfield Theatre  – 10th October.

 

Suffolk – New Wolsey – 18th October

 

Further dates to be confirmed – see links below for more information.

 

Links:

http://balujimusicfoundation.org/about_us/inner-vision.php

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Visions-Band/127980215996