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Album review: TEKE::TEKE – ‘Shirushi’: a deliciously wonky, delectably trippy psych debut

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RULE one: Japanese bands do brilliant, brilliant things with guitars: this is just fact. From the mind-blowing chaos of Melt-Banana to the heavy psych stylings of Acid Mothers Temple and Bo Ningen, down through the garage-rawk of Guitar Wolf and the dreamy, trippy-hippy psych of Ghost, new and deeper appreciations of how to wield and …

WE LOVE them, you know; TEKE::TEKE, the Montrealais-Japanese septet who formed initially for a one-off tribute show to Japanese king of the surf guitar Takeshi Terauchi, and who have since delighted us en route to their debut album for Kill Rock Stars with the cinematic panache of “Kala Kala”, the heavy chaos and psych propulsion of …

MONTREAL’S adopted TEKE:TEKE, the Japanese psych-prog-garage septet who are busy doing all the great things Japanese bands do to trippy guitar music, have released another little cracker ahead of their early May debut for Kill Rock Stars. It’s called “Yoru Ni” and it’s a delicious swirl of back-from-the-grave surf twang, trilling flutes, riffs, cooing vocals, …

JAPANESE psych-rock septet TEKE::TEKE, who these days call not only Montreal but Kill Rock Stars home, are pleased as punch to reveal their debut set for the label, Shirushi, will be released on May 7th. And so are we, so are we: pleased as punch, that is. The band formed in 2018, initially just for …

RULE one: Japanese bands do brilliant, brilliant things with guitars: this is just fact. From the mind-blowing chaos of Melt-Banana to the heavy psych stylings of Acid Mothers Temple and Bo Ningen, down through the garage-rawk of Guitar Wolf and the dreamy, trippy-hippy psych of Ghost, new and deeper appreciations of how to wield and …