LITE + The fin. + Lost In The Riots
Entry Requirements: Under 18's must be accompanied
LITE is a Japanese instrumental rock band known for thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Widely regarded for their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia, LITE are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Japan in the last decade.
The quartet who is entering their 14th year together, boasts a tremendous back catalog with four full-length albums, three mini albums and two EPs including 2010’s Illuminate (recorded with John McEntire) and 2012's Past Present Future which featured Caroline from Mice Parade. Their most recent album Installation (2014, Topshelf Records) was their first proper US release.
On their ninth release, Cubic, out November 18, 2016 via Topshelf, LITE creates music with a heartbeat. Cubic was mixed at Machines With Magnets with Keith Souza (Battles) and mastered by Heba Kadry (!!!, Prefuse 73, The Mars Volta) at Timeless Mastering in New York.
Hailing from the vibrant Japanese port city of Kobe on Osaka Bay, The fin. have become something of a reputed and singular attraction in their homeland due to their stylish Europhile blend of synthpop,chillwave and dreampop,complete with English lyrics addressing universal themes of everyday uncertainties. Often referenced alongside the likes of Beach House, Toro Y Moi, Mew and Washed Out, the quartet have, since forming in 2012, created a sufficient stir to have performed before thousands at major Japanese festivals including Fuji Rock, Rising Sun and Viva La Rock. Not content with such acclaim in one country alone, Yuto Uchino (vocals and synths), Ryosuke Odagaki (guitar), Takayasu Taguchi (bass) and Kaoru Nakazawa (drums), each aged 24, set their sights worldwide and in March this year embarked on a major ninedate tour of the US, which included a blinding performance at SXSW. The UK is next up and what better way to announce their arrival than the four compositions of sophisticated, moreish pop that constitute the ‘Night Time’ EP. Big in Japan? Naturally, but why stop there?