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ATP Recordings sign Japanese dream-folk artist Grimm Grimm – Watch video to single ‘Hazy Eyes Maybe’ – Album out June 29th‏

April 19, 2015


Grimm Grimm
Debut album Hazy Eyes Maybe released June 29th via ATP Recordings

Watch video for title track now

7” single ‘Hazy Eyes Maybe’ / ‘Knowing’ feat. Bo Ningen released May 4th

Single launch to take place at ATP’s pop-up venue on April 24th

ATP Recordings are proud to announce Hazy Eyes Maybe, the debut album from Japanese born, London based artist Grimm Grimm, released June 22nd. Grimm Grimm is the new moniker of Koichi Yamanoha, former frontman of the cult psychedelic-punk group Screaming Tea Party, for him to explore new realms of sounds. His honest and sometimes innocent style mixes otherworldly baroque pop and psychedelic folk.

The title track of the album is backed by a dream-like video, which can now be viewed on YouTube. Filmed by Nissa Nishikawa, with editing and additional filming by Daisy Dickinson, the video is a glimpse into the fluid imagination of Yomanoha. The track is released on 7” vinyl on May 4th, and features the b-side ‘Knowing’ featuring psychedelic noise-makers Bo Ningen.

Much of the album is inspired by reoccurring dreams had by Yomanoha. Of the track ‘Hazy Eyes Maybe’, Koichi says: “There was an abandoned industrial area in Budapest. When I was walking near a rundown water tower in the area, a girl was telling me about her dad in Mexico and I saw this woman was pushing a wheelchair near a hospital; it seemed as if she didn’t have a face, very white. I kept dreaming about this place for months and wrote this song.”

Born in Tokyo, Yamanoha’s stirring live performances have captured an essence of Japan and confession and seen him play play alongside the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Damo Suzuki and Simon Finn, as well as invited to collaborate with Bo Ningen, Serafina Steer and Le Volume Courbe. Grimm Grimm’s debut single ‘Kazega Fuitara Sayonara / Tell The Truth’ was released late last year via Kevin Shields’ Pickpocket Records.

2015 is set to be a pivotal year for Grimm Grimm as he continues to blur the boundaries of genre according to his own distinct outlook. Hazy Eyes Maybe is released June 29th and can be pre-ordered now via iTunes and on CD/LP via ATP.

Live dates

21st April               Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent (w/ Wire)
24th April              ATP Pop Up Venue (formerly Total Refreshment Centre), London (w/ Younghusband, Eaux and guest DJs)
2nd – 4th July        ATP Iceland
27th–  29th Nov      ATP 2.0 Nightmare Before Christmas |

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