Watch new video for ‘Tell The Truth’
Debut album Hazy Eyes Maybe released June 29th via ATP Recordings
ATP Recordings’ artist Grimm Grimm has released the new video for his track ‘Tell The Truth’, taken from his forthcoming debut album Hazy Eyes Maybe, which sees a release on June 29th. Premiered by Noisey, the dreamy, slow-motion clip shows London based, Tokyo born Grimm Grimm (aka Koichi Yamanoha) performing while children have a pillow fight around him. The new video perfectly mirrors the whimsical, out of this world space-folk found on the debut album.
Of the video, Koichi says: “The whole video shoot for ‘Tell The Truth’ was magical chaos. Kids just went hypnotically out of control and started beating up each other! It was beautiful; an almost ecstatic truth”
No stranger to the more experimental side of music, Koichi previously fronted the acid-psyche band Screaming Tea Party. Where they channelled their creativity into something more distorted and aggressive, Grimm Grimm is a masterclass in restraint, making sparse, nuanced textures using an acoustic guitar, effects pedals and vintage synthesisers.
Having released his first single via Charlotte Marionneau and Kevin Shields’ Pickpocket Records last year, Grimm Grimm caught the attention of ATP Recordings, who will release Hazy Eyes Maybe. His songs are inspired by childhood memories and dreams, which creates unassuming, almost naive sounds, yet drenched in unusual textures and depth.
Even in the early stages of the project, Grimm Grimm was asked to play alongside the likes of Wire, Dinosaur JR, Damo Suzuki and Simon Finn, as well as invited to collaborate with Bo Ningen, Serafina Steer and Le Volume Courbe. Grimm Grimm has also caught the attention of the likes of Q, Loud and Quiet magazine, NME, Noisey and more.
With the release of the debut Grimm Grimm LP, Hazy Eyes Maybe, released June 29th of this year on ATP Recordings – as well as an appearance at the ATP Iceland festival and ATP 2.0 festival in November curated by Jake and Dinos Chapman – 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.