smallgang

Live Act Alternative Pop Post-Punk Rock
smallgang - Alternative Pop Post-Punk Rock Live Act in London

smallgang Short Info

Half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows exploding tight poppy post-punk with effortless complexity and crazed solo's. Last year the band toured the UK with Bored Spies (members of-Seam/Bitch Magnet) and just toured the UK with Shonen Knife and released their 3rd album ‘San’ on Damnably June 2nd.

smallgang formed through kinship and bookshops. Comprising of brothers Simon and Toshi Kobayashi and their friend Matt Atkins.
Smallgang also provide the axis for a network of bands in which Simon, Toshi and Matt also play, including Slowgun, Crumbling Ghost, Splintered Man, Passerines and Russell and the Wolf Choir.

They have toured with Shonen Knife & Bored Spies (X Bitch Magnet/Seam) and supported the likes of Dick Dale, Bitch Magnet, Scrawl, Shannon Wright, Versus, Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina.

The band released their second album san (三) on Damnably on June 2nd and it features guest spots from Jon Fine from Bitch Magnet, Ritsuko Taneda from Shonen Knife and Jen that's in MBV/Graham Coxon's band.

PRESS
NME ““Second full-length effort ‘san’ pinballs between Pavement, Wire and The Strokes, with a roll-call of special guests including Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine, Shonen Knife’s Ritsuko Taneda and sometime My Bloody Valentine member Jen Macro”
Americana UK 7/10 “They vary the noise quotient, from extreme on the title track to just darn pretty on ‘Cards’. So there’s variety, textures, tunes, noise and pretty much what I look for when I want to get lost.”
Collective-Zine “This is a really good album”
Sodapop (IT)
Slowthrills Best Albums of June 2014
Overblown ‘Song Of The Day’ (Cards) “Like Ian Curtis Fronting An Alt Rock Band”
‘San’ was streamed for 2 weeks at 3voor12 (Netherlands Zine)
God Is In The TV “A masterful record by a talented bunch who, in a kinder world, would be absolutely huge. One of the finest art-rock records you will hear this year.“
MusicOMH “undoubtedly one of the loudest, most inspiring bands around. Trespasses has given us a most delicate noise along with poetically mumbled lullabies, an inspiring combination.”
Drowned in Sound “ (Cockpit) stands tall next to any comparable offering from their contemporaries.”
The Line Of Best Fit “Nice grooves and even lovelier lyrics.”

Half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows exploding tight poppy post-punk with effortless complexity and crazed solo's. Last year the band toured the UK with Bored Spies (members of-Seam/Bitch Magnet) and just toured the UK with Shonen Knife and released their 3rd album ‘San’ on Damnably June 2nd.

smallgang formed through kinship and bookshops. Comprising of brothers Simon and Toshi Kobayashi and their friend Matt Atkins.
Smallgang also provide the axis for a network of bands in which Simon, Toshi and Matt also play, including Slowgun, Crum...

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Discography smallgang

  • 2014 san (三) Album | Damnably
  • 2011 Tresspasses Album | Damanbly
  • 2007 smallgang Album | self released

Media

  • Sound smallgang - A Mirror ( from...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • Simon Kobayashi Bass
  • Toshi Kobayashi Guitar
  • Matt Atkins Drums

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