Tokyo Taboo

Live Act Rock Pop Punk Melodic Indie
Tokyo Taboo - Rock Pop Punk Melodic Indie Live Act in London

Tokyo Taboo Short Info

London duo Tokyo Taboo’s debut album 6th Street Psychosis is out 24th March 2017 via TT Records. The album features ten tenacious, in-your-face tracks that combine the band’s rock and pop punk influences.

The duo comprise of singer Dolly Daggerz and guitarist Mike, who are joined by a band for their live shows. Dolly takes inspiration from iconic performers from Heart to David Bowie and Karen O and Mike simply loves a good riff. Tokyo Taboo is a perfect amalgamation of Dolly and Mike’s influences; inspired by Manga, Japanese culture, drag and 80s fashion, they are true performers, with an image that equals the intense vibrancy of what you hear on record.

Featuring hectic, heart-pounding hooks and soaring rock-inspired vocals, Tokyo Taboo cover a range of subjects on the album, which was recorded in Downtown LA. From Dolly’s quarter life crisis to politics and vulnerability, they aren’t afraid of smashing the expectations of ‘the industry’ whilst wearing their hearts on their sleeves - cuts, bruises, tears and all.

On the album, ’Bubbilicious’ is a racing, high-octane opener, whilst ‘Emotional Suicide’ is filled with an uptempo, feisty power and ‘N.A.R.C.I.S.M’ oozes brutal honesty, raw riffs and dark undertones. Meanwhile, single Make It Out Alive was inspired by the vote to bomb Syria and the feeling of frustration, hopelessness and anger Dolly felt, which seethe through the music as she spits and snarls each lyric over Mike’s raucous riffs.

Make It Out Alive gained support from the likes of Radio X and BBC Radio 1 and with 6th Street Psychosis out soon, Tokyo Taboo hope to bring their own brand of modern pop punk kicking and screaming into the public consciousness.

Critical acclaim:

"[…] what we love about this band, first of all is that they’re upbeat, they’re really happy but visually they are brilliant. Their videos are quirky but fantastic and their music is the same” Huw Stephens Show, BBC Radio 1

"Big, brash and boisterous, singer Dolly Daggerz summons up vocal inspiration from the likes of Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wendy James of Transvision Vamp and even the great Lene Lovich here on this rowdy workout. The guitars are cranked firmly up to 11 but it never strays from a killer hook-filled melody running throughout." Record of the Day

“…fighting against the patriarchy one fuzz pop belter at a time.” Clash

"a visceral collection of unapologetic pop-punk..." team rock

London duo Tokyo Taboo’s debut album 6th Street Psychosis is out 24th March 2017 via TT Records. The album features ten tenacious, in-your-face tracks that combine the band’s rock and pop punk influences.

The duo comprise of singer Dolly Daggerz and guitarist Mike, who are joined by a band for their live shows. Dolly takes inspiration from iconic performers from Heart to David Bowie and Karen O and Mike simply loves a good riff. Tokyo Taboo is a perfect amalgamation of Dolly and Mike’s influences; inspired by Manga, Japanese culture, drag and 80s fashion, they are true performers, with an image that equals the intense vibrancy of what you...

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Past Gigs Tokyo Taboo

  • 06 | 2017 London The Black Heart
  • 06 | 2017 Lodon Camden Rocks Festival
  • 04 | 2017 Mersea Island Cosmic Puffin
  • 03 | 2017 London The Crowndale
  • 01 | 2017 London
  • 12 | 2016 London Nambucca
  • 11 | 2016 London The Borderline
  • 10 | 2016 Los Angeles Molly Malone's
  • 09 | 2016 Los Angeles youbloomLA
  • 09 | 2016 London The Finsbury
  • 08 | 2016 London Undersolo
  • 04 | 2015 Oslo/Norway GBOB World Finals
  • 04 | 2015 Poland Ostroleka Sports Arena
  • 03 | 2015 London Fiddler's Elbow
  • 02 | 2015 London The Hippodrome Casino
  • 10 | 2014 Chester Chester Pride
  • 08 | 2014 Cornwall Cornwall Pride
  • 08 | 2014 Leicester Leicester Pride
  • 06 | 2014 London Porno Star EP Launch, Industry and Press Night - Tokyo Taboo with Special Guests @ Cargo
  • 05 | 2014 London Tooting Tram & Social

Discography Tokyo Taboo

  • 2017 6th Street Psychosis Album | TT Records
  • 2015 Leech EP | TT Records
  • 2014 Porno Star EP | TT Records
  • 2013 Naked EP | TT Records

Media

  • Video Tokyo Taboo - Pussy Power (...
  • Video Tokyo Taboo - Self Sabotage...
  • Video Tokyo Taboo - N.A.R.C.I.S.M...
  • Video Tokyo Taboo - Make It Out A...
  • Video Tokyo Taboo - Leech (Offici...
  • Video Tokyo Taboo - Bubbilicious ...
  • Video Tokyo Taboo - Drowning (Off...
  • Sound Tokyo Taboo - Leech - NEW E...
  • Sound Tokyo Taboo - Bubbilicious ...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Dolly Daggerz Vox
  • Mike Guitar, BVs
  • Kelpie Bass, BVs
  • David Drums