We are delighted to present a brand new weekly event at the sensational Styx, right beside Tottenham Hale Station. With three fantastic acts each week and delicious pizza from Loven, come and enjoy the Styx garden and venue with us.
To see ICHI live is to witness something totally idiosyncratic and entirely new. It’s fun, it’s danceable, it’s exciting. He takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits combining his handmade inventions with steel-drum, toysand everyday objects all in the space of one short set. There’s an ancient, ritualistic feel to his performances – he’s like the displaced leader of a lost tribe.
ICHI has toured extensively as a solo artist in Japan, the UK and Europe, playing at festivals including End of theRoad, Latitude, Glastonbury, Green Man, Wilderness, Boomtown, In the Woods, The Great Escape, Late at TheTate, Camp Bestival and Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling. He has been championed by the likes of former Talking Heads’ singer David Byrne and American noise-pop band Deerhoof, who invited him to play with them in NewYork, Japan and the UK. ICHI’s supporters in the media include BBC 6 Music DJs Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Don Letts, Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne. In Japan he has performed alongside such artists as Asa-Chang and Junray, Shugo Tokumaru and Tenniscoats and has even seen an animated TV series based on his character broadcast on Japanese public-broadcaster NHK, as well as made various guest appearances on NHK.
Hailing from Nagoya’s underground scene, ICHI moved to the UK and Bristol after meeting English singer-songwriter Rachael Dadd, now his wife, at a small DIY festival in his hometown. He takes inspiration for his art from far and wide – a melting-pot of punk, reggae and dub, Henri Salvador, tribal music and old scratchy 78s. With his trusty sampler never far away ICHI spends hours poised, ready to capture the perfect water droplet or page flick, a process which he describes as being “like catching an animal”. Recorded entirely onto a four-track tape machine in his attic studio, Maru finds ICHI layering Heath Robinson-esque song-scapes crafted out of found objects and bizarre homemade instruments (stilt-bass, kalilaphone, hatbox-pedal-drum, skip-xylophone and tapumpet) with vocals depicting colourful characters.
‘What on earth is this? It`s brilliant’ STEVE LAMACQ
‘It's a trip to listen to and watch’ DON LETTS
‘Hilarious & bonkers & brilliant’ LAUREN LAVERNE
Bare Hunter channel muddy, stripped-back garage rock, voodoo psychedelica, jazz inflected drumming and slick musicianship.
Into a bubbling cauldron, chuck the two-piece raucousness of Royal Blood, and combine it with the almighty four-strong Led Zeplin and you will have created the dirty-blues power-trio that is BARE HUNTER. A cacophony of bass-heavy guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and reverberating vocals produce a dark and brooding energy. Three moonshine-soaked hillbillies bring to the stage a demented southern preacher voodoo séance. Its time to let the ceremony begin…
FAITH I BRANKO