Riotous rockers Tokyo Taboo have built quite a reputation for their spectacular, character driven, and often shocking vibrant live performances. With glowing comparisons to Deap Vally, Halestorm, and Juliette & The Licks, Tokyo Taboo drop their new single, Whiskey, out now, which is taken from their much- anticipated upcoming new album.
Composed of the feisty and ferocious pair Dolly Daggerz and Mickey Danger, the Londoner’s debut album, 6th Street Psychosis, brought them acclaim from the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1, Clash and Punktastic. The duo have been hard at work on their upcoming album, recorded in California by Noah Shain (whose most recent production Badflower’s ‘Ghost’ recently occupied the Number 1 spot in the US rock chart). Their second album showcases how diligently the band have honed their sound since their debut, developing musical layers and refining production to create something utterly unique.
The rising twosome are now ready to gather more friends and fans with the mind-blowing power of their new release, Whiskey. The track, a raw personal lament on Dolly's tumultuous relationship with alcohol, rages with the band’s trademark ferocity as whirring hooks race alongside tremendous beats. The immense power of front-woman Dolly’s vocals married with Guitarist Mickey Danger’s riotous riffs blast into your ears, propelling the track forward at break-neck speed. Of the track, Daggerz comments: “I wanted to describe how I'd become dependent on alcohol to feel ok. I got so used to drinking whiskey straight out of the bottle before jumping on stage. I thought being wasted was the only way I could perform as a riotous female. Turns out I never needed alcohol at all and that craziness lives in me!” Dolly, now sober for almost a year, says, "I was a walking emotional rollercoaster. High from the adrenaline of our show then so low the next day...I could see a nasty end for myself if I didn't pack it in."
Whiskey, with its seething frenzied energy, is an electrifying single that will instantly hit you with powerful force. Out now via TT Records, you can listen to Whiskey at: smarturl.it/WhiskeyTT . With a UK tour on the horizon, plus more new music on the way next year, you’d better keep your eyes on Tokyo Taboo.
Whiskey is out now via TT Records.
"...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
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