A while ago I dedicated a post to a band called 昆虫キッズ (Insect Kids).
I also mentioned that their bassplayer Nomoto Natsuyo plays in another band called Solid Afro.
Solid Afro play lo-fi underground pop mixed with dub filled with simple hooks and arpeggios. They don’t seem to take themselves or their music too seriously. Just four friends jamming and making music as a hobby like a lot of bands in Tokyo’s massive underground scene.
Anyhow, I came across a PV by them and the song is incredibly chill, catchy and funky. Plus Nomoto-chan looks incredibly adorable in her hoodie, Thrasher ‘zine trucker hat, Crypt City tee and overalls. Especially when goofing around playing air guitar with an umbrella @ 2:43.
The song’s called ORIORIORI-YO!!! which seems to be a clever combination of 俺の(ore no) and 色々 (iro iro) backwards since the song involves her listing a variety of things and places she’d love to introduce to her soulmate.
Advance tickets online for both Toronto shows have SOLD OUT!! However, I have made 30 more tickets available for sale each night: May 17May 18. Unfortunately this means a lot fewer tickets will be available at the door. Some tickets are also still available at Rotate This! and Soundscapes.