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Eliza Shaddad

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"Wars is the gateway to this whole release, it was the first song written for the EP, and the first sign of this more brutal sound. We were playing it live as a band and it was getting louder and grungier and crashier each time and it felt so good that when it came to recording I just wanted it to kind of implode. Lyrically it's about fighting to hold something in, and I think musically we've created something that really supports that - ethereal, almost eerily controlled vocals gliding over a bed of increasingly rolling turmoil. Best unleashed loud." - Eliza Shaddad

Since the release of the 'Waters' EP Shaddad and her band have seen their reputation for powerful live shows grow. Rooted in this more overdriven sound Shaddad's voice thrives, and live something candid and raw is turned loose upon audiences. Live highlights have included sold out London headline shows, a UK tour, festivals including Wilderness, Boardmasters and the BBC at the Edinburgh Fringe, a support tour for Dead Oceans US-based band Strand of Oaks, and dates with Soléy, Rhodes, James Bay, Dustin Tebbut, Andreya Triana, Sarah Jarosz and Michael Chapman.


"There are very few bands that capture what Kumiko do and with another release anticipated in the next few months, it’s about time you got familiar with the band." [Drowned in Sound]


"The band have been actively writing & recording since 2015 and their brand of psych-gaze induced fuzzy, lo-fi with hints of alt-rock are powerful enough to attract revellers from the old school gazing community but melodic & angry enough also to attract new school psych gazers too" [Primal Music Blog]

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