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Local boys Holiday In Tokyo have a very simple mantra, but it’s one that is pretty respectable: make music because you want to, and enjoy doing it. It’s this energy that they’ve funnelled into the production of their debut EP, Las Yucas Is Overgrown. This is a bit of a hefty one, coming in at eight tracks total. But as far as firsts go, Las Yucas Is Overgrown serves as a delightful lo-fi indie experience which will please fans of the likes of Beabadoobee and Courtney Barnett.

Making this recording slightly more impressive is the fact that, while Holiday In Tokyo thankfully had access to a studio at the beginning of the EP’s production, they had to round off working, as so many of us had to over lockdown, from home. It gives a rawness to the record that works well to enhance their modernly rustic feel. Records that are recorded ‘as live’ usually end up being the most authentic feeling, but there’s something about the rough and ready element that make for a surprsingly intimate listen. Las Yucas Is Overgrown truly is a labour of love, and no one can doubt that they had the drive and dedication needed to see this record through to the end.

Holiday In Tokyo release Las Yucas Is Overgrown on 23rd October


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