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Formerly of proto-Melt Yourself Down outfit Zun Zun Egui, Yama Warashi is the kaleidoscopic musical vision of Yoshino Shigihara. In support of her third record Crispy Moon, Shigihara graces the quaint intimate confines of The Waiting Room in Eaglescliffe on Sunday 12th and Ouseburn’s cutting-edge Cobalt Studios on Thursday 16th June.

Yama Warashi produce Anglo-Japanese psych music, which is outward-facing and ambitious; Shigihara draws on free-jazz, freak folk and African high life to truly scintillating effect. Her new record has been recorded by Capital K, who in recent years has produced work by Thurston Moore, Dry Cleaning and The Comet Is Coming. She has had praise and radio play from NTS and BBC 6Music, and found a real patron in Stuart Maconie. Having been on tour with psych favourites Vanishing Twin, Shigihara and her band are embarking on their own European tour. Take the opportunity to catch Yama Warashi in venues this intimate while you still can, as their trajectory is guaranteed to rise.

Yama Warashi performs at The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe on Sunday 12th and Cobalt Studios on Thursday 16th June.


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