Viva Sherry “Obento Music” is out!

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Viva Sherry’s “Obento Music” is now out on 10″ vinyl and download. You can listen to and buy the EP here. We had a party at The Sound of Yperlab to celebrate the release, but we are also hoping to get Sato and Himeco over to play live in the UK. Here is a bit about the band:

Icons of the vibrant Kyoto scene, prog pop virtuosos Sato and Himeco have been making music and releasing records since 2000. Both musicians are also well-known nationally for their side projects and collaborations, such as new toy/A Hundred Birds/SATO-sound (Sato) and D-Shrimp (Himeco).

‘Obento Music’ is their first release outside of Japan and really shows off the band’s cross-genre virtuosity. It is definitely pop, and definitely a distinctive sound, but one that continuously surprises through its inclusions of unusual stylistic mixtures (jazz, metal, motown, chanson), time changes and the odd bit of musique concrète.

As a live band, Viva Sherry are equally confounding: Sato (synthesizer, vocals) and Himeco (xylophone, drums, backing vocals) really manage to recreate their complex sound, often playing several instruments simultaneously while seemingly effortlessly delivering perfect vocal harmonies.

More information on the band can be found at www.vivasherry.com .

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Release parties in Brighton and London

We hope to see you at our release parties for Masselys and now in Brighton (Brighton Electric, 28 January) and London (Birds Nest Deptford, 29 January).

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‘pleasesorrythankyou’ by now is out for pre-order!

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We are proud to announce that now’s latest album, ‘pleasesorrythankyou‘ is now available for pre-order, as vinyl LP and download. The album features an eclectic mix of 9 songs, as well as 18 digital bonus remixes. The official release date is 27 January 2017. You can also buy the record at selected shops and at the release parties in Brighton (28 January, Brighton Electric) and London (29 January, Birdsnest Deptford, details here).

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Viva Sherry/ビバ シェリー ‘Obento Music’ in press

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We’re excited that the EP by Kyoto-based duo Viva Sherry is now at the pressing plant. ‘Obento Music’ is coming out on 10″ vinyl early next year. While you wait, we thought we’d treat you to some previews of the beautiful artwork by Lee Mackinnon.

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Here are also a few live videos of tracks from the record:

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now ‘pleasesorrythankyou’ at pressing plant!

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TRANSFER COMPLETE! The now LP, pleasesorrythankyou, has just been submitted to the pressing plant. The shiny new discs will arrive at the mottoHQ in early 2017. Physical and digital pre-orders available soon!

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New releases

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After months of toiling in the mottolab, we are superproud to announce our upcoming releases.

The first release of the year is a beautiful vinyl LP by Norwegian supergroup Masselys. Entitled ‘High Fantasy/Low Fantasy’, the album’s sound powerfully echoes the influences of its members who hail from the bands Salvatore (Bjarne Larsen, Jon Birger ”Jomba” Wormdahl and Kjell Olav Jørgensen), 120 Days (Jonas Hestvik Dahl) and Whalesharkattacks (Viviana Vega).

This is closely followed by a new LP of experimental pop from London based group now. If you think that there a no more corners left in the world for sonic exploration, ‘pleasesorrythankyou’ will prove you wrong.

The next release is ‘Obento Music’, a beautiful little 10-inch EP by Kyoto based duo Viva Sherry. Sato and Himeco’s unique style of melodic ‘prog pop’ will give you intense listening pleasure at the same time as making your mind go ‘they just did what??’

To top things off, we give you a 12-inch EP of killer dancefloor tracks by the incomparable Rebecca Closure. Hold on to your seats!

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Hackney Record Fair 6 March 2016

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Hello 2016! We are currently preparing beautiful vinyl releases for Viva Sherry, Rebecca Closure, Now and Justin Paton. In the meantime, you can catch us at Hackney Record Fair and the Label Mates Festival on 6 March 2016. We have a stall with listening posts (LP, CD, mp3), special discounts, merch (brand new bags!) and energising snacks. Find us at Epic, Dalston from 11am – 6pm.

The night before, we have a big party with DJs at Life, so join us for some dancing and tasty intoxicants from 8pm – 2am. There is also a fantastic restaurant upstairs, in case you need more sustenance to get you through the night.

More events, sounds and goodies coming your way soon!

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