Shibashi are a relatively new band, with only one single out so far, but the experience of it’s members (2/3 of Two Door Cinema Club) make them a force to be reckoned with.
Where did your band name come from?
We’ve always loved Japanese culture and the way the language sounds. We came across a metro stop in Tokyo that had ‘shibashi’ in the name and just loved how it sounded and how it looked written down. It was only after that we discovered it’s a type of tai chi.
If you had to describe your own sound what would you say?
It’s emotional. It’s dance music with a focus on live elements. We like to pick things up and play them and not just have our heads stuck in computer programming.
Who is in the band, and who does what?
Sam, Paddy and Kev. 3 mates, 2 brothers, 1 family. We all do a spot of everything but Sam sings and Paddy produces.
What is your favourite live venue and why?
Shibashi hasn’t made its live debut yet so will have to defer that question for a while…
What is your favourite album released so far this year?
Kiefer – Kickinit Alone
Check out the debut single from Shibashi, titled Salvation, below.