Kafka Tamura have been quietly stirring a blog buzz since their debut EP release “Somewhere Else”. The hype over this track is justified with one listen – ethereal pianos, fragments of angular guitars, pulsating beats and a voice that drags you deep into the mix, makes for the surrealist atmosphere Kafka Tamura consistently recreates.
Their debut album, “Nothing To Everyone”, reveals several hidden gems; Liar, a fragile yet powerful vocal delivery from 18 year-old Emma, mixed in with a delicate guitar melody is just one end of the spectrum. “No Hope” takes you on a journey of dream and reality, mixing the two in their own distinct way. Airy synths and concrete beats combine to create a new and unique sound.
The Kafka Tamura identity is clearly as resonant on stage as it is on record, with Emma’s voice carefully weaving between sharp beats and raw electronics. They undoubtedly live, breathe and play with a ‘no boundaries’ ethos, taking even their band name from the protagonist of the surrealist Japanese novel ‘Kafka On The Shore’. It’s such attention to detail that could well make Kafka Tamura not only your new favourite band, but also discovery of the year.
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.