Tashaki Miyaki #2 - Tashaki Miyaki EP

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Tashaki Miyaki sent the blogging world into frenzy early this year with their spellbinding track "Somethin' Is Better Than Nothin", a gorgeous fuzzed up feel good track that deserved every bit of praise it received, my post on that and the equally beautiful cover of The Everly Brothers "All I Have To Do Is Dream" can be found here.

I don't know much more about them than I did back in March, they've played a London date a while back but it was a Wednesday which ruled me out of,  they're a girl (Lucy) / boy (Rocky) duo who presumably don't want us to know their surnames.

They recently released their debut self-titled EP and I'm happy to say it doesn't disappoint at all. Continuing with the nostalgic, woozy fuzz-pop that earned those snowballing blog posts, "Somethin' Is Better Than Nothin" kicks off proceedings, the dreamy, nonchalant vocals remain as optimistic and uplifting as ever backed by prominent scuzzy guitar and solid drums its still a genuinely outstanding track. The highlight though is saved for last, "Get it Right" shrouds its beautiful melody in a melancholic haze, the guitars thick and the pacing languid, it's simply irresistible.

As well as the four tracks that make up the EP there are a few bonus tracks available via bandcamp, one of them, Buddy Holly's "Heartbeat" gets covered in a thick layer of distorted guitars while Lucy's vocals remain as alluring and soft as ever. You can buy the limited EP (just 300 copies) on 12" vinyl for just a fiver direct from The Sounds of Sweet Nothing now.

Listen:
Tashaki Miyaki - Heartbeat (Buddy Holly Cover)
Tashaki Miyaki - Get It Right