Holiday In Tokyo – ‘White Marquee’ Single Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Holiday In Tokyo tease their upcoming album with dazzling new single ‘White Marquee’.

Ripe with summer-tinted melodies and warm vocals, the sentimental track follows vocalist Matty Rogers down memory lane as he recounts a core moment from his childhood. The single encapsulates the band’s signature mellow lo-fi-esque beats, husky vocals, and kitchen-sink lyrics to evoke feelings of rose-tinted nostalgia, which I’m sure will resonate with most listeners.

Based in the North-East of England, Holiday In Tokyo is comprised of frontman Matty Rogers, guitarist Thomas Randell, pianist Jack McAllister and drummer Richard O’ Neill. Although drawing inspiration from lo-fi/indie songwriters such as Liz Lawrence, Nilufer Yanya and Courtney Barnett, the four-piece have created a charmingly unique sound that reflects each member’s contrasting music tastes.

Image: DJM Photography

Adopting a kitchen sink style of writing, Holiday In Tokyo are known to delve into themes of jealousy, complacency, self-criticism, and mental-health awareness in their growing arsenal of music. Plus, rumour has it, they put on one hell of live performance!

Having garnered critical success for their debut EP titled ‘Las Yucas is Overgrown’, the quartet already have one foot planted on the local music industry ladder. With praise from local music outlets and a sold-out headline gig under their belt, the up-and-coming band have proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. I am excited to listen to the rest of their forthcoming album.

Set to be released on June 3rd, ‘White Marquee’ is a summer 2022 playlist essential.

But in the meantime, feel free to listen to their other stuff here.

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