With a name derived from the colloquial Japanese for casual sex, the New York-based dream pop duo of Yuki Chikudate (vocals, keyboards) and James Hanna (guitar, vocals) their eponymous debut album in 2004. They released their second album, Citrus, with a rhythm section in toe on the Friendly Fire imprint two years later. Citrus was re-released in Europe on One Little Indian in 2007 and Hush, the band's third album followed in early 2009.
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Caught Live: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead + Rival Schools + Asobi Seksu @ Electric Ballroom, London
Asobi Seksu’s lengthy journey across The Atlantic from New York City makes their ludicrous 6:40pm stage time more of a slap in the face than a welcome to the capital. A crowd that starts off numbering in the low double figures...
It’s tough to decipher the conflict at the heart of Hush, Asobi Seksu’s third studio album. The song titles ‘Layers’, ‘Transparence’ and ‘I Can’t See’ offer some insight – it’s a case of something hidden away and difficult to find...