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Japanese Pranksters bring Space Rock to the Yotty

With a penchant for everything colourful and quirky, Japanese exports usually seem to lean toward the brighter side of life. So it comes as no surprise that Japanese space-rock band Marble Sheep have been described as “ Merry Pranksters of the 21st Century.”

Founded in 1987 by Ken Matsutani (vocals), the four-piece band originally called Marble Sheep & The Run Down Sun’s Children passed through many styles of psychadelia like minimal music, heavy rock and S.F. jam psych.

After several years of rest they’ve now been reborn as Marble Sheep, transformed into a straighter and stronger group with their sound developing into space-rock.

A fixture on the Japanese rock scene since their early days, the name Marble Sheep is highly esteemed overseas as well. With record company deals in Germany, UK and Finland, they have also played live shows in the US and Europe.

Visiting NZ for the first time, Marble Sheep will be bringing their special blend of merry and energetic live performances to the YOT Club next Thursday 19th January so don’t miss out!

This Friday 11th at the YOT Club will also see the return of the Julian Temple Band. Once described as “like the loudest blues band in the world whispering,” this will be another live performance that shouldn’t be missed!

For more info on upcoming gigs check out the YOT Club Facebook page:

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