Masakichi // In Short

Masakichi

Combining the expansiveness of post-rock and shoegaze with fuzzed up indie rock structures and dance-orientated grooves, London’s Masakichi have crafted a sublime soundscape across their new mini-album Hummingbird. With such an intricate and layered sound there’s something new to enjoy on each listen of the six original tracks appearing on their debut release. Tonight they celebrate by playing The Lexington, with label mates Alma supporting, we got to know the band a little better, asking Reuben Gotto some prying questions.

Buy Tickets to tonights show here.

If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
Post-rock with choruses

My favourite film ever is…
It’s a toss up between Shawshank Redemption and Minions

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Bruce Dickinson, about ten minutes before playing guitar for him on radio 1, playing a song I’d never played before. It sounded about as good as you’d expect.

The best venue I’ve played so far is…
In terms of high scores, probably filling in on bass for Foals at River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires. In terms of fun, there’s a venue called Gimle in Denmark which is run by the people who put on Roskilde Festival, and they bring you trays of weird Scandinavian shots between songs. It’s the best venue in the world.

The song I hate the most is…
That one that sounds like baa baa black sheep by Gotye

The Worst Job I’ve ever had is…
Tour managing Towers of London. Embarrassed even writing that.

If I was in a tribute band it would be a….
We’d do drone versions of Beatles songs. People would hate it.

My Favourite word is…
Kookaburra, apparently that was the first word I ever said, which probably puts me on a potential serial killers list somewhere.

If I had a super power I’d want it to be….
I’d quite like to be able to put tape delay on everything I hear.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Pompeii, Pink Floyd style.

I think you should listen to…
I’ve had Everything Everything’s album on repeat this summer. Absolute genius, and some of his lyrics are next level.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
I’ve pretty much ticked all the ‘classic’ bands off my list, but in terms of newer bands, I’m excited to finally see Chelsea Wolfe next month.

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Live: The Lexington – September 23rd

Buy: Masakichi – Hummingbird