smallgang

smallgang formed through kinship and bookshops. Comprising of brothers Simon and Toshi Kobayashi and their friend Matt Atkins.
Smallgang also provide the axis for a network of bands in which Simon, Toshi and Matt also play, including Slowgun, Crumbling Ghost, Splintered Man, Passerines and Russell and the Wolf Choir.

They have toured with Shonen Knife & Bored Spies and supported the likes of Dick Dale, Bitch Magnet, Scrawl, Shannon Wright, Versus, Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina.

The band released san (三) June 2nd. Order here

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RECENT PRESS

NME  ““Second full-length effort ‘san’ pinballs between Pavement, Wire and The Strokes, with a roll-call of special guests including Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine, Shonen Knife’s Ritsuko Taneda and sometime My Bloody Valentine member Jen Macro”
Popmatters 7/10 “The main discriminant between a bluff and the worthwhile is quality, and smallgang have plenty of it.”
Louder Than War 8/10 “Put it on and just lose yourself in their sound”

They may be based in London but Damnably may as well have signed a group from Mars.  The record moves forward at its own pace but doesn’t stop, it’s one for the moments that you are struggling to care, for the times that life makes no sense. It’s a very modern record and as such deserves a listen. – See more at: http://louderthanwar.com/smallgang-sans-album-review/#sthash.6rsS85Po.dpuf
It’s a very modern record and as such deserves a listen. – See more at: http://louderthanwar.com/smallgang-sans-album-review/#sthash.6rsS85Po.dpuf
It’s a very modern record and as such deserves a listen. – See more at: http://louderthanwar.com/smallgang-sans-album-review/#sthash.6rsS85Po
Americana UK 7/10 “They vary the noise quotient, from extreme on the title track to just darn pretty on ‘Cards’. So there’s variety, textures, tunes, noise and pretty much what I look for when I want to get lost.”

Collective-Zine   “This is a really good album”
MuzikaliaA mirror , Dust  (with female vocals ) and Cards are possibly the best and most passionate moments of an album in collaborating Ritsuko Taneda Shonen Knife and Jen Macro, My Bloody Valentine ”
Sodapop (IT)
Slowthrills Best Albums of June 2014
Overblown ‘Song Of The Day’ (Cards) “Like Ian Curtis Fronting An Alt Rock Band”
‘San’ was streamed for 2 weeks at 3voor12 (Netherlands Zine)
God Is In The TV “A masterful record by a talented bunch who, in a kinder world, would be absolutely huge. One of the finest art-rock records you will hear this year.“
MusicOMH “undoubtedly one of the loudest, most inspiring bands around. Trespasses has given us a most delicate noise along with poetically mumbled lullabies, an inspiring combination.”
Drowned in Sound “ (Cockpit) stands tall next to any comparable offering from their contemporaries.”
The Line Of Best Fit “Nice grooves and even lovelier lyrics.”
Ally Gourlay, Leith FM “smallgang are brilliant”
Middle Boop Mag “an album of impressive musicianship, ambitious eclecticism, and plucky enthusiasm.”
Artrocker “Deceptively deadpan songs often mutate into noisy but controlled thrashing. (Cockpit) is a particularly fine tune.”
Time Out “Stylish art rockers“

SHOWS

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Past Shows
10 Oct 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
20 Sep 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Walthamstow, London Stow festival UK Tickets
05 Sep 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London New Cross Inn UK
26 Jul 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
16 Jul 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
02 May 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
18 Jan 2015 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
13 Nov 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The HIDEAWAY UK
08 Jun 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London Cafe Oto UK
18 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London Dingwalls UK
17 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms UK
16 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar UK
15 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach UK
14 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Bristol The Fleece UK
12 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Cluny Cluny UK
11 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Edinburgh Electric Circus UK
10 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Glasgow CCA UK
04 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Coventry The Tin And Arts UK
01 May 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Leeds Brudnell Social Club UK
30 Apr 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Manchester Ruby Lounge UK
19 Jan 2014 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Lexington UK
29 Dec 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
28 Oct 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
17 Aug 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
02 Jul 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
08 Jun 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Leicester Cookie Jar UK
07 Jun 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Coventry Taylor Johns UK
06 Jun 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
05 Jun 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Manchester Ruby Lounge UK
02 Jun 2013 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London Sebright Arms UK
16 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London Cargo UK
15 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Norwich Waterfront UK
14 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Belfast Black Box UK
13 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Dublin Whelans IR
12 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Cork Crane Lane Theatre IE
11 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Galway Roisin Duhb IR
10 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Bristol The Fleece UK
09 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Cardiff Bogiez UK
08 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Birmingham Glee Club UK
07 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Leicester The Musician UK
05 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Glasgow Oran Mor UK
04 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Newcastle Cluny UK
01 Oct 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London Cargo UK
28 Sep 2012 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London Charlie Wrights UK
08 Jul 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Southend-On-Sea The Railway UK
03 Jul 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in London The Windmill UK
02 Jul 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Brighton The Hope UK
30 Jun 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Manchester Fuel Cafe UK
28 Jun 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Glasgow Nice ‘N’ Sleazy UK
27 Jun 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Edinburgh Henry’s Cellar Bar UK
26 Jun 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Newcastle Head Of Steam UK
25 Jun 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Hull Adelphi Club UK
24 Jun 2011 http://www.damnably.com smallgang in Leicester Shakespeare’s Head UK