Subsisting on an easy to remember ethos, ‘it’s all about the music’, Chiyoda-Ku deservedly avoid the pitfalls that their slightly clichéd tagline has waiting for them.
Their debut EP ‘Bread and Circuses’ is one that exudes a passion to create, the level of musicianship reaching an irritable level considering the age of guitarist Charlie Barnes and drummer Toby Green. The constant tempo changes and effortless staccato pace form an audible juxtaposition to the more sombre sections where the band exhibit a sensitivity to melody before descending once more into a frenzy. Fifteen-minutes later and all I hear are the resounding words of Gore Vidal, “Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little” – in a good way though.
Stream ‘Bread and Circuses’ right here: