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Esprit D’Air Returns With New Lineup and Upcoming Shows

Esprit D’Air Returns with New Lineup and Upcoming Shows

Esprit D’Air

London-based Japanese space metal band Esprit D’Air have just announced their reunion today after their split in 2013, revealing a new line-up and three upcoming shows, including the main stage of the UK’s Biggest Japanese Culture Festival, HYPER JAPAN.

The new lineup consists of guitarist Kai (now vocalist), bassist Ellis and drummer Daishi. You can catch the band at the following shows in the UK:

16 July 2016 – HYPER JAPAN Festival, Olympia London
19 July 2016 – Underbelly Hoxton, London
3 September 2016 – De Montfort University, Leicester

About Esprit D’Air:
Reformed in 2016, Esprit D’Air are an electronic rock & space metal band based in London. The band is now comprised of Kai (vocals & guitar), Ellis (bass guitar) and Daishi (drums).

Their sound is unique and fresh in its ability to fuse hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos.

Esprit D’Air garnered a cult following with their charismatic performances reminiscent of a young X Japan, and a style that can only be described as: “Shibuya meets Sunset Strip”! They were the first Japanese-language band to appear on the videogame, Rock Band 3 for the Xbox 360.

Esprit D’Air’s transcultural appeal has allowed them to lyrically experiment with both Japanese and English songwriting and, as a result, provide rock fans with something new and different within the current live music scene.

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!