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Tokyo Rock Machine - EP Review: Batteries Not Included

06 Jan 2016 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Tokyo Rock Machine are a three-piece London-based, Kiwi band with straight up and down good old Rock n Roll. This is their first EP, Batteries Not Included.

It’s Infectious and catchy with crunchy riffs and feel good lyrics, there a lot to like about Tokyo Rock Machine. The four track EP appeals to virtually anyone who loves good riffs with some edge. Toe tapping, head nodding and great Rock in a nutshell.

Vocalist, Kevi Metal has a simple but consistent style that compliments each track, nothing aggressive, nor completely soft. It has edge and lots of melody with plenty of future potential. Tokyo Rock Machine is definitely a band to keep your eye on in 2016.


About Tokyo Rock Machine

The Tokyo Rock Machine destroys then creates. With little respect for the rules of hard rock angular guitar lines collide with primeval beats and leave the listener exhausted - reeling from a sonic one-two of punk attitude and anthemic, raging choruses. Something twisted and dirty, something cathartic and beautiful. Gritty tales set fifteen minutes into the future drawn from personal experiences of living and struggling for survival on the mean streets of the London underbelly.

Based in London, Tokyo Rock Machine features two New Zealanders - Kevi Metal (vocals/bass) and Waka (drums) and Londoner Sam Halen (guitar). Kevi and Waka met in the early hours of a Munich nightclub, introduced by a mutual friend. Together they jammed through the bitter London winter of 2014 and slowly sharpened a set of rough, angry punk songs into things of shiny rock and roll beauty. Recording sessions with legendary engineer Paul Matthews of I Am Giant followed. Now joined by Sam on guitar, Tokyo Rock Machine are roaring out of West London slaying audiences with their live show and unique take on Rock.

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New Ink
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Batteries Not Included
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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