Gesu No Kiwami Otome are a hip-hop/progressive rock fusion band consisting of four people, including Lead vocalist of the shoegaze group Indigo La End, Kawatani Enon aka MC.K. The band formed in 2012 and have released two mini-albums since then.
As far as raw talent goes, Gesu No Kiwami Otome simply oozes it; although you would never guess that these four would ever form a band let alone be in the same room with each other. In spite of that, they mesh together like finely oiled cogs of some sort of large jazzy robot mechanism. Anyway let me spare you the terrible metaphors and tell you about this most recent album “踊れないなら、ゲスになってしまえよ”.
After releasing this album December of last year, they announced that they would be signing to the major label “unBORDE” of Warner Music Japan (home of labelmates Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Capsule, Shinsei Kamattechan, Tofubeats, and many more).
”踊れないなら、ゲスになってしまえよ” is an 8 track mixture of progressive jazz rock, Enon switches from rapping to his more notable Indigo La End style of singing. ChanMARI is a class act keyboard/synth player, and displays her impressive classical piano skills in this MV for “Killer Ball”. Kyujitsu Kacho, bassist for Indigo La End, supplies funky riffs that will honestly get anyone dancing. Hona・Ikoka, drummer for the two piece minimalist emotional rock band Microcosm, keeps a steady straightforward beat.
ゲスな三角関係 is about being in a love triangle of sorts, and it’s my favorite track. ChanMARI’s ability to produce infectious piano riffs really shines here! Needless to say this is DEFINITELY a band to look out for in 2014.
Visit Gesu No Kiwami Otome’s Website HERE
Download 踊れないなら、ゲスになってしまえよ HERE
Support the artist and buy their first EP on iTUNES