Artist: Tokyo Eye
Reviews: Vindictive 7"
Ah, the punk-rock 7". Such a quaint relic of a bygone era. Same goes for the Born Against t-shirt worn by the band member on the front cover. Not that punk can't still be vital and important (I'll always love Born Against and support the DIY scene), but as they openly acknowledge with the song "Heard it all before", they aren't really doing anything new. Thankfully that's not the sole qualifier for good music because we'd be screwed. So if you're feeling nostalgic for grrl-punk such as Huggy Bear, check these kids out. It's not mindblowing, but I think it's good to hear that the spirit of that time lives on.
- Avi Roig
Dusted doesn't really care for the Tokyo Eye 7": http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/407 (scroll to the bottom)
While I agree with the basic premise of his argument, I don't think the result is even remotely as horrible as he suggests.
On Saturday, August 6 the "Modul Modal" radio program on Radio Orange in Wien, Austria will be broadcasting a special one-hour program on Swedish music entitled "De Svenskarna kommer!". The program will be in German, but the playlist lineup includes a great assortment of up-and-coming indie artists such as All of My Brother's Girlfriends, Firefox AK, The Je Ne Sais Quoi, Ninja Massacre, Tokyo Eye and Torpedo. The program airs live at 3pm local time and can be streamed here, but I do believe that host Janis Meißner will try to post a recording somewhere after the fact. More info on the program here: http://orange.or.at/programs/modul_modal/