Tokyo Indie Band DYGL Brings Back 80s Rock Swag With “Let It Sway”

Produced by The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr and producer Gus Oberg

Photo: Courtesy of The Playground PR

DYGL (pronounced as “day glo”) produces a smooth retro sound that reminds you of the likes of The Smiths, The Cribs, and The Libertines. The Tokyo-based quartet’s latest video “Let It Sway” shows the four-piece jamming together in a vintage-quality film. The sound and atmosphere transports you back to the 80s where the raw instrumental touch and hazy visuals create simple, yet intimate atmosphere. Produced by The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr and The Strokes’ producer Gus Oberg, “Let It Sway” has the classy swag that calls out for back-to-basics approach:

In regards to the single the band shared, “Some things feel like a waste of time in the beginning, but it’s important to keep at it. You can’t rest when you want to make music. Never rest your hands!”

Comprised of Nobuki Akiyama (vocals/guitar), Kohei Kamoto (drums), Yotaro Kachi (bass), and Yosuke Shimonaka (guitar), DYGL formed back in 2012 while they were studying at Meiji Gakuin University. They released their first EP #1 back in 2015 and since then have toured across Asia including Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, and China. “Let It Sway” is from their record Don’t Know Where It Is, which was released back in May 4th, 2016. As of now, the quartet has more show dates coming up:

Asia 2018 tour

11/13 – Tsutaya O-East (Tokyo, Japan)

12/8 – Umeda club Quattro (Tokyo, Japan)

12/9 – Liquidroom (Tokyo, Japan)

Europe 2018 tour

11/28 – Birthdays (London, UK)

11/29 – The Hope & Ruin (Brighton, UK)