I found out that a band from Japan will be stopping in Ottawa on March 9, 2017 at Zaphod Beeblebrox.
The band is Mouse on the Keys and today they just released their EP called Out of Body.
Taken from Topshelf Records’ site:
A blend of minimal phrased piano and dynamic drumming. The pursuit of a live experience composed of visual and audio expression.
Formed in 2006, with elements of jazz, funk, post‐rock and electronic music, mouse on the keys fits into a genre of their own. The trio consists of two former members of the influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota.
They teamed up with Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums as well as composed music for countless jazz‐funk and hip hop bands.
Their unique sound, comprising two pianos, two keyboards and drums, continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene.
Listen to Out of Body.