A garage-fused fuzzy belter, ‘Spit It Out’ addresses the idea of battling societal norms, especially those prescribed by the strict Japanese culture the band grew up in.
Regarding the single frontman Nobuki Akiyama says, “'Spit It Out' stands for the idea of saying whatever you want. In Japan, so many people have started to be more conservative over these past few years. Talking about politics and sexuality and these kinds of things is sometimes offensive to Japanese society, so people try to be quiet but it's really stressful for everyone. These lyrics are based on that: to say what you want to say if you think it's important.”
Produced by Rory Attwell (Test Icicles, The Vaccines, Palma Violets), the song provides a generous dose of irresistible indie, laced with a touch of Beach Boys surf and the nonchalant shoegaze of DIIV.
‘Spit It Out’ finds DYGL on a different tip to the swaggering lead single ‘A Paper Dream’, both providing a tantalising taste of what the brand new album Songs Of Innocence & Experience has to offer.
Regarding the choice of the album title frontman Nobuki Akiyama says, “The album title is quoted by the title of the poetry book by William Blake 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' because I felt some connection between his work and my lyrics.
“The songs on this album are a personal questioning and contradiction in this life or world, rather than presenting a specific answer. Maybe it's about coming of age; maybe it's more than that. It's quite related to personal feelings.”
Songs Of Innocence & Experience follows from the band’s Albert Hammond Jr produced debut album Say Goodbye To Memory Den in 2017. The record was quick to make DYGL the hottest indie names in Tokyo, while also sparking UK praise from the likes of NME, Clash and more.
Songs Of Innocence & Experience finds DYGL venturing much deeper both musically and lyrically than found on their first record, showing a vastly greater depth to their songwriting prowess. Songs Of Innocence & Experience further cements DYGL as Tokyo’s hottest indie exports
The band will celebrate the release of the album in the UK with a headline show at The Lexington, London on July 4th tickets are available from 9am Friday May 17th via SeeTickets.
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