Following the release of their new video ‘Guiding Light’, and ahead of their appearance at Camden Rocks Festival, London-based Japanese rock band Esprit D’Air have announced details of their eagerly awaited comeback album. ‘Constellations’ will be released on the 30th of June, the album can be pre-ordered digitally now on iTunes and Amazon or a physical copy can be ordered here.
Esprit D’Air reformed in June 2016 after a three year hiatus, with guitarist Kai taking on the role of the vocalist, Ellis on bass and Daishi on the drums. Their sound is unique and fresh, bringing together hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos.
3. Guiding Light
4. The Hunter
6. The Awakening
Don’t forget Esprit D’Air are appearing at Camden Rocks Festival next month. Tickets are on sale at £39.50 (subject to booking fee), and give fans access to all 250+ bands across 25 venues making up the festival. 2017 sees the Camden Rocks Festival line-up growing bigger than ever, with the likes of Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals and many more topping the 250-band-strong bill, with further acts still to be announced.
Tickets can be purchased via this link.
2016 saw Esprit D’Air make an appearance at the main stage of UK’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, Hyper Japan at Olympia, London as well as headlining a charity concert organised by Peko Peko in aid for the five year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake—raising £1,100 for English and music lessons at Aoba Gakuen, an orphanage in Fukushima. Following this Esprit D’Air launched their comeback single ‘Rebirth’, and ‘Guiding Light’ and performed numerous shows up and down the UK.
Esprit D’Air are not seeking a major record label, but instead have a strong DIY ethos, and aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, producing everything themselves. Consequently they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio and create the artwork themselves.
Kai: Vocals, Guitar & Programming
Ellis: Bass & Backing Vocals
Daishi: Drums & Programming