You sense that some kind of magic will happen when Koichi Yamanoha (aka Grimm Grimm) brings his alt-pop spells into the quirky comforts of the Rose Hill Tavern. Emerging from the embers of the incendiary noise-psych three-piece, Screaming Tea Party, Koichi has since focused on the melodic and reflective as a singer-songwriter with an intent to push the boundaries.
His first two LPs ‘Hazy Eyes Maybe’ and ‘Cliffhanger’ sparkle with surprises, inventively blending outsider-folk, psychedelia, jangling guitars and electronics within the songs. Think Syd Barrett, 70s Canterbury prog, A.R. Kane, early Devendra Banhart, C Duncan, Julie Byrne, even Beach House and you will begin to get the picture.
But really, the only way to experience the mesmerising music of Grimm Grimm is to sample it yourself. So venture out to the Rose Hill on February 7th for what promises to be a journey into a world of sounds that’s sometimes mystical and sometimes melancholy but never mundane.
The Rose Hill, Friday 7th February 2020
Tickets available here
Words by John Parry