• New LP – 明 (Akira)

明 (Akira) – out now.

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Buy digital

Or buy limited edition Japanese obi physical CD (pictured)

No vinyl yet – might do a pressing in early next year.

Brisbane! Marvel! Fri Aug 4th

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明 Akira east coast dates

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More 明 Akira dates announced – busy August with some unique live performances and very special guests;

Brisbane – GOMA Up Late QAGOMA Fri 4th August
+ TOKO-TON taiko
Part of QAGOMA’s ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition
More info
Buy tix (includes gallery access)

Melbourne – Howler Fri 18th August
+ Toshi Sakamoto, Simona
Buy tix

Sydney – Oxford Arts Factory/LTR ON Sat 26th August
11:30pm LTR ON late show
Buy tix

Alt-soundtrack album 明 out July.

明 – new album out July

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Dark electronica meets massed taiko drums in this manga/anime inspired alternative soundtrack album. Physical and digital release, July 2017. We’ll be performing works from this album at GOMA in Brisbane (Friday, August 4th) and at Howler in Melbourne (Friday, Aug 18th) with live taiko drummers at both events.

GOMA 2017, Brisbane Aug 4th

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Heading to Brisbane on Friday, 4th August for a manga-inspired Taiko electronica fest at GOMA Up Late 2017.

As part of QAGOMA’s ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition over July and August, we’ll be performing our manga soundtrack live with help from our friends at tokotontaiko. GOMA up late also features performances Art vs Science, Habits, Olympia, Models and NO ZU.

Tix now available.

New EP ‘Empire States’

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An 11+ minute single because why not?

A-side Empire States
B-side Senses Wild.

Buy the EP here or via online stores and streaming services worldwide.

Released April 2, 2017.

Written and recorded by Black Cab. Final tracking at Red Door Studios, Melbourne by Woody Annison. Electronic and acoustic drums by Wes Holland. Mixed by Woody Annison and Black Cab. Mastered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering UK.

Akira, Sugarmountain and coming releases…

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A busy January for les Cab.

Next releases – a studio EP in March (with a 12 minute single no less), then the Akira alt-soundtrack recordings, and maybe a full Cab LP later in the year based on some new tracking we’re doing in march. That’s freakin’ hardcore for us.

First the sold-out Akira live soundtrack at the Astor was lots of fun, with Toshi on live Taiko and us messing about with live and sequenced sounds (pics thanks to HearMyEyes)

And then Sugarmountain 2017 at Melbourne’s VCA with GL Graeme on sticks given Wes poncing about in London (pics thanks to Slava)

AKIRA! Live anime alt-soundtrack

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Cab has been invited by the cool cats at HearMyEyes to compose and perform a live alternative soundtrack inspired by manga/anime classics such as Akira on Thursday, Jan 12th at the Astor Theatre Melbourne. A print of Akira will be shown will be the original Japanese dialogue version with the music soundtrack turned off. Joining us live will be Taiko drumming master Toshi Sakamoto (you can check his moves on the video below).

Expect massed Japanese drums and pulsing electronica. This will be huge fun.

Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1169726826396607
Tix – http://www.astortheatre.net.au/sessions/2017-01-12-1930

Sugar Mountain, Melbourne Jan 2017

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Cab are playing Sugar Mountain, Sat Jan 21st, 2017. Great line-up, great venue.
More info: http://sugarmountainfestival.com/
First run tix: http://sgrmtn.co/sm17_tickets/

Live in Sydney

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Cab are taking some time off to record some new works so this is a useful bookend to a series of live shows to May 2016. Complete May 14th Newtown Social Club, Sydney live set now available to stream or download. Thanks heaps to FBi Radio’s Harvey O’Sullivan (recording, mixing) and Andrew Edgson (mastering).