Soldier Garage

Tusk Festival Sage Gateshead 2016

Migiwa Shimizu makes his first trip to the UK from Tokyo with just his fractured, delicate vocal delivery and conversely seismic guitar eruptions and we confidently expect that’ll be enough for him to produce a sound that shakes the very foundations of Sage’s Hall Two.

In the words of David Keenan, when Soldier Garage plays, he will “pulverise six electric strings with alla the dunting ferocity of a Jutok Kaneko/Kousokuya before ripping desolate/fractured Crazy Horse-isms from a pair of fists. Later tracks explode into life with the kind of cacophonic guitar noise of early-Fushitsusha before floating all the way out on Suishou No Fune-styled acid balladry.”