Japanese rockers release a 6 tracks EP plus a DVD featuring the music video for ‘Hitori butai’.
The promising Japanese rock band Xanvala has just released their first EP titled Gayoku no Maku. Since the formation of the band in 2020, Xanvala has proved to be worthy contender with their fresh and energetic essence as showcased through the songs presented on this EP. The promotional track, ‘Hitori butai’, stands out with catchy riffs and a vibrant rhythm combined with the emotional voice of singer Tatsumi.
In contrast to the ferociously loud single ‘Janome’ that came out in January, Xanvala presents a brighter sound for this work. On the other hand, tracks like ‘Ratchet’ or ‘Tragedy wa Gitaisuru’ are proof that their aggressive side is still present.
Prior to this release, the music video for ‘Dare ga tame no koufukuron’ (from the singles compilation Roku Jyuusou) was unleashed in March for the delight of fans of their earlier songs. The band also announced a new limited single, ‘Bamby’, that will be available to purchase only at concerts.
Xanvala has been forced to slow down the pace due to the outbreak of the pandemic, but they are still aiming to reach more areas in Japan as far as the circumstances allow, and of course, hoping to tour internationally in the near future as well. For the time being, the band will be doing a Japanese one-man tour in August that includes Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Sendai.