Furutori (written in Japanese as 奮酉) are a two-piece band made up of Maki Takada on guitar and Aisha Kawanishi on drums. The two met in high school and have been making music together for the past 7 years.
They make up for the omission of a bass by both singing, harmonizing and rapping as they jump in and out of different musical styles. There are hints of rock and bossa nova that are often wrapped together in synth packaging, creating catchy and sometimes infections melodies. And there’s a cute, slacker vibe to them that also adds to the allure.
The duo made their U.S. debut earlier this year at SXSW and are releasing their 2nd EP next month. We can’t wait to hear more from them!