“Anchorsong has fast earned himself a reputation as an incredibly innovative and exhilarating live act”
Anchorsong has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many people have described as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas”, as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience. While he mainly performs solo, he frequently augments this setup with a string quartet, for a truly spellbinding show.
Having put out three successful EPs in Japan, all of which were released as double packs containing a CD and a live DVD, Anchorsong’s international debut, “The Lost & Found EP” was released on 28th March 2011 on his own label, Case Study.
In November 2011, his highly anticipated debut album, ‘Chapters’ was released worldwide on Tru Thoughts Recordings. It received the likes of tastemakers including Huw Stephens, John Kennedy (XFM), Oneman and Laurent Garnier. The 1st single “Plum Rain” became an instant classic and stayed in Top 40 of The Hype Machine for a week. He kept himself busy touring in 2012 including the appearance on SonarSound Tokyo’12, Outlook Festival and Boiler Room.
After spending 2 years in Japan to focus on producing, “Mawa EP” was released on 18th August 2014 on BBE. It was a dance oriented record inspired by 70’s african music and received the likes of Gilles Peterson, Karizma, Osunlade, Craig Smith etc.His second LP “Ceremonial” was released on 29th Jan 2016 on Tru Thoughts. Blending traditional and modern music with a richly textured tapestry of outward-looking sounds, the record won supports from tastemakers like Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Steve Lamacq etc. The tracks from the album including “Expo”, which was playlisted on BBC 6music, received frequent radio airplays on major radio stations across the world including KCRW (USA) and Triple J (Australia). “Ceremonial” was selected #5 on BBC 6music’s album of the year in 2016.
“Anchorsong is absolute fire”
Giles Peterson (BBC 6 Music)
“What a beautiful record that is”
Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)
“Absolutely fantastic album”
Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music)
“A warm, rhythmic, and uplifting album”
“Incredibly innovative live act”
“His live performace is truly ground breaking”