45 rpm: “Akira” – Mishima

Taking their name from the Japanese poet/author/playwright/actor/filmmaker, Waterloo/Toronto-based band Mishima announce themselves with a confident swagger on their debut single “Akira.” With its immediate and rushing chorus of “ain’t nobody gonna slow me down!” the track is a synth-driven funk-workout that moves like a freight train. Reminiscent of Afrika Bambaataa’s “Renegades of Funk,” “Akira” is a cool, cocky, 5 minute sexy dance party. Mishima will be playing at the El Mocambo in Toronto on August 12 with The Ascot Royals and Love Banshee.


About James Hrivnak
Child of commerce! Bastard of art!

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