|Having reformed in June 2016, Esprit D’Air are an electronic Japanese rock and space metal band based in London. The band is now comprised of Kai (vocals and guitar), Ellis (bass) and Daishi (drums). Their sound is unique and fresh, bringing together hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos. The band have received critical acclaim from their charismatic live shows in various countries, and their song ‘Shizuku’ was the first song in the J-rock genre to appear on the video game Rock Band 3.
Esprit D’Air recently made a successful appearance at the main stage of UK’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, Hyper Japan at Olympia, London. 2016 also saw Esprit D’Air headline a charity concert organised by Peko Peko in aid for the five year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake—raising £1,100 for English and music lessons at Aoba Gakuen, an orphanage in Fukushima.
The band are not seeking a major record label, but instead have a strong DIY ethos, and aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, producing everything themselves. Consequently they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio and create the artwork themselves.