“I am interested in blank spaces. I don’t like things too concrete. It chokes me up,” says singer, guitarist and composer Mai Mishio (見汐 麻衣) from Fukuoka.

It probably explains the sound of her new project, Manners, characterized by Mai’s cool vocals and experimental psychedelic vibe. The title of their new single, “Ango” (暗号), means “A Secret Code”.

The band’s other members are bassist Chiyo Kamekawa – previously in Yura Yura Teikoku, now in Keiji Haino’s group Fushitsusha – drummer Reisaburo Adachi who also plays sax, and Mitsuhisa Sakaguchi on keyboards.

Stream “Facies” EP on Spotify.

You can visit Manners on their official website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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