Gaijin Smash – Five Questions With

Gaijin Smash

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Gaijin Smash unveils video for their single, “Headache”

Toronto, ON-based dance-punk trio, Gaijin Smash have recently released their new single, “Headache.”

Directed by Sam Harding and produced by Brynn Rhude, the music video for “Headache” drops hints surrounding the band’s relationship with their poltergeist overlord TV drummer, and their new savior drummer Ryan Macdonald.

Watch the video for “Headache” below, and find out more about Gaijin Smash via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We’re Gaijin Smash, a Toronto-based dance-punk trio with lyrics in Japanese and English. Mai is from Kyoto while Conor and Ryan are from Ottawa.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

We recently released our official music video for “Headache”. Directed by Sam Harding and produced by Brynn Rhude, the music video drops hints surrounding the band’s relationship with our poltergeist overlord TV drummer, and our new savior drummer Ryan. Check it out! https://youtu.be/e_dgpFZaHlg

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

We’re pretty heavily inspired by 70’s punk, 80’s hardcore, and 90’s pop. We’ve also been told that we sound like “Death From Above 1979 meets Le Tigre”.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

We’re currently taking a break from shows as we produce our next batch of singles.

What’s your goal for 2022?

Our plan is to finish recording our next six singles and release them over the course of a year. Looking forward to sharing them with you!

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