Formed in Sapporo in 2016, CARTHIEFSCHOOL are Tomoya Murosaki (guitar, vocals), Genki Tsusaka (bass) and Yudai Takasago (drums). The trio have emerged from the city’s thriving underground scene alongside bands like Nango and The Hatch.
The band’s frantic, red-hot live performances have won over audiences both in their hometown and nationally. Inspired by bands like Pixies and fellow countrymen 54-71, their self-titled debut album captures the trio’s razor-sharp post-punk attack at full tilt.
"An angular, abrasive post-punk journey...like a really aggressive version of Q And Not U or Smart Went Crazy" - Razorcake
"CARTHIEFSCHOOL delivers a unique blend of jazz, math rock, and screaming post-hardcore on their debut LP...the shift from jazz fusion to raging hardcore is awesome" - Maximum Rocknroll
"Striking and original" - Big Takeover