Funanori/LITE split CD, LITE tour

We’re delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a split CD from LITE and Funanori called “A Tiny Twofer”. The CD will feature three brand new songs each. Funanori is a new project from Kaori505 (The Go! Team, Yumi Yumi) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fiREHOSE, The Stooges). More details soon…

Meanwhile LITE have been added to this year’s Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and will return to Ireland & the UK for a string of dates in September.

Sept 5 – An Brog, Cork
Sept 6 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sept 7 – Baker Place, Limerick
Sept 8 – Ballroom of Romance, Dublin
Sept 9 – The Limelight, Belfast
Sept 11 – Custard Factory, Birmingham
Sept 13 – Arts Centre, Colchester
Sept 14 – The Hope, Brighton
Sept 15 – The Fly, London
Sept 18 – Royal Park Cellars, Leeds


Lots more press reviews added for “Filmlets” and “Mikabe”. The Z track “Mugen” is streaming at Paper Thin Walls. The band will play their first gig of 2007 after a long break in Tokyo on May 6th. Also check out a great Z article at New Noise. The Arm will play The King Edward Inn in Birmingham (formerly Chapter Eleven) on March 31st with Mills & Boon and have been added to the bill for the Wheaton Aston Music Festival on May 19th.


Shop updated! Check out The Silent Ballet’s review of “Filmlets”:

“…one of the most technical yet enjoyable instrumental math-rock albums in recent memory…Filmlets is a truly remarkable album”

New videos for “Human Gift” and “Gohyaku Manyen” are also now online. The Arm will be playing at British Wildlife’s Big Fat Weekend festival in Leeds next month. Other dates include shows with Trans Am and USA Is A Monster, more details on the schedule page.

New year news

LITE’s “Filmlets” and Z’s “Mikabe” albums will be available to order online directly from us on January 15th and should hit the shops during February via Cargo. LITE’s version of the Radiohead song “Everything In Its Right Place” was released on a tribute CD in Japan in November – hopefully this will see a release in Europe later this year. “I Miss Seeing All” was a featured track on Nokia’s Music Recommenders site during December – warning: site is Windows only! Thanks to Dave at Road Records.

LITE mini-album


The debut mini-album from LITE will be released on July 27th. The band will tour the UK & Ireland in September, their first shows outside Japan. Dates are:

Sep 3 – The Hope, Brighton
Sep 4 – Dublin Castle, London
Sep 5 – Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
Sep 8 – Boat Club, Limerick
Sep 9 – Ballroom of Romance at The Boom Boom Room, Dublin
Sep 12 – Bar Santiago Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sep 14 – Cricketer’s Arms, Sheffield