Album review – Miyagi


Miyagi – ‘Electrosaurus’ (Slow Train Records)

Edinburgh five piece Miyagi are now onto their third album. Whilst it is stating the obvious to report that they are another bunch of Scots with a deep love of the music of West Coast America of the sixties and seventies, do not fall into the trap of assuming that they are mere copyists.

Because Miyagi definitely aren’t copyists. they respect their influences and are building upon them. So whilst there’s very nice harmonies, they also take in the influence of classic sixties soul and psychedelia. Perhaps on the first play I thought tracks like ‘Little Pink Dress’ were familiar, but there is something here that keeps pulling you back to play the album again. It may take a few listens, but it’s an album that’s defintely were spending time with, and getting to know. Believe me, you’ll want to.

It’s a warm album, and God knows the weather in scotland is such that we need that, even (!) in August. It’s fun -and it doens’t tax you. Think I’ll go and investigate those earlier albums now…


Electrosaurus is out now on Slow Train records

Miyagi – ‘Alaska.’ mp3

Miyagi’s website/Miyagi’s myspace