tricot is a Japanese all-female alternative rock band formed in Kyoto, Japan, in September 2010. By 2014 and 2015, their music had spread to the rest of Asia, Europe and North America.
The band develops an unusual and distinctive sound that consists of pop harmonization and emotional vocals over complex rhythms.
tricot have been garnering attention from all around the world, and in 2014 and 2015, they toured Asia and Europe twice, supported Pixies in the UK and toured North America. In March 2016, their third European tour included 21 shows in 12 countries with a lot of sold-out dates. Their highly anticipated new album will be released via Topshelf Records in May.
Motoko "Motifour" Kida
Hiromi "Hirohiro" Sagane
"Call it math-pop, technical sugar-pop, J-punk, jazzy post-rock — whatever it is, the Kyoto-based Tricot makes sophisticated music that's as sweet and bubbly as soda."
"3 shows Tricot at their proggiest and most punkish, now fully sounding like a version of At the Drive-In that had never split up and kept pushing post-hardcore to its limits."
"[DeDeDe] is a dizzying triumph of Alanis-like vocals and generous drums."
"Bright, sunny, and full of twists and turns, leaping between styles at a moment’s notice, it’s a completely engrossing ride."
"A gleaming three-and-a-half minutes that bends and bursts and delivers a thrilling sense of brightness that will have you clamouring for the repeat button."
-GoldFlakePaint (on "DeDeDe")
"The language barrier is no match for Ikkyu Nakajima’s emotive vocals, which go to soaring heights at the song’s close."
-Stereogum (on "DeDeDe")
"... the nonstop time-signature shifts and torrid playing that animate their tricky pop is the work of a band in its own lane."
"Since forming Tricot (pronounced “tree-ko,” a French word for a type of knitting) in 2010, they’ve drawn on a wide variety of rock scenes—slow-burning American post-rock, bustling Fukuoka’s frantic indie-rock—to create guitar-centric songs that constantly pivot in new directions."
"Tricot’s music is characterised by the frenetic math rock rhythms that underpin Ikkyu’s vocals, which flip from sprightly to a sprawling rage on a knife’s edge. Fans of Battles, Speedy Ortiz, Zach Hill’s pre-Death Grips band Hella, and proto-emos Don Caballero should find plenty to like here."