It’s a much needed wet and rainy day here in San Francisco, but BWANi, formerly known as BWANi Junction, whisk me away to an incandescent world of joyous indie pop on Tokyo Talk. The Scottish band brings waves of raunchy disco warmth on the cheeky song, which is partly inspired by the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto and the J-pop scene of the early 90s. Tokyo Talk is actually a massive re-working of a track BWANi released several years ago, and the further development of the band’s unique sound quickly brings back fond memories of my short visit to the festive Roppongi and Shibuya districts in Japan.

Tokyo Talk is a charming indie dance jam that boasts an irresistible chorus, shamisen-style guitars, quirky lyrics, and the best flurry of cowbells ever. According to lead singer Rory Fairweather, the lyrics are “about that point in the night when everyone and everything is going wild around you, but you’re completely oblivious to it because you’re talking to just one person, like they’re the only one who exists”. 

The vivaciously teasing thriller is sure to enrapture the ears of those who also love the balmy glitz of Friendly Fires. It only follows that some booty shaking is highly recommended. The new single is already receiving two radio plays in the UK this weekend, both on Amazing Radio, one of them with Jim Gellatly. Tokyo Talk will officially be released on May 4th. BWANi reports that a third album is currently taking shape, and Tokyo Talk is a delicious hint of what’s to come.

Signs As Panic! at The Disco Songs

Aries: Nine in The Afternoon

Taurus: New Perspective 

Gemini: Hurricane

Cancer: The Calender

Leo: I Write Sins Not Tragedies 

Virgo: The Green Gentleman

Libra: Nicotine 

Scorpio: Time to Dance

Sagittarius: Ready to Go

Capricorn: This is Gospel

Aquarius: Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off

Pieces: But its Better if You Do