Esprit D’Air Announce Two UK Shows

London-Based J-Rock Group Esprit D’Air to Perform in London and Manchester

Esprit D'Air
Esprit D’Air

Esprit D’Air have recently returned from their successful mini tour in Paris and London celebrating the release of their highly-anticipated single, Rebirth in December. They are now back to hit the stage again with two exciting UK shows.

The London-based band will be headlining at the O2 Academy2 Islington, London on Friday 31 March, and supporting doom pop/rock band Courtesans at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester on Saturday 1 April.

Esprit D’Air fans can look forward to hearing new songs from their upcoming album, due to be out in 2017. Tickets for the shows can be purchased here.

Esprit D'Air - Rebirth
‘Rebirth’ is now out worldwide on iTunes and Google Play, and is the band’s first release in four years. Esprit D’Air reformed six months ago after a three year hiatus, leaving guitarist Kai to take on the role of the vocalist.
Upcoming Shows

31 March – O2 Academy2 Islington, London (Get Tickets)
1 April – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (Get Tickets)

Links to Esprit D’Air

Official Website


Having reformed in June 2016, Esprit D’Air are an electronic Japanese rock and space metal band based in London. The band is now comprised of Kai (vocals and guitar), Ellis (bass) and Daishi (drums). Their sound is unique and fresh, bringing together hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos. The band have received critical acclaim from their charismatic live shows in various countries, and their song ‘Shizuku’ was the first song in the J-rock genre to appear on the video game Rock Band 3.

Esprit D’Air recently made a successful appearance at the main stage of UK’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, Hyper Japan at Olympia, London. 2016 also saw Esprit D’Air headline a charity concert organised by Peko Peko in aid for the five year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake—raising £1,100 for English and music lessons at Aoba Gakuen, an orphanage in Fukushima.

The band are not seeking a major record label, but instead have a strong DIY ethos, and aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, producing everything themselves. Consequently they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio and create the artwork themselves.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!