QUJAKU are a Japanese psychedelic band formed in 2013 and based in Shizuoka, Japan. Their music is described as “gothic dark shoegaze”, bringing to mind the likes of The Horrors, but with hints of Scandinavian post rock a la Sigur Ros, noise rock and psychedelia.

Formerly known as The Piqnic, the band followed their debut album ZyouK with an EP titled Keiren, the first release under the Qujaku umbrella.

“A solitary rumble of sonic discordance, metronomic instrumentation and, at each climax, something akin to a hyperactive wig-out, in effect creating something dark and challenging and yet still curiously joyous.” – Artrocker

For fans of Damo Suzuki, the Stooges, Bauhaus.

Qujaku Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Keiren’ below: