My 6-year-old daughter Eva played The Girl and pulled it off brilliantly. The police came over a couple of times to find out what was going on, but nothing serious transpired,” says Vladimiir Komarov. “Michael Shatravka made an invaluable contribution to this video with his skills and enthusiasm, while Sasha Nochin worked some magic, taking hours of different video footage and creating a story from all of this. Also great great great thanks to my beautiful Eva – she is the real star of this video.
The two producers – Vladimir Komarov and Atsuo Matsumoto – have put their minds, hearts and talents together to weave together this collection of 11 tracks, which has received loud praise by James Atkin of EMF fame, among others.
The Dayoffs is a rock duo with an elastic, transparent and multilayered sound and catchy riffs and hooks due to some solid pop sensibilities. The band’s debut offering is sure to please fans of Teenage Fanclub, The Boo Radleys, Ash, Ultra Vivid Scene, and PUNK TV, which Dayoffs’ own Vladimir Komarov himself had founded.
Vladimir Komarov is a musician, sound producer, DJ, and journalist and otherwise known as a pioneer of Russian shoegaze and indietronica. While his Russian music projects Hot Zex and Punk TV became staples of the nascent Russian indie rock scene, they were also well-received abroad. Atsuo Matsumoto is a Japanese musician and sound engineer and, apart from The Dayoffs, he is a member of Andy Chase’s Camera2 band.
“It took us more than two years to complete this 30-minute record as we are perfectionists. Every time I listen to it, I have nothing Id like to add. This means that it is off the table and I’m very excited to know that our next record will follow different direction”.
Vocals on ”What’s that strange noise again?’ by Eva V. Komarov
Photos by Paul Takeuchi