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smallgangsmallgang formed a decade ago through kinship and bookshops. Comprising of Wickford born half-Japanese brothers Simon and Toshi Kobayashi and their friend Matt Atkins.

They have toured with Shonen Knife & Bored Spies and supported the likes of Dick Dale, Bitch Magnet, Scrawl, Shannon Wright, Versus, Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina.
The band released their second album “san (三)” last summer on Damnably Records. Smallgang also provide the axis for a network of bands in which Simon, Toshi and Matt also play, including Slowgun, Crumbling Ghost, Splintered Man, Passerines and Russell and the Wolf Choir.

NME said this: “Second full-length effort ‘san’ pinballs between Pavement, Wire and The Strokes, with a roll-call of special guests including Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine, Shonen Knife’s Ritsuko Taneda and sometime My Bloody Valentine member Jen Macro”

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