Sakurai started life in October 2001 from the remains of popular local band Ordium and one of the founder members of Hooker (now on Purr Records)
Brought together by a passion for exciting music and collective influences including, Glassjaw, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, jeff Buckley, Soundgarden, Snot, RATM, Led Zeppelin, far, faith No More Tool. Refused
From the minute they stepped into rehearsals something new and original was beginning to take shape and after six months of intense rehearsals
Sakurai showcased their material to a packed Roadhouse in april 2002 and were recived so well the crowd wouldnt let them go until they played an encore.
3 years later and Sakurai are going from strength to strength with over 50 shows under their belt and having shared stages with heavyweights such as.
Sikth, Martin Grech, My deaf Audio, Djevera, Inerta Rise, Opiate, Number One Son, Beecher, The Suffrajets, Cyrus, I def I, Dilutral just goes to show how sakurai can firmly fit into the big league.
The band have also received countless praise from reviewers and alike.
"not really sounding like anyone I can really put my finger on, A good taster for the interestingly named Sakurai" Raw Nerve promotions
"Extreme Rock, pure Controlled energy" Inaudible Magazine
A rather heavy and uncompromising Soundgarden influenced pounding from Manchester, not bad. "Org - Music"
"this band have something really special going here and creating music like this is sure to make them go far" Alt UK
"if this is their new direction, you can count me in" Inaudible Magazine.
Sakurai are currently due to venture back into the recording studio and are making plans to invade every venue in the uk and beyond support slot with Evenflowerskill, Midasuno, Vert will follow in the coming months.
so in the words of Sakurai "WE KNOW THE PLAN BUT NOTHINGS WRITTEN"
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