It’s odd how it takes some bands a few albums to really refine their sound where other groups have their sound ready made from the start. EXIT STATE fall into the latter category with a modern rock style that is equally influenced by bands like FOO FIGHTERS and NICKELBACK, but also occasionally shows a harder edge that both of those bands lack.
If I were to write up this review for a Japanese website, there would be no need to do any history or back ground on Tomoyasu Hotei. With millions of record sales under his belt, famous does not explain his stature in his home country. Contrast that to what may well be the smallest show he has performed in years with just a few hundred present at The Lexington in London. You may ask why someone would leave all of that behind and his response is certainly a worth one. He says; In Japan, my career can only go down right now. In the UK, my career can only go up.”