This compilation brings together a bunch of bands that have played London's Kobayashi Nights clubnight in its 1st year. Most of the tracks have never been released before.
"Given the strength of this compilation you get the impression that a second edition next year isn’t an impossibility. In fact it feels like this could be the start of something great, something to look forward to each year, like the original NOW albums when I was a kid. With a little digging and perseverance each band could very well become your new favourite obsession. And isn’t that what you want from a club night?"
– 8/10, Drowned In Sound
"If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes into the true world of the DIY underground but didn’t know where to start then ‘Kobayashi Nights I – Intergalactic Champions’ is the perfect launch pad.
This record is a beautiful patchwork quilt of some of London’s finest unsung travelling minstrels and wouldn’t it be brilliant if someone from every city up and down the UK took a leaf out Kobayashi Nights' indie comic book and did the same? The revolution would be graphic novelized."
– 8/10, Louder Than War
"featuring new music from some of our favourite fixtures on the London DIY-scene, as well as plenty of people we’ve never heard of but like an awful lot. Outsider Riot-Pop heroes, The Ethical Debating Society, offer the typically ferocious Paywall, GOLDBLOOMS channel their inner Los Campesinos! on Hellomire, while the new to us Megaflora shine on the jittering, Joanna Gruesome like noise-pop of Anxious. Elsewhere there’s further intriguing offerings from the likes of electro-poppers Mega Emotion, the meanderingly epic Mardemarmo and the joyous jangle of Just Blankets"
– For The Rabbits