Since then, the five-piece have been plowing their own furrow, developing their soulful songcraft slightly to the left of the limelight. Their 2008 album, In the Music, boasted Carly Simon on backing vocals, and shows the band at a comfortable period in their life, with soul and traditional Scottish musical influences in evidence. Japan has always been a friendly port in a stormy career, leading to frequent tours here. The band has also developed a healthy sideline writing music for Japanese artists to hang their lyrics on.
Trashcan Sinatras play Tokyo's Club Quattro on March 1, 3 and 4. They play Osaka's Club Quattro on March 2. Jangly J-poppers Sunny Day Service will join them on all dates except for March 3, which is billed as an accoustic show. Biffy Clyro play Osaka's Club Quattro on Feb. 28. The band play Daikanyama Unit in Tokyo on March 1.