Portray Heads

Synthpop, darkwave and minimal wave band from Matsuyama City, Japan.
Portray Heads was formed by Tohru Tomita in 1984 with Mikiharu Doi and Ayumi Tokunaga. They recorded several songs and two of them were released as a 7'' flexi single called Elaborate Dummy in May 1985. Ayumi Tokunaga soon left the band after the released and the band needed to look for another vocalist. They eventually found Yumi Ochi who was the perfect fit with a powerful deep voice, and she soon joined the band. The trio then recorded Oratorio in april 1986 and it was self-released both as a 7'' and as a cassette december 1986.
The band had trouble playing live because the city they were based in was a conservative city when it came to music. They rarely had the chance to ever play live and the band soon broke up after.



MW074, BLR-015 Portray Heads - Portray Heads album art Portray Heads Portray Heads (Comp) Minimal Wave, Bitter Lake Recordings MW074, BLR-015 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0007 Portray Heads - Elaborate Dummy album art Portray Heads Elaborate Dummy(Flexi, 7") Kageroh Record 0007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
LLF-001 Portray Heads - Oratorio album art Portray Heads Oratorio (EP) Label Land 4th LLF-001 Japan 1986 Sell This Version