mouse on the keys


A blend of minimal phrased piano and dynamic drumming. The pursuit of a live experience composed of visual and audio expression. Formed in 2006, with elements of jazz, funk, post‐rock and electronic music, mouse on the keys fits into a genre of their own. The trio consists of two former members of the influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota. They teamed up with Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums as well as composed music for countless jazz‐funk and hip hop bands. Their unique sound includes two pianos, two keyboards and drums, and they continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene. Their genre-bending new album, Out of Body, is out now on Topshelf Records.


Akira Kawasaki
Atsushi Kiyota
Daisuke Niitome




"...blur that fine line between math rock and contemporary jazz."
-Echoes and Dust

Available mouse on the keys merch:

  • mouse on the keys - tres
    mouse on the keys
  • mouse on the keys - Out of Body
    mouse on the keys
    Out of Body
  • LITE / mouse on the keys - Split
    LITE / mouse on the keys
  • V/A - 2018 Label Sampler
    2018 Label Sampler