Coming across like the deformed offspring of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant and Bungee Jump Festival, The Swiss Porno are an interesting proposition. Raspy vocals, clean guitar work and hooks aplenty, it’s easy to fall under their charms. It is a bit puzzling then that they are still relative unknowns after over six years of playing […]
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Elder statesmen of the japanese electro scene, having been together since 1994, Nasca Car combine quirky retro samples with spacey futuristic electronic elements to create a whimsical, eccentric yet somehow strangely nostalgic sound. They possess a certain crossover appeal, appealing to fans not usually taken with this style of music. Imagine if you can, a […]
Since 2009, members are UTO (bass, vocals), AZAKAMI (guitar), HIRA (drums) and SHIMIZU (per+pad). With members who proclaim their interests to include ‘Observation Of UFO’ and ‘The Care Of Children’ you know Accidents In Too Large Field aren’t your typical band. Musically they plow a similar sonic furrow to bands like yolz in the sky […]
Formed in Osaka in 1993, to date ジャカランタン (Jack-O-Lantern) have only released two albums – obviously never ones to rush things! The three piece comprises of Taki Toyoji (Guitar & Vocals), Shimura Kazuhiro (Drums) and Miya Kazutaka (Bass). Their sound combines elements of garage and straight forward rock’n’roll into an addictive whole which can probably […]
Pitched somewhere between the more shoegaze oriented songs of cult indie band dip (who they unsurprisingly cite as an influence) and the alternative pop stylings of bands like nekurapop. Currently unsigned but with several promising demo’s under their belt, this Tokyo based three piece defy easy classification.