From the hipper side of Shimokitazawa (下北沢) – The Volstead bring their “Rock’n’ Roll resurrection’ kicking and swinging to a new generation of fans. The group’s rocking take on Swing Rock n’ Roll make The Volstead a favorite to both hipsters and listeners alike. Band members are drummer Yusuke Nakanishi, guitarist Kubota, bass player Takami(…)
Turtle Island (この世讃歌) is an orchestrational musical experience of yet unheard of rebellious Japanese Tribal Punk and traditional Ohayashi Matsuri (Japanese Carnival) Music. Mingled with elements of Ska, Rock, Reggae and World Music — Turtle Island’s sound is a conglomeration of genres and instruments on stage varying from the standard equipment of drums, guitar, base(…)
Neko Nine is a band from Yaroslavl, Russia. It was started as one-man project in 2009 by Seva Shaposhnikov. Focused on post-rock, post-metal and electronic atmospheric music this one-man band released “My stars” EP in 2010, and the album “Summer is you” in 2011. In December 2011 the project became a four piece band rereleasing “Summer is you”(…)
Not to be confused with the avant-folk duo by the same name — たゆたう。 (Tayutau. – period included), was formed in 2011. This young quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities, or perhaps a melody led vocal quartet with acoustic harmonies. たゆたう。(Tayutau.) members are Hiroaki Furukawa (vocals), Dot (guitar), Konsome(…)
Formed in October 2011, in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley Los Craters are a 60′s-tinged garage four piece playing a distinctly Southern California mix of coarse British Invasion and reverb-dominated surf. Available at bandcamp – The group released their first full length album Low Tide Lover through Lolipop Records on June 18, 2013. Los Craters(…)
Techno Break’s music is a journey that strips away everything punk showcasing Izumi’s hauntingly gruff voice dancing with dirty blues-rock riffs in a way that’s distinctive and starkly wholesome. Techno Break members are bassist Chomesan, drummer Betty and guitarist Izumi.
Entwined between impassioned lyrical emotions and melodic vocals, Santa Rita’s (Spain) turbulent rock ’n’ roll rebellion of guitars and driven beats run the gambit of grunge, progressive and postrock. A band of sisters brought together through music; Santa Rita are guitarist Natalia Brovedanni, vocalist Cecilia Díaz Betz, drummer Laura Oliveras and bassist Martha Wood. Available(…)
Formed in Gunma Prefecture in 2013, On Any Love! Is a hard rockin’pop power house. As an all female group, they stand out from other bands, turning many first-time listeners into hard-core fans. On Any Love! members are Hitomi (vocals), Sakura (guitar), Narumi (bass) and Ruri (drums).
Drop kicking their fans back into the early days of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Danger*Cakes’ self coined “Punk-infused R&B” has a sound that is both movingly familiar yet wildly different. “They swing like Cab Calloway and rock like Wanda Jackson. Throw in the soul of Sam Cooke with the firebrand energy of the Clash” This all-female(…)
This Tokyo based funky Rock n’ Roll trio plays with unbridled raw energy — Aburajoe’s catchy choruses, provogative and funny lyrics, are woven inside crunchy guitar and aggressive bass. The distinctive force behind Aburajoe’s music that’s undeniable; members Ryuuta (vocal, guitar), Gonta and (bass) Hitoshi (drums 2006).
Blending electronic music, rock beats and pop melodies; Bone Machine is a Japanese alternative rock power duo from Kyoto, Japan. Formed in 2007, by Yuya Nakamura on vocals, and guitar – In 2008 bassist Jiro Fujita joined and the lineup was complete. Bone Machine’s music is available at soundcloud, free downloads uploaded frequently.
With funky rhythms and solid beats interpreted by rich and soulful female vox — The Dawn is a four-piece taking rock-sensibilities in their own new direction. Formed in March 2008, The Dawn are Harumi Saito (Vocals), Seiya Kurauchi (Guitar), Ryota Ogasawara (Bass) and Minakawa (Drums).
Formed in August 2010, BADDHIST is a rock trio, mainly working out of Tokyo, Japan. The band’s mainly rock sound, is infused with a funk and pop edge. BADDHIST are bassist Tomotsugu Nagamatsu, drummer Takuma Koyama, and Toru Matsura on vocals and guitar.
Jambinai (잠비나이) is a three-peice band from South Korea. This unique post-rock & post-metal band has a very interesting sound due to using traditional Korean instruments in their melodies. They have really atmospheric, emotional and heavy sound that’s charming you through your ears. With winning the 2011 Hello Rookie Jury Prize Jambinai came up with(…)
The musicians, Aaron Kierbel and Safa Shokrai, Misha Khalikulov and Mario Alberto Silva, came from all over the world, converging in San Francisco USA to become the April Fishes with frontwoman Rupa Marya, the self-described “ringleader for the band of misfits” whose Hindustani roots settled in California. In their work together, musical languages converge from(…)
“In 80′s we trust!” From Toulouse, France — April Fools is a subjective melting pot of post-punk ’79, cold wave and new wave music. With the members of the band channeling the outrageous rock idols from the eighties, with arrogence, two bass players and no guitar. April Fools are; Lôvinyl (vocals), HooverBass (bass), CornerBoy (bass)(…)
The April Fish is a melodic groove-rock band from Tokyo, Japan — This four piece rock unit consists of vocalist Yuichiro Aoyagi, guitar player Toshiyuki Takahashi, bassist Narumi Kawabata and drummer Tetsuo Kishi. All the members of The April Fish were born in April; highlighting on this coincidence the band took its name from “Poisson(…)
Formed in 2009, April Fool is a pure punk five piece from Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The band recently released their 2nd demo, and were included on I Hate Smoke Records recent compilation album Dig Up the New Underground. Since 2012, April Fool’s current lineup includes Oyama Burori (Bass), Tanmachi Yuya (Guitar), Suzuki Hikari (Vocals), Kato(…)
Formed in 2002, Fooling April is a pop rock piano-driven quartet from Philadelphia, PA USA. Selected in 2007, to represent and launch American Idol Underground; the online version of the TV competition; landed the band on Fox TV and NBC TV in addition to various print campaigns. With their focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop seamlessly(…)
Formed in 2007, The Calendar of Happy Days’ original “catchy-pop” sound has a frosty texture – which has lead to an alternative rock band sound in recent years. Their music has a sense of impatience, yet quirky, with beautiful flowing melodies all at the same time. The Calendar of Happy Days are Masato Teramae (Vocal,(…)
Calling themselves Asianica Hard March Band, Asakusa Jinta is a hardcore marching brass band from Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan. Asakusa Jinta accordions, saxophones and trombones play lightning fast happy melodies while tubas, stand-up bass and drums bring the rythym home. Creating foot stamping dance music, steeped in Eastern European and Klezmer traditions. AJ members are(…)
Formed in 2010, Ailiph Doepa tongue in cheek live performances are delivered with a hard rock edge, and headbanging melodies. This stage band, makes their brand of metal effortless and fun, but their true gift is their unique arrangements and vocal interpretations in songs that will make you come back again and again. Ailiph Doepa(…)
Capture of the Sky is a band playing music with an interesting mixture of post-hardcore, screamo and post-rock. The band’s post-rock influences give their sound an atmospheric and harmonic mood. Formed in early 2010, in Tokyo, Japan, the group are working hard and have released three self-produced demo CDs. Two of them you can download(…)
Irish! Scottish! Japanese! Punk!! HAGGIS is a punk band with a unique voice – taking their sub-genre, mastering it, and spinning out an energy that is infectious and punk as f-ck! HAGGIS are Yumeho (Vocals, Bagpipe, Banjo), Hiroki (Mandolin, Vocals) , TAT$ULOW (Guitar, Chorus), Kouhei (Bass, Chorus) and YASU (Drums).