PC based sequencer, keys and sampler are the essence of Paraele Stripes and the vocal, bass and guitar are the spice of this electronica-meets-melodic pop duo. Named for the way they sound Paraele Stripes play spacey and delayed arpeggios over low-key and clean vocals. Citing Stevie Wonder as their hero, Atsushi (guitar/chorus) and Mars (vocal/bass/programing) […]
Described as sounding like “a blend of early Talking Heads and Meat Puppets,” Moools (モールス) were formed in 1997, in Tokyo Japan. Their unique combination of dynamic rhythm and diverse songwriting styles has found them a strong following. Moools (モールス) members are Yasuaki Sakai (Vocal/Guitar), Mitsuhiro Ariizumi (Bass), Masato Uchino (Drums/Chorus) and support Ryo Hamamoto […]
(plug)INSIDE-OUT is a 5-pieces band from Tokyo. Their music is mixture of alternative rock with electronic 90’s style tunes. Hard, fast and melodic. They just released their debut mini-album and waiting for your attention. Make sound louder, enjoy and dance. (plug)INSIDE-OUT are Kaoru – Vocal, usA – Guitar & Programming, Shotaro – Guitar, Shin – […]
The Bells of Nirvana was formed in the beginning of 2011 and simply is a husband-wife duo of Vitaly and Irina from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Musicians play mainly ethereal-oriented ambient with meditative influences. Slow, atmospheric and a little otherworldly sounds from cold and foggy nothern city.
オワリカラ (Owarikara) members are drummer Kawano Kenta, bass player Tuda Fumihiko, keyboardist Kameda Taku, with guitarist Takahashi Hyouri on vocals. Heavily influenced by the psychedelic music of the 1960s, this neo-psychedelia 4 piece take exotic instrumentation and complex song structures, delivering blues-based rockin’soul music.
繰彩 Kri-Sigh is rock duo from Tokyo. And when I met them near Shibuya station it wouldn’t be able to pass by them. Magic light space rock sound attracted attention right away. Unobtrusive melody was so mellifluous and it’s making you relax and just enjoy their music.
Do you like old good metal? Then you can try five-piece band from Tokyo named Dominate Over. Heavy metal guitar riffs with light thrash metal influences and dirty screaming vocal, hard 80’s style sound – this can describe their music in few words. Recommend for all metalheads.
Formed in 1996, Power Soul plays a cool mix of groove-oriented jazz and pop funk. This 8-piece band from Japan, consists of Kimmie (Vocals), Kuro (Bass), Iizuka Naoto (Guitar), Kikuchi “Bario” Takeshi (Baritone Saxaphone), Gotanda Yasushi (Trumpet), Kobayashi Minoru (Trombone), Shimizu Younosuke (Tenor Saxaphone) and Ohno Takashi (Drums). Power Soul’s compelling mix of funk and […]
Punk veterans Doinglife’s stripped-down, bare bones, do-it-yourself indie-punk style is a raw and untamed musical tour de force! “We will work to stop the fucking genocide and the fucking war,” reads the band’s homepage. Formed in 1996, in Tokyo, Japan, Doinglife members are frontman Kim, drummer Taka and bassist Masahiro.
Bringing a polished and chaotic approach to emo indie rock, Jimmyhat rocks with inventive instrumentation and impassioned vocals. Formed in 2005, Jimmyhat released their first full album Wanda Wanda Wanda in September 2011 (Troll Music) — Members are Suzuki Yousuke (bass), Takakura Atsushi (vocals, guitar), Komuro Masaki (drums) and Agou Fuyuki (guitar).
iambic² (or iambic) is amazing solo-project from England. Guy Andrews aka iambic is young talented musician and producer playing beautiful and atmospheric ambient music with post-rock and jazz influences. Started in 2007 he did already few releases, he took part in many European events and continue to win the audience.
A South Korean of Japanese birth Mototaka Koto is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has been known to be in 4 bands at the same time: Misty Blue (Rock), Sunrise Stone (Pop), Plastic Arrow (grunge) and United Soul Reunion (Rock, Funk, Blues). The later, the title of this recommendation. Taking inspiration from such artists […]
Formed in 1999, in Livorno, Italy, five-piece Tasters’ (formerly known as Taster’s Choice) music is melodiously memorable yet blisteringly powerful metalcore fused with violently emotional vocals and electronics. Tasters members are Daniele Nelli (Vocal), Tommy Antonini (Guitar), Luke Pezzini (Guitar), Fabrizio Pagni (Keyboard, Vocal) and Ale “Demonoid” Lera (Drums).
aozoa is alternative metal band with female vocalist from Japan. Band was formed by DaTURA’s ex-vocalist Cathy and now you can to continue enjoying her beautiful and recognizable voice in aozoa’s song. Their music is full of unique sound that you can find only in Japanese alternative music.
Okinawan folk music is often accompanied by the sanshin, and in the 80s musicians added a rock back beat creating a fusion of folk music with a modern sound. “Kina Shokichi (喜納昌吉), is to Okinawan music what Bob Marley was to reggae.” Kina is perhaps best known as the composer of “Subete no Hito no […]
“The new movement of Heavy Metal has arrived! This band is the next Deep Purple!” bassist Craig Gruber (Rainbow, Elf) said of Italian classic hard rocking Voodoo Highway; The band’s retro organ riffs, catchy guitar driven songs, solid rythym, and over-the-top-80s-esque vocals bring back that 70s rock vibe planting it squarely into the present. Voodoo […]
On August 5, 2011, Boy & Bear released their debut album Moonfire. This indie rock band from Sydney, Australia, describes its style as a “combination of drivey indie folk and choral harmonies.” Formed in 2009, Boy & Bear members are Dave Hosking (vocal, guitar), Jake Tarasenko (bass), Tim Hart (drums, vocal), Killian Gavin (vocal, guitar) […]
Drawing on everything from classic rock to Irish folk, Yokohama based エマニエルサンフラワー (The Emmanuelle Sunflower) are a punk-at-heart loud acoustic band! The band describes their musical inspiration as a journey to sample all that is good from each country,while creating a festival like atmosphere and celebrating the music in each live performance. エマニエルサンフラワー (The Emmanuelle […]
The Best Pessimist is a one-man project by Sergey Lunev, Ukraine. The project was formed in 2009 and had 4 releases. His music is a fusion of post-rock, ambient and electronica with strong piano lines. His music has an influence of such bands as The American Dollar, God Is An Astronaut, French Teen Idol and […]
Uneven Structure is French technical post-metal band with atmospheric and heavy sound. Some time ago band released their first full-album “Februus”. This conceptual album you can listen to take your breath: melodic and charming parts are changing by hard-sounded and emotional riffs. It’ s like a roller coaster, you’re falling down and going up at […]
Describing their sound as “quite danceable but with proper songs. Interesting yet energetic…[we like to] pick and choose from lots of different styles” — With That Knife draw from an eclectic range of influences grinding it up into a post punk and electronica mash up. With That Knife’s five piece line-up are Owen Barratt (guitar, […]
Back in 1985, The Deltones (an almost all female ska/reggae band from the UK) would have never guessed some 20 years after they disbanded and a world away, that they would inspire The OLDTONES of Japan, to take up the ska-punk revival and put a modern hip pop-rock spin on it. The Oldtones are a […]
Receiving her first guitar as a birthday present, in junior high 保刈あかね (Akane Hokari) dreamed of being a singer/songwriter. At the end of her second year of high school she was performing live in front of the Yokohama station. Influenced by such artists as Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Carole King, Silje Nergaard, Yamazaki […]
Khola Cosmica is a Japanese band with a deep and a little drowned sound of doom metal heritage. It’s a psychedelic stoner rock sound with penetrating and dark atmosphere of doom metal. If you like such bands as Church of Misery, Green Machine and Electric Wizard, then you can take a chance to hear another great […]