Formed in July 2007, this five-piece is inspired by The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Hollies, and The Byrds. 99RadioService (pronounced nine-nine-radio-service and not nintey-nine) takes those rock influences refining them and creating a modern pop experience. 99RadioService are Ko-hey (Vocals, Guitar), Ko-ta (Guitar, Chorus), Katsu (Bass), Ne-gi (Drums), Go-i (Keyboard).
This foursome blends 4-on-the-floor dance rock, punk, guitar pop, jazz and fusion into a futuristic fresh sound that attacks like a tsunami. In 2009, former band “REAL” changed their name to Keytalk — members are Yuu Nakatomo (vocal, guitar), Yagi Yuuki (drum), Ono Takemasa (guitar) and Sudou Yoshikatsu (bass, chorus).
Formed in January 2006, リサ＝オフリー (LISA=OFFREE) take post-rock’s grandeur amplifying it to garage-rock excess, creating an unpredictable, accessible, groovy pop-rock concoction that seems a lot like post-rock-meets-pop. リサ＝オフリー (LISA=OFFREE) members are frontman Nakajima Naoto, guitarist Kubo Taishi, bass player Fujinami Daisuke and drummer Yamanaka Tadasi.
If you pulled the wings off Symphony X’s technical heights and chained Melissa Auf Der Maur to a mike somewhere in Toronto, Ontario Canada, then you would have created the molten metal Zombie Rock band Crooked Valentine. Fronted by wild woman Lindsay Valentine, Doc Harlot on Bass, Schlossenator on guitar and Lady Machete on drums, […]
The Valentine are a melodic punk rock four-piece from Tokyo, Japan. The band’s fusion of punk rock with pop music elements could be described as a “Ellegarden” influence. The Valentine members are Muramatsu Toshihiko (vocal, guitar), Nakamura Kajin (bass, chorus), Bikomo Ken (guitar, chorus) and Kawashima Yusuke (drums, chorus).
Korean alternative rock band Broken Valentine have been around under various names for about ten years. But, it wasn’t till May 2012, that the band released their first full-length album, Shade. Broken Valentine members are Kim Ansu (guitar), Kim “Van” Kyung Min (vocals), Byun Sunghwan (bass), Byun Geehwan (guitar), Lee “Koopa” Sung San (drums).
Goodmorning Valentine is an indie folk rock band from Cleveland, OH USA. Their influences are an eclectic mix of music from the last four decades; from Motown and 60’s rock and pop, to late 70’s songwriters such as Tom Waits. Released on 2013.02.09: The group’s latest effort “Hey Washington” finds frontman Joey Beltram straying away […]
Electric Valentine is a songwriting/production team and live electronic pop act from Southern California. Based in Huntington Beach, CA, USA; Grammy-award winning producer Chris Qualls, teams up with Broadway singer Lauren Baird and guitarist songwriter Eric Straube, to make beautiful independent electropop music together.
OringChains is Vietnamese band based in Hanoi. Defining their music as space rock — The group’s splendid guitar and atmospheric keyboard solos can be heard in all their compositions. OringChains play great classic hard rock with a modern and emotional sound, that will penetrate into your heart. This promising band released their first EP “UP […]
Pi-tan’s 【皮蛋】 alternative-rock sound takes catchy melodies and rock elements, blending these influences, and creating a unique and fun rock indie-style. Pi-tan are drummer Ancha, bassist Bunpei, guitarist and vocalist Tomohiro.
20 GUILDERS were formed in 2007, as an acid rock Duo by Suzuki Junzo a former member of Overhang Party and current member of Nasca Car (and numerous other projects), and Tabata Mitsuru perhaps best-known for his role as a founding member of The Boredoms in 1986, and current projects Zeni Geva and Acid Mothers […]
49 Morphines (49몰핀즈) is the first screamo band from Korea and consists of members who are professional traditional Korean musicians. The band’s dark sound with beautiful and harmonic melodies, mixes with anguished vocals making their music deep and atmospheric. Often people compare them with another well known Japanese band envy. 49 Morphines >are Seong Si-Yeong (vocal), […]
Avant-garde 2L8 is post punk, pop, rock, hardcore, post rock and at the same time nothing like that — 2L8 is the project of K the Clown and a team of collaborators and musicians based in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. Their music is rewarding, challenging and lurches deftly between emotional intimacy, ambition and uncompromising experimentation.
Jeepta is an emo-rock foursome; Who’s alternative sound has drawn a lot of attention from critics and fans alike. Jeepta recently released their second album 花鏡 (Hana Kyo) on 2013.01.09. The band is comprised of Ishi Taku (vocals, guitar), Choro (guitar), Ogasawara Taigo (drums) and Sato Hiroyuki (bass).
Junky Waltz’s music has revived the spirit of the great acts of ’70s hard rock Black Sabbath & Motorhead — While, channeling it into a fresh and modern Junky Waltz style. Formed in Gifu, Japan, the band’s motto displayed proudly on their splash page is: Drink Beer, Fuck Fear since 2001. Junky Waltz members are: […]
Rare is it to find modern music that pinpoints the middle ground between a respect for past greats and a boldness to pave tomorrow. Citing influences from Dave Brubeck to Ben Folds to Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to John Mayer — The Reign of Kindo are Joseph Secchiaroli (vocals, guitar), Mike Carroll (guitar), Kelly Sciandra […]
Formed in 2011, ジラフポット (Giraffe Pot) plays guitar driven emotional lyrical rock with a hard alternative edge. ジラフポット (Giraffe Pot) released their 1st mini album Blue Shelter on 2012.10.20 — Band members are Harada-san (Drums), Nakano Daisuke (Guitar, Vocal) and Cho Seki (Bass).
Formed in Osaka, Japan while the members were still in high school. Kana-Boon is an indie rock and dance-punk four-piece that cites such influences as Asian Kung-Fu Generation to AKB48. Kana-Boon is: Taniguchi Maguro (Vocals, Guitar), Koga Hayabusato (Guitar), Ida Yuba (Bass) and Koizumi Takahiro (Drums).
Named after the 1960 pre-GS (Group Sounds) instrumental surf based movement “eleki” — But that is where Eleki the band’s comparison stops. This three piece’s sound is classic indie-pop with warm melodies, magical hooks, and lyrics filled with hope. Eleki members are Takahashi Daisuke (guitar, vocal), Miyazaki (guitar), Takuya Matsuura (drums) and support H. Takagi […]
Formed in 1996, Jointpop are not what most people would expect from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Breaking the Calypso, Reggae and Soca mold, Jointpop combine influences from late 70’s London with their own brand of infectious rock n’ roll. Jointpop are Gary Hector (vocals, guitars), Damon Homer (guitars), Dion Camacho (drums), Jerome Girdharrie […]
Ar (アル) is a four piece formed in 2003, their music runs the gambit of electronica, rock and folk. Ar (アル) members are Atsushi Kubo (Vocal), Yoshitaka Fujimoto (Bass), Murakami Fumitaka (Drums) and Tsubasa Ohta (Guitar). I would suggest you listen to their sampler, before you try anything else.
秘密基地 (Himitsukichis) are a four piece pop driven rock band from Japan. The band’s pop influences are tinged with a punk edge and rockin’ guitar solos. 秘密基地 (Himitsukichis) members are FTW (vocal, guitar), Macchi (guitar), Rida (bass, chorus) and Hiroshin (drums).
Influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s, シックハック’s (Shikkuhakku) alternative Britpop is an enjoyable edgy rock-pop listening experience. シックハック (Shikkuhakku) members are Yuichi (Guitar, vocal), Hikari (Guitar), Taka Hiro (Bass) and Mi Yu (Drums).