Formed a little over a year ago — Incept. (with a dot) takes heavy metal rock’s formula of clean vocals and gutteral growls incompassing them in sweeping guitar and an alternative pop edge. Their music is available for download at soundcloud.
Ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” — Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Toure (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. Best known in the West for his work with Ry Cooder (ranked […]
Begun in 2001, and playing electronic dubstep music — GOTH-TRAD is the solo project of Japanese musician Takeaki Maruyama. In 2004, He has opened for THE MARS VOLTA. Recently GOTH-TRAD‘s releases have become more frequent, while Maruyama has expanded his live performances/tours to many countries in Europe and Asia.
Ultra Bide’s avant-garde rock-psych-tinged punk vision has been spinning out of control since 1978. Based in New York in the late 80s and signed to Alternative Tentacles — Ultra Bide have been working out of Kyoto since 2003. This power-trio featuring twin basses and no guitar is made up of members Hide (Bass, Vocal), Chimaki […]
Henrytennis are an instrumental sextet from Tokyo who describe their music as a new wave of progressive rock. Henrytennis are Yoshihito Okumura (Guitar), Yoshinari Kishida (Drums), Takeshi Horikoshi (Bass), Akihiko Ando (Saxophone), Toshiaki Sudoh (Instruments), Manabu Yoshizawa (Glockenspiel) and Koji Ueno (Nordlead2).
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 […]
oh chentaku is post-hardcore, post-punk band from Malaysia. The band was formed in 2007, by three childhood friends; Adib plays the drum, Naem on bass, and frontman Myo. After the release of their first single “Polaroid” their popularity grew. Recently the band released two full albums and a CD with their unreleased singles. Oh chentaku […]
Exploring the harder side of rock. The Jerry combine pounding rhythms and drivin’ guitar riffs, with the tortured vocals of Yuta Osanai, taking the band’s sound into a darker dimension. The Jerry are releasing their second mini album Drain Dry, in July. Samples of the band’s music can be heard at their site. The Jerry […]
Up-Tight is three piece psych group. Their dark sound, melancholic ballads in combination with noisy guitar riffs immerse you in atmosphere of chaos, emptiness and deep darkness. They music is like an unpredictable ocean, now you wallow in the calm waves, but few minutes ago ocean becomes like an angry beast trying to swallow up […]
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 […]
Hyogen (表現) sound is an exploration of a pop band from it’s darkest most primitive depths. This alternative, acoustic folk pop band will take you where you never thought you would go, and be happy to ask for more. Members: Mayu Gonto (vocals, accordion), Kimiya Sato (vocals, violin), Kuya Sonoda (bass),and Baku Furukawa (vocals, guitar).
Scattering Walrus is a band from St. Niklaas, Belgium. The band started by two friends and music lovers – Ben Maes and Maarten Buytaert. In the beginning there was no clear intention to made a band it was all about listening to music, “jamming” and having fun. The guys were making sweet indie-pop, easy to […]
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 […]
The threesome known as Usotsuki Barbie [嘘つきバービー] was formed in Nagasaki, Japan, in 2002. Literally “Lying Barbie,” but this band’s form of in-your-face rock’n’roll is anything but a lie and always true. Usotsuki Barbie members are Yuusuke Iwashita (Bass, Vocal), Shigeru Toyoda (Drums) and Kazuya Chifu (Guitar).
“Magic Shadows was born in the late summer of 2010, arising from a bubbling cesspool of cheap beer and lysergic acid somewhere in the depths of Hamilton, Canada.” Reads the band’s self description. Noise-punks Magic Shadows blend a sharp, loud mixture of garage rock, punk and shoegaze for a head-splitting dark onslaught, almost like you’re […]
Formed out of the ashes of Death Valley, The Raw Nerves are a soul loving-garage rocking four-piece from Auckland City, New Zealand. The group play fast party music with doo-wop elements executed with garage punk panache. The Raw Nerves are Alex (bass, vocals), Rob (drums, vocals), Dave (guitar) and Rory (guitar, vocals).
In the vein of Blankey Jet City – 11 Still Birth’s rough vocals and unapologetic rock is instantly unsettling and catchy garage punk that immediately gets under your skin. 11 Still Birth members are Jutani Shumigaku (Vocal. Guitar), Kanoryou Shinsuke (Guitar), Nakayama Masayukai (Bass) and Tomitayuki Shinsuke (Drums).
ТОЛ (TOL in English) is experimental band from Ukraine. They became one of the brightest band on the ukranian underground scene attracting people attention by their strong social lyrics in Russian and Ukrainian that reflect most problems of modern society and high quality sound. Band was formed in 2003 as alternative nu metal band, […]
Power pop denotes songs with Beatle’sque harmonies, catchy guitar hooks and emotional lyrics. While Fabled Number is no exception to this rule; Power pop heroes walk among us stamping their music with an electronic beat, and branding it with their frontman’s distinct vocal style. Fabled Number are N’Eita (guitar, vocal), CHii Lulupucchi (percussion, Keyboard), N’Taichi […]
The Tallest Man On Earth is the moniker of Kristian Mattson – Swedish singer-songwriter. Before starting his solo career in 2006, he was playing guitar in Swedish indie band Montezumas. His music is based in folk and blues sound with English lyrics. During his career Kristian released two EPs and three full-length albums, his latest […]
From The Outside is an electronic rock music project from Brazil. Actually it’s a solo-project by young and purposeful Rafael Veiga, who’s writing and recording all music. In his music you can find post-rock and ambient influences, and also some experimental tunes and light breezing of trance and IDM music. Powerful meeting of rock and […]
The Muddy River Nightmare Band is a thing that no man nor beast should speak lightly. The horror. One minute they’re spooky in a ’50s sci-fi way; the next minute they’re barrel-assing through your hastily – assembled road blocks with, “Come on girl and back that big rig up, my love’s as big as a […]
With sound a stripped-down sound that is both explosive and angry – RANGSTEEN are a hard-rocking trio from Tokyo, Japan. The band released their 2nd album “Roll” in 2011. With the entire crew taking vocal credit; RANGSTEEN are guitarist/frontman Koji, bass player Maru and drummer Mattu.