UNI

UNI

In 1996, Yasunori Matsuda “MACCHO” and Yasushi Yamazaki “OSHO” started up their new  music band named UNI. They used new musical conception in their songs with unique mixture of trance, techno and rock music. In the beginning of activity they participated various big and small outdoor festivals, rave-parties  all over Japan. They attracted the most(…)

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Lonesome Dove Woodrows (ロンサム・ダヴ・ウッドローズ)

Lonesome Dove Woodrows (ロンサム・ダヴ・ウッドローズ)

Playing full energy garage-punk, with style; Lonesome Dove Woodrows’ (ロンサム・ダヴ・ウッドローズ) garage roots have given way to a tighter more refined sound. Though that is true, make no mistake – Lonesome Dove Woodrows’ rough exterior, raw, lo-fi groove and popping beats, are all rock and roll. With a long succession of member changes Lonesome Dove Woodrows(…)

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Moools (モールス)

Moools (モールス)

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(…)

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Art-School

Art-School

It’s taken ten years for the rest of the world to catch up with the musical vision of the band Art-School, but then, even the band itself has meandered from that vision from time to time. Art-School’s melodies and indie-rock sound takes on the minimal feel of pop today, while seasoning it with just enough(…)

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繰彩 Kri-Sigh

繰彩 Kri-Sigh

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.

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Power Soul

Power Soul

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(…)

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Doinglife

Doinglife

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.

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GARI

GARI

GARI is a Japanese electro rock band, formed in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan. The band was formed as sessional unit with three members: Yutaka Dokko – Guitars, Naoki Fujimoto – Bass and Kei Kusakabe – Drums. Later, vocalist YOW-ROW joined. They debuted on the independent label Deadstocksandwich Records in 1999 with first maxi-single “BRAINSHOOTER”.

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Jimmyhat

Jimmyhat

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).

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iambic²

iambic²

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.

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United Soul Reunion

United Soul Reunion

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(…)

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Tasters

Tasters

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).

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aozoa

aozoa

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.

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Voodoo Highway

Voodoo Highway

“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(…)

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Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear

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)(…)

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