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”.
MOUSE ON THE KEYS is a jazzy instrumental trio from Tokyo, Japan. They consist of former members of Nine Days Wonder (a leading band of the Japanese post-rock scene) – Akira Kawasaki (drum, keyboards) and Atsushi Kiyota (piano, keyboards) – along with Daisuke Niitome (piano, keyboards), who has played drums and composed music for jazz-funk/hiphop […]
PeopleJam is a Japanese band from Tokyo. They play a mixture of dance rock, jazz, funk and soul. PeopleJam started in 2005, as a live session band. In 2006 and 2009, they took part in a free-style dance rock music event called “JAMSTAND!” in Tokyo and Yokohama. From their formation the band has released two […]
With the following flights of fancy, Icon Girl Pistols intrigued me and fanned me from the first listen. Icon Girl Pistols formed in March 2008, when retired porn star Shinnosuke Shirakura (gt/pf/vo) discovered Ken Fukuda (dr) tapping chopsticks on tin cans in the alleyways of Tokyo. They spent their time jamming and writing… Interesting.
Out of the disbandment of The Jerry Lee Phantom, THE BEACHES were formed in 2006. THE BEACHES’ sound is a genre-bending and eclectic-blending of Rock, Disco, New Wave, Reggae, Punk and Dance music. With each new release, THE BEACHES continue to polish their songs, while defying being pigeoned holed in their inspiration. Wanting to take […]
members: Takahiro (Guitar, Vocal) Kazuki (Guitar, Vocal) Hiro (Vocal) Eiji (Drums, vocal) Tomohiro (Bass, Vocal) Since forming 10 years ago over a mutual love for heavy music, this five-piece has been developing a unique, technically impressive sound that fuses myriad musical influences into something altogether new and indisputably their own.
Formed in 2002, Empty Black Box’s swing-esqe style finds their jazz groove in their latest single Foolish. Empty Black Box members are Yatz [Vocal], Gami [Bass], Ponch [Guitar], Atsushi [Drums], Kana [Keyboards], Aya [Tenor Saxophone], Sally [Tenor Trombone] and Shinya [Bass Trombone].