Formed in August 2010, BADDHIST is a rock trio, mainly working out of Tokyo, Japan. The band’s mainly rock sound, is infused with a funk and pop edge. BADDHIST are bassist Tomotsugu Nagamatsu, drummer Takuma Koyama, and Toru Matsura on vocals and guitar.
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 […]
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 […]
ЯOCKTRON (ロクトロン) met working as studio session musicians, but didn’t mark the day they actually became a band. Siting influences from the likes of Super Butter Dog, Dorlis, The Band Apart and Radwimps – ЯOCKTRON is a rock band featuiring a mix of quality funk and blues with a satisfying groove. ЯOCKTRON members are Daisuke […]
Inspired by jazz and funk, Fabbit’s sound is a refreshingly honest coalescence of pop and innovation. Their music and vocals present a diverse sonic palette, yet is always anchored by assured and evocative song-craft. Formed in 2008, this Tokyo, Japan based three piece are Chikiko (vocals), Ryuuki (bass) and Yosshii (drums).
Lar (guitar) Vin (bass) Mick (drums) Adebisi Shank are a three Piece rock trio based in Wexford, Ireland. The band has toured Europe and Japan extensively and are on three different labels worldwide; Richter Collective, Big Scary Monsters and Parabolica Records. Adebisi Shank’s reputation lies firmly within the experimental post-hardcore tradition, as the band utilize […]
Tamacowolds is a jam band blending electric blues, smooth funk, and psychedelic rock into a hip-indie groove. The members of the band are Takashi Nishiike (guitar, vocals), Osamu Toba (guitar, engineer), Kaoru Kohno (bass), Yuki Nakahara (drums, chorus), Yuko Takahashi (percussion), and Tomoaki Sato (keyboards, vocals).
5’nizza is an acoustic duet from Ukraine formed in 2000 by two friends Sergey Babkin (guitar, vocal, bitboxing, vocal percussion) and Andrey Zaporozhets aka “Sun” (vocal). With only one acoustic guitar and two voices the band made a break throw on Russian rock scene. They took part in big festivals and hundreds of people before […]
RADWIMPS (ラッドウィンプス) are: Yojiro Noda – vocal, guitar Akira Kuwahara – guitar & chorus Yusuke Takeda – bass & chorus Satoshi Yamaguchi – drums & chorus RADWIMPS is the Yokohama based eccentric modern rock quartet with funk influences and rap vocal sometimes. At the present time, RADWIMPS is a one of the most popular rock […]
With fiery technical brilliance and breathtaking musical interpretation, Neil Zaza has defined himself as the instrumental guitarist with an unparalleled ability to combine solid, catchy songwriting with a keen melodic sense and technical fury. From his virtuoso rock solos, to laying a funk groove, to demonstrating his classical prowess by performing Bach and Mozart compositions, […]
Ego Malfunction is everything the band’s name suggests: delivering the Anglo-Balkan pulse of modern and eclectic funk-rock-soul while creating a unique vibration of sound; malfunking. Ego Malfunction consists of Sasha (vocal), RR (guitar), Thierno Diallo (bass) and Mirsi (drums). Taking a new soul revolution to heart — I talked to Ego Malfunction’s guitarist Robert about […]
This French duo are high octane rock and roll with a dashes of blues, shavings of funk, and healthy portions of soul to create what can only be described as a good punch in the face. The Inspector Cluzo is Phil (Drums and back vocals) and Malcom (Guitar and lead vocals).
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 […]
Adebisi Shank’s ethos lies firmly within the experimental post-hardcore tradition, as the band utilize varying degrees of dissonance and irregular rhythms to reflect a web of influences that ranges from metal, post-punk, blues and funk, producing a sound that is both accessible and disquieting. Adebisi Shank are Vin (Bass), Lar (Guitar) and Mick (Drums).
Preach Jacobs blends Neo-Soul and Funk-inspired Hip Hop that’s reminiscent of the classic sounds of the Native Tongues era. His EP, >Maple St. Sessions, with London-based producer Denz, has garnered critical acclaim in both the print and digital music media.
Ego Malfunction is everything the band’s name suggests: delivering the Anglo-Balkan pulse of modern and eclectic funk-rock-soul while creating a unique vibration of sound – malfunking. Ego Malfunction consists of Sasha (vocal), RR (guitar), Thierno Diallo (bass) and Mirsi (drums).
members: Corey Glover (vocals) Doug Wimbish (Bass, Vocals) Will Calhoun (Drums, Vocals) Vernon Reid (Guitar, Vocals) Not gone, and definitely not forgotten. Living Colour is a hard rock group formed in New York city in 1984. They signed to Epic Records in 1987, and released their first album Vivid in 1988. Stylistically their music is […]
Ground breaking rock, funk, metal, virtuoso band Living Colour returns to Japan for the first time in 17 years. Living Colour, winner of 2 Grammy awards, an MTV Music Video Award and countless accolades as one of the most influential bands of the last 25 years will play 8 shows in Japan from May 21 […]
members: Eli Taylor (Vocal) Kenta Hayashi (Guitar) U-Kay- (Bass) Josh Vore (Drums) Four Minutes Til Midnight started like most bands do, in a garage between a couple of friends wanting to express themselves through music. The project which initially started with vocalist Eli Taylor and bassist Jonathan Green began to blossom in 2004, when the […]
Formed in June 2005, the musical tastes of Humans oul’s members are as diverse as the backgrounds they come from. While drawing on those influences of rock, funk, jazz, blues, reggae and pop Humans oul produces a pleasing and fresh pop-rock sound. The members of Humans oul are Kentaro Kudo [Vocal], Akitoshi Takai [Guitar], Masato […]
Babamania’s post-rock sound is as diverse as the vocal stylings of lead vocalists Genki and Mari, often taking the group from funk, to trance, to punk, in less time than it takes to say Babamania. Babamania members are Daigo [Drums], Yujin [Guitar], Genki [Vocal] and Mari [Vocal].