members: Sasaki Kentaro Bass, Vocals Shimooka Akira Guitar, Vocals Saito Syuichiro Drums, Vocals The rock trio Analogfish consists of one drum kit, one guitar, and one bass. What they lack in physical stage presence is more than made up in their instrumental talents and three part vocals. Though Kentaro Sasaki’s voice is predominant. Akira Shimooka’s […]
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 on November 4th, 2001, by founding members vocalist Suda Takushi, bass player Kinoshita Tsukasa, drummer Yoshiki Watanabe and guitarist Endo — アカツキ （Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK) is a punk band that rarely deviates long from their chosen genre – post-punk. Like a high-speed collision between an indie-rock hipster and pop-punk idol, Akatuki morphs into a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Described as AGGRESSIVE discotheque; “it’s like they took a bazillion bands and meshed them together” – 0.8秒と衝撃。 (0.8Syooogeki) is an eclectic indie duo from Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2008, with members Tadaomi Toyama (vocals, guitar) and J.M. (vocals) 0.8秒と衝撃。’s unique vision draws in the listener with an in-your-face creativity that makes fans of even […]
Emotional lyrics and soulful singing, combine with strong indie rock grooves, giving way to driving guitar and maturing into an ambient sound-scape – Clemency’s sound is accessible with a strong emphasis on catchy choruses and feel great melodies. Brothers Jason and Paul Watkins, natives of Yukon, Oklahoma, have been making music together since high school. […]
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 […]
31 Knots was formed in 1997 in Chicago by Joe Haege (vocal), Jay Winebrenner (bass). In 1998 the first drummer was replaced by Joe Kelly and the band moved to Portland, Oregon. In 2000 came out their first self-released album Climax/Anticlimax. After this release the band got their first contract with the label 54°40′ or […]
Tanuki Project (ザ・狸プロジェクト) is an electro art-rock visual band founded by Legyl (machines, bass, art direction) and Nady (voice, synth, production), including New York drummer David Duclos, video director Etienne Tallard and VJ BlindMan. Tanuki Project’s name is influenced by the manga Pompoko, the members being huge fans of Japanese culture.
Wearing their hearts in their lyrics the trans-national hardcore rockers Pettybone take aim at targets all across society. “Pettybone is the voice of the voiceless. Pettybone is the voice of the oppressed…” reads the lyrics to the song “Pettybone” on the band’s blog. This manifesto is a call to arms, a call for change, enlightenment, […]
urema is a new-comer band on the Japanese alternative indie scene. They released their 1st single a short time ago, at the beginning of August. urema’s debut has attracted a lot of attention and a new mini-album will be released on November 2nd! If you like light and melodic alternative rock music with shoegaze influences […]
“The Sound Of The Revolt.” Wearing their hearts in their lyrics – These trans-national hardcore rockers PettyBone take aim on targets all across society. With rhythmic bass, scalding guitars, and warlike drums all wrapped up in vocals tinged with indie one moment and pure hardcore rage in the next heartbeat. PettyBone members are Ivona (Czech […]
八十八ヶ所巡礼 (88kasyo Junrei) is the quintessential definition of indie, taking progressive rock and giving it their own twist on genres – creating a style that is inventive, fresh and hard rock to the core. 八十八ヶ所巡礼 are guitarist Katsuya Shimizu, drummer KENZO, bass player and vocalist Māgaretto Hiroshi.
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).
Often served up with a touch of groove Hunting Pigeons‘ is a straightforward indie rock four-piece from Kobe, Japan. Along with bass player and former bandmate Kuniaki Kakusei (25m Floater), guitarist Noriaki Takagi, and drummer Kozo Nakamura (X-Discos, Overcoats) — Hunting Pigeons is the latest offering from former 25m Floater frontman Isseki Shirai.
Starting back in 1999 The Cherry Cokes$ have attracted an audience in Japan with their unique sound; a drunken Irish punk incorporating banjo, mandolin and tin whistle. Their first album, “Beer my Friends”, brought them to national attention in the indies scene with airplay of their music video on MTV and SpaceShower TV. Now you […]
ズクナシ (Zukunasi) rocks with rockin’ soul and funky blues! Having been strongly influenced by African American music, ズクナシ’s music is a blend of 60’s to 70’s R&B, soul, and gospel.If Janis Joplin, or Aretha Franklin were Japanese – Zukunasi’s Emi might be their sister, and more than just soul sister. Formed in 2002, this all […]
Now a duo, this former 3 piece mix light rock with a touch of jazz. The quiet beauty of Anatakikou melodies and vocals will draw you in ever so innocently, and then demand you sit up and take notice of the band that created them. Anatakikou are Fujii Toshimitsu (Drums, Vocal) and Matsuura Masaki (Vocal, […]
Junk Riot is a four-piece garage-indie-experimental band from Tallinn, Estonia. Their sound is built on high-pitched vocals and heavy usage of pitch-shifting and delay effects on guitar. Junk Riot’s line-up contains singer-guitarist Vadim Vadim Ivanov, lead guitarist Viktor Pavlov, bassist Julian Zainullin and drummer Kirill Nikiforov.