With funky rhythms and solid beats interpreted by rich and soulful female vox — The Dawn is a four-piece taking rock-sensibilities in their own new direction. Formed in March 2008, The Dawn are Harumi Saito (Vocals), Seiya Kurauchi (Guitar), Ryota Ogasawara (Bass) and Minakawa (Drums).
オワリカラ (Owarikara) members are drummer Kawano Kenta, bass player Tuda Fumihiko, keyboardist Kameda Taku, with guitarist Takahashi Hyouri on vocals. Heavily influenced by the psychedelic music of the 1960s, this neo-psychedelia 4 piece take exotic instrumentation and complex song structures, delivering blues-based rockin’soul music.
Receiving her first guitar as a birthday present, in junior high 保刈あかね (Akane Hokari) dreamed of being a singer/songwriter. At the end of her second year of high school she was performing live in front of the Yokohama station. Influenced by such artists as Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Carole King, Silje Nergaard, Yamazaki […]
members: Brian Fallon (vocals, guitar) Alex Levine (bass) Benny Horowitz (drums) Alex Rosamilia (guitar) The Gaslight Anthem have been around since 2005, and in that short amount of time they’ve become one of rock music’s most celebrated acts, spurring a cultist fan base with their original and heartfelt soul-inflected punk. Featuring the songwriting skills of […]
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 […]
Championed by multiple artists, Francis and the Lights make a compelling case for the return of Blue Eyed Soul. More accurately though, they are a Rock and Roll band, whose leader, Francis Farewell Starlite, writes Pop songs that make him want to dance. After two widely circulated EPs, a buzzed about music video that leaped […]
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: Kenji “KNG” Okada (guitar) Kyoko Okada (vocal) Daisuke Joe Motohashi (drums) “Hamber” Yamazaki (saxophone) Mariko Sekine (keyboards) Koji Ichikawa (bass) Influenced by Soul, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Reggae — Plastic Soul Band is rhythm and blues personified. Enhanced by the band’s vocal harmonies the sultry vocals of front woman Kyoko, Plastic Soul Band’s rockin’ […]
It’s not often you hear a band, that you wish their first release was already available. Stray Hounds’ rhythm and beat based alternative Rock & Soul music is that band. Stray Hounds are Blake Ratliffe (guitar, vocals), Jesse Morning (bass), Nicholas Vulcano (drums) and Dylan Dawkins.