Arko Lemming aka Koresuke Arishima 有島コレスケ is an indie rock-pop singer-songwriter. He profusely started to publish his music in 2013 through Soundcloud. Arko can perform different styles effectively and deserves much more attention. Discography: 2018.6.8 release Satellite-2 1:恋する惑星 2: 03 song (オゾンソング) 3: At the colles 4: voyager. Recommended.

http://koresukearishima.tumblr.com/

 

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Sho Shibano シバノソウ is a precocious 18 year old indie pop-rock singer-songwriter from Tokyo. She made a local indie chart for 6 weeks as she is gaining in popularity. Sho Shibano has said she wants to do something interesting with her music and has full-filled her dream by refining her music and developing her own sound while converting new fans. Her current band is called in Shoshibano Band. Discography: 7th シングル シバノソウバンドの激情 1.本当はバンドが組みたかった 2.かたよったあい 3.非日常に生きる彼女 4.ちゃぷちゃぷらららん(ハービバノンノンズ カバー). Sho is worth listening to.

http://shibanoso.com/

https://lineblog.me/soshibano/

 

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Dramastore ドラマストア are an indie rock band based in Osaka area that started in 2014. They are gaining in popularity and have a busy performance schedule. The band is very cohesive and has a solid upbeat sound. Dramastore band members are: Vocal & Guitar 長谷川 海/Kai Hasegawa, Drums Chorus 松本 和也/Kazuya Matsumoto, Guitar & Keyboard 鳥山 昂/Takashi Toriyama, and Support Bass 髙橋 悠真 / Yuma Takahashi. Discography: Swallowtail 5-16-2018. Songs: 1.三文芝居 2.流星群 3.秘密 4.蜃気楼の町 5.ラストダイアリー 6.未来へのブーケトス. Dramastore has a bright future.

http://www.dramastoreonline.com/

Shishamo are a beloved and excellent pop-rock band from Kawasaki City, Japan. They are an authentic band because they act like themselves. In addition, they seem to love performing together as a band. The were first called “Yanagi Fish” at the Kawasaki General Science High School Design Department and started to write songs in their sophomore year. Their first success was winning the TEENS ROCK in Hitachinaka 2012. The band members of Shishamo are: Gt.Vo Miyazaki Asako, Ba Matsuoka Aya, and Dr Mika Yoshikawa. Recommended.

http://shishamo.biz

Friends フレンズ are a pop and R & B group based out of Tokyo. Since the band members previously played with other groups, they have a competent sound. The key members of Friends are skilled singer Emi Okamoto and keyboard player Hiroshi x Hiroshi previously from Nicoten. The band members of Friends are: Vo. Emi Okamoto Key. Hiroshi x Hiroshi Ba. Ryohei Nagashima  Gt. Taro Miura, and Dr. Louie Sekiguchi. Discography: ベッドサイドミュージック ep 2018-3-21. Songs: 1.ベッドサイドミュージック 2.喧噪3.夜にダンス(DJ松永Remix) (配信のみ全4) 4.Hello New Me Recommended.

http://friends-jpn.com/

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https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/emi-okamoto-%e3%81%8a%e3%81%8b%e3%82%82%e3%81%a8%e3%81%88%e3%81%bf/

Shinobu Kawashima 川嶋志乃舞 is a highly skilled Tsugaru shamisen player utilizing both modern and classical styles in her music. She also taught herself music composition and her music seems geared towards popularizing shamisen music. It is nice to see musicians such as Shinobu have the opportunity to perform music promoting Japanese arts and culture. She learned the Tsugaru shamisen at the age of five and graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Shinobu won the Tsugaru Shamisen national tournament four times. Discography: 花とネオン 価格 2017-10-9 1.キツネ倶楽部 2.津軽よされ節 3.秋田大黒舞 4.花千鳥(フジテレビ「大相撲ODAIBA場所」テーマ曲). Recommended.

 

https://www.shinobu-kawashima.com/

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Lucie, Too are a rising new indie pop band. The band has a competent sound and have a presence when performing. They recently held a number 10 on the iTunes US J-Pop chart. You should will hear more songs from the band in the future. The band members are: Ba & Cho Kanako Sekizawa かなこ, Dr & Cho / Naho Shibahara シバハラナホ, and Gt & Vo / Chisato Kokubo. Discography: 1st miniアルバムLUCKY 2018-02-07. Recommended.

https://lucietoojp.tumblr.com