Futarino Bungaku ふたりの文学 are an indie pop group from Tokyo that formed in 2016. They have a polished sound due to the fact that Miho Tsujibayashi 辻林美穂 (tsvaci), the lead singer of the band, is an accomplished singer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. It seems Futarinobungaku has the formula to produce good music. The band members are: Vo /kb Miho Tsujibayashi 辻林美穂, Gt / Vo Saito Motoki 斎藤モトキ Ba Dori Uchiyama ドラ内山, and Dr Igarashi Takuma 五十嵐琢馬. Recommended.

https://soundcloud.com/j8lgviitve2b

https://soundcloud.com/tsvaci

https://futabun.thebase.in/

Wallflower are an indie pop band from Osaka. They produce a very melodious and upbeat sound. Recently they received a boost with the addition of new singer Eri Nakajima and developed a more sophisticated sound. Wallflower’s sound are influenced by 1980-1990’s indie bands such as Field Mice, Brighter, Rocketship, and bands from Sarah Records. The band performed at the NYC Popfest 2015 and performed at the 1st Chinese indiepop Festival in May 2017. The band members are: Masami Tsuchiya (vocals and guitar), Ryuta Okamura (guitar), Naohiro Okuda (drums), and Eri Nakajima (vocals & synth). Discography: 1. Nowhere May 2017 2. Out to Sea EP for NYC Popfest 2015 May 2015 3. Dreamy Days January 2013 4. Filled with Flowers June 2012.  Recommended.

https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/wallflower/

http://wllflowr.tumblr.com/


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Radicalism are an indie rock band from Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture. The group started in 2011 but reformed in 2015 and their new song “Good Bye Kyanos” is something they can build upon. They perform mainly around the Sendai area. The band members of Radicalism are: Yoshida Masato ヨシダマサト Ba / Cho), Decree (Gt / Vo), and Hiratohiko平 達彦 (Gt).

https://radica-lism.jimdo.com/

Madoka Ogitani 荻谷まどか is a very original musician, composer, and sound designer based out of Tokyo. She creates her magical world utilizing ambient music, environmental and natural sounds, and instruments such as a guitar, ukulele, and a toy piano among others. Ambient music is a key element for her sound because of it’s tonal and atmospheric qualities which one can hear in the songs Bottom, Ending, and A Bell. Madoka has many international fans on Soundcloud. My favorite songs of Madoka are: City, 昼下がりのバス Slow Bus, The Wind Reminds Me, Bottom, の図書館, Ending, Dropped, and A Bell. Recommended.

http://www.madoka-ogitani.com/

Help support Madoka on Bandcamp

https://madoka.bandcamp.com/music

Babyleaf are an indie rock-pop band from Hyōgo Prefecture. They started their musical activities in 2015. Once you listen to them you will like them. Babyleaf has a good musical sensibility about them. They were one of featured artists of the 2016 EO Music Try. The band members of Babyleaf are: Gt.Vo. Ayana Umemoto 梅本彩奈, Ba. Katsunori Kawabata 川端克紀, and Dr. Tomonori Nomura 野村泰尊. Discography: Mini Album “When I die, it is when you are away” 3-15-2017 release.

https://www.audioleaf.com/babyleaf/

https://twitter.com/BabyLeaf_band/

Natsu Summer ナツ・サマー from Ehime Prefecture, is a reggae and city pop singer currently living in Tokyo. She has a smooth reggae style that probably was developed by listening to reggae and city pop living along the beach in Ehime. Natsu originated on July 2016 with the song “Summer · NATSU · Summer.” Since the summer of 2016, she has received many offers of performing. Discography: Natsu Summer “Tropical Christmas” 12-14-2016. Natsu Summerトロピカル・クリスマス 2016.12.14発売. “Summer Natsu Summer” 7-2016 ナツ・サマー 夏・NATSU・夏. I’m looking forward to more songs by Natsu Summer.

Extended songs and interview by Natsu Summer music by DJ Kawasaki’s program “Feel the Magic” from minute 13:35 to 31:35.

http://block.fm/ondemand/feel_the_magic/

http://www.natsusummer.com/

https://www.instagram.com/natsu_summer88/

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IBE Caller アーティスト名 are an indie rock band from Osaka. They are a very energetic and proficient band. Some of their accolades are winning the “RO69JACK 2016” by Rockin ‘on Japan and Kansai’s “eo Music Try 2016 award. The band members are: Aki Sawake 佐竹惇 (Vo / Gt) and Nishikawa Keisuke 西川佳祐 (Dr.) Aya Kawaguchi 川口彩恵 (Key.), and Shunao (Ba ) 碩奈緒. Their 1st mimi album is called “Yours” 2016/12/21 release Songs: 1. Calling 2. ハッピーエンド 3. sunny 4. Once 5. 古びた季節に. Recommended.

http://ibecaller.com/