Archive for the ‘J-Rock’ Category

 

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

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

 

Ki-ichi Beer & The Holy Proximity are an indie rock-pop band from Shimokitazawa in Tokyo. The band doesn’t mimic anyone else and has developed their own original sound while having fun. The band leader work’s at Mona Records in Shimokitazawa. The band members are: キイチビール (Vo/Gt)KD (Cho) 橋本=タフネス=(Ba/Cho), りょう(Key)、タカヒロ (Drums). The band was able to obtain great success through Tower Records Shibuya’s nationwide indie distribution system. They also performed at the Summer Sonic 2017 Festival and recently participated in ROCK IN JAPAN 2017 (RO JACK winner). Discography: 1st Album 世の中のことわからない 1. はじめまして、キイチビール&ザ・ホーリーティッツです。2. 世の中のことわからない 3. 夏の魔法 4. 夏の夜 5. パウエル 6. ビールを用意しててね. Recommended.

I recently visited Mona Records in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo in mid October 2017. I purchased some indie records and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Mona Records Cafe. Mona Records often hosts lives of upcoming local indie musicians during the evening and on the weekends, operates a cafe, a record label, and sells rare indie music. The area is popular with youth and known for clothing stores, nice cafes and bars, live theaters and indie music venues.

http://www.mona-records.com/

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It Comes to Become イトカムトビコ are an indie alternative rock band performing in the Osaka and Kyoto area for two years. The band members have professional sound backed by the polished singing of Nanaho and their guitar playing. The band members of It Comes to Become are: Gt.欣也 Nanaho, Ba.拓也 Kinya, and Dr.サポートYanbo. They are ranked 21st by the 2017 eo music try based in Osaka. Discography: 4-1-2017. Songs: 1. 春の月 2. 星流し 3. 9秒間の浮遊 4. アステリズム. Check them out.

http://itocome.ciao.jp/index.html/