Archive for the ‘J-Rock’ Category

Faith are an indie rock band from Ina-City in Nagano prefecture formed in 2015 at Ina Gram House. The band’s music has an energetic American influenced indie rock sound. They won some local band awards locally and have increased their popularity with fans. The band members are: VocalAkari Dritschler アカリ ドリチュラーGuitar VocalRay Kastnar れいGuitar VocalYaji Murray ヤジマレイ Bass: Tohko 荒イDrumMelanson Luca メランソンルカThey are worth supporting and listening to.

 

https://faithina.themedia.jp/

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Charlotte is Mine are an emo indie rock band from Tokyo. Their style of music mixes US indie, shoe-gaze, and alternative styles. The band members are Nana Furuya and Koji Sugiyama are a complementary duo that’s starting to find their style. Nana is the songwriter of the band while Koji creates a nice melodic airy guitar sound.  Some of their singles are: 1. Grenier 2. Ship at Dawn. 3. Daybreak. Recommended.

http://charlotteismine.com

 

 

 

 

Absolute Area are an increasingly popular indie rock band from Tokyo formed recently in 2017. They have an polished sound, with good songwriting, and solid musicians in the band. The band members are: Vo.G Yamaguchi Renaya山口諒 , Ba. Tagaya Hagiwara 萩原知也, and Dr. Takahashi Hiki 高橋響. 1st mini album あの夏の僕へ 8-18-2018: 1. Dramatic Summer 2. Broken heart song 3. crap 4. To you in summer 5. My home town 6. reborn. Absolute Area has very bright future in the Japanese indie rock music scene.

https://absolutearea.themedia.jp/
https://eggs.mu/artist/absolute_area_/

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Koochewsen クウチュウ戦 are an indie rock band from Tokyo formed in 2008. Their name means “dogfight” in Japanese. They were known for their psychedelic rock sound and were influenced by the rock bands like King Crimson and Pink Floyd. Throughout the years Koochewsen persona hasn’t changed much because their two main members 小林リヨ and 西平匠杜 have stayed the same. Discography: 2017-06-14 love album 愛のクウチュウ戦  1.セクシーホモサピエンス 2. ユートピア 3. テレパス 4. アモーレ(2017ver.) 5. コメット氏の場合 6. 白い十代(2017ver.) 7.愛去ってhealing. The band members of Koochewsen are: ベントラーカオル(key, Sampler, Gt)、小林リヨ(Vo,Gt)、西平匠杜(Ba)、網走ぱうろ(Dr).  Recommended.

http://koochewsen.onamae.jp/index.html

 

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/

 

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/