Archive for the ‘J-Rock’ Category




Rollo and Leaps are a rising new indie rock-pop band from Tokyo. The group began their activities in 2015. Rollo and Leaps are worth listening with a good singer and a strong rhythmic guitar influenced sound and their latest song Midnight ミッドナイター typifies it. The band will perform at the famous Rock in Japan Festival in August 2017 that will hopefully boost their career. The band members of Rollo and Leaps are: Vo.Gt. Takaya Hitomi 高谷瞳二, Gt. Ishioka Kazuki 黒田凜, Ba. Kuroda Okuda 小原望史Dr. JACKSON kaki. 1st. mini album “R.”

http://rolloandleaps.wixsite.com/rolloandleaps

http://rijfes.jp/2017/artist



Shin Rizumu シンリズム is an intelligent indie pop-rock singer-songwriter who was born in 1997 and currently is living in Kobe. Shin published music on SoundCloud when he was in high school. His music is a combination of city pop, shibuya-kei, aor, indie pop, and soft rock. He does everything like arrangements and performs many instruments such as Gt, Ba, Key, Dr, Syn, and Trb.

His videos and the group Shishamo were once pulled from You Tube due to You Tube’s RED in 2015 but was reinstated in 2017 because of Faith Music Ent Inc support. You Tube RED is $9.99 a month subscription service to watch You Tube and Google Play Music without ads for the United States, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea Many major labels like Sony Music Japan, Victor Entertainment, Columbia Music Japan, Dream Music, Teichiku, P-Vine, and Pony Canyon are blocked in America by You Tube since 2015. You Tube is playing a game and coercing many Japanese record labels to pay in order to show their music content in America. You Tube needs to play fair in order show all music content for the enjoyment of all music fans.

It’s nice to see Shin maturing and progressing as an artist. He performed at the Rock Fest 16, the Viva La Rock 2016 at Saitama, and Rising Sun Rock Festival 2016. Shin self produced his 1st album called シンリズム NEW RHYTHM 5-20-2015. His 2nd album is called Fun 5-10-2017. My favorite songs: 1.処方箋 2. Superfine 3. Music Life 4. Fun! 5. 春の虹 6. 心理の森. Recommended.

http://shinrizumu.com/

https://japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/shin-rizumu-%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3%E3%83%AA%E3%82%BA%E3%83%A0/

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/

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/

Balloon at Dawn are melodic indie rock-pop band from Osaka Prefecture. The group first organized in 2013. They perform an inviting mix of pop, pop-rock, electro, and dream pop music (a version of shoe-glazing that developed in UK in the 1980’s). The band members are: Komatsu Masahiro 小松マサヒロ (Dr), Iguchi Seiya 井口聖也 (Vo), Ueda Shoji 上田翔汰 (Syn, Gt). Recommended.

http://balloonatdawn.tumblr.com/

https://soundcloud.com/balloonatdawn

https://balloonatdawn.bandcamp.com/

Nicoten ニコテンare pop-rock group based out of Tokyo. The group has an inviting mellow and upbeat sound that is easy to listen to. They formerly had a record contract with Sony Music Japan. The band members are: Narihito Hirose 廣瀬成仁(B), Kousuke Miyata 宮田航輔(Vo&G), and Kazunari Okada 岡田一成 (Dr). Discography: Nicoten 1st full album out 2016.08.03 nctn-0001. Recommended.

https://soundcloud.com/nicotenofficial

http://www.nicoten.jp/

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Swallow latest song from Cider Girl

フジムラ (Ba.) / YurinVo/Gt./Gt. From 4th mini Albumジオラマアウトサイダー2016.11.9 release.

More videos

https://cidergirl.futureartist.net/video

http://ciderrecords.com/