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.





Posted: October 6, 2017 in acoustic, Folk
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Miz or Miziraz are a new acoustic group. Listening to Miziraz will transport you to their dream world. You will never tire of Miziraz’s music because  they play with their heart and for the love of music.

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.


Ecke エッケ are an indie pop band that started in 2012 and are based out of the Tokyo area. Ecke’s music is a mixture of indie pop combined with hip hop and soul to make a modern sound. Their success is based on enduring and working to develop their band and sound to create a band worth listening to. The band members of Ecke are: Drums Yasuyuki Sugawara, Guitar Jun Okuyama, Vocal & Keyboard Nao Mori, and Bass Naoyuki Fukuda. Discography: 1st Album BYPATH 2017.08.23. Songs: 1. Fiction 2. ACCESS 3. Prowl 4. METAL 5. Lamp 6. skit 7. T.Y.O. 8. the Corner 9. 海を見ていた午後 10. Pause. Recommended.

Roji 路地 are an indie pop group from Tokyo. The band has matured and improved since I started to listen to them a few years ago. Roji has a good singer Kozue, band, songwriting, and production and you should support them. The band members of Roji are: Yuzo Suzuki: guitar and synthesizer, Kubota: guitar, Takahashi 993: bass, So Ohashi: drums, and Kozue: vocal & synthesizer. My favorite songs of Roji are: 1. 夏のよる 2. えんとつ屋さん 3. 月と舟(home demo) 4. 80 5. 晴れの日. Recommended and definitely worth listening to.

Rourourourousルルルルズ are an indie pop group that performs in the Tokyo area. They evolved and matured into a more adult sound, including adding new band members, and you will enjoy the results. Their current album was created by the additional sounds of the Sax, Flute, Trombone, SteelPan, Percussion, as well as, the piano, keyboard, violin, guitar, and bass. The band members of Rourourourous are: vocals:モミ, Keyboard, Compose:奥野大樹, Violin:コノミ美希, Guitar, Keyboard:コバヤシアツ, Bass:石垣陽菜, and Drums:渡邊シン. Discography: 1st mini album “All is Vanity.” 2014-04-02 2nd album Lululuz 9-20-2017 songs: 1. Nobody knows 2. (Something of Life) Place to be 3. Memorial on Sha 4. Skyline 5. Night Owl 6. You as usual Letter. Recommended and one of my favorites.

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.”