AnoHumpty

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:28:17 GMT

Bandwagon

These Japanese bands are happy their music is reaching out beyond their borders
Bandwagon
For Japanese indie rock band Frederic, they've actively bucked the trend of serving primarily Japanese audiences. "It makes us extremely proud that even people who speak different languages enjoy our music," says the three-piece band. "We've always had ...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:28:02 GMT

Bandwagon

The fin.: We listen to "90% Western" and "10% Japanese music"
Bandwagon
While the band hails from Japan and have everything set for them — enough to double as dreamy pop idols for an everlasting tween audience — The fin. identify as an indie rock band and have been enduring the international tour grind for years. They're ...

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:43:19 GMT

The Japan Times

Music's shifting tides reveal a hunger for artistry in Japan
The Japan Times
Trends in indie music have proven harder to track as the scene has become more diverse. At the turn of the millennium, the style-conscious cut-and-paste indie pop known as Shibuya-kei was giving way to a generation of bands drawing on '90s alt-rock ...