if you're into the alternative side of Japanese music and culture, you'd best be getting yourself a ticket to the JAPAN MUSIC FESTIVAL!
It's happening in the major east coast cites of Australia:
APR 03rd (THU) MELBOURNE - ESPLANADE HOTEL
APR 04th (FRI) SYDNEY - THE ROLLER DEN, ERSKINEVILLE
APR 05th (SAT) BRISBANE - RIC’S BAR
APR 06th (SUN) MELBOURNE - THE RETREAT BRUNSWICK
Head to japanmusicfestival.com.au for tickets
Eri is the singer and writer for this immensely popular band in the live circuit. She has a
lifelong passion for the typical Japanese pop/rock anime music, which is becoming more
popular throughout the world. The band take pride in writing original music but also include
some of the more popular anime covers at their live show. From high-energy pop to lyrical
ballads, Eri delivers her delicious vocals that you will not forget.
101A cross Grunge, Shoe-gaze and Industrial genres. Rough, heavily distorted instruments
paired with delicate, melodic female vocals characterize their sound. They have written
songs in a variety of styles; soft, melodic, cinematic pieces, bright, energetic, beat-driven
instrumentals, sharp but brooding sounds paired with screaming vocals and gentle,
expansive, uplifting ballads, each song conjuring a new scene, demonstrating the band’s
unique style and striking individuality.
A solo guitarist with a whole slew of pedals, Sparky creates everything including rhythm
tracks and percussion from a single guitar. His instrumental rock pieces are haunting and
progressive with occasional ghostly whispers, evoking images of intergalactic travel. His
hands play percussively like a piano, churning out tribal beats and space-rock on a level
never seen before.
An intense sound akin to the 90’s rock pioneers Korn and The Deftones, Kaimokujishō have
garnered a reputation on the Japanese live circuit as ‘Line-up destroyers’ because they have
the uncanny knack of blowing the rest of the bands off stage regardless of their genre.
Vocalist Natsumi’s almost improbable vocal range sails over an organic drum sound that in
turn contrasts the nimble fingered guitarist, the resulting total of which is sonic overload on a