Dec 24, 2013

Japanese indie bands to watch out for in 2014

by Ian Martin

While the Oricon charts tend to look more or less the same (perhaps a little worse) year in year out, the indie scene remains a haven of small delights, with new discoveries constantly cropping up to brighten your day. Here are five discoveries from ...

October Live

Sep 25, 2013

October Live

by Satoru Teshima

October seems to be a good time for indie music. A lot of the smaller artists that need to do the festival circuit in Britain and the United States take a break in September and October, which gives them the chance to pop over ...

C86 sound jangles on in the Japanese indie scene

Jul 10, 2013

C86 sound jangles on in the Japanese indie scene

by Ian Martin

If pop culture is primarily about escapism, one of the enduring mysteries of the music world must surely be how the sounds of cold, wet afternoons in mid-1980s Manchester came to capture the imaginations of artists around the world. From the sunny shores of ...