In addition to groups such as Garorinz, Folk Enough, Nontroppo and MacManaman, Fukuoka’s indie scene is still a hotbed of musical creativity. Here are some other bands worth paying attention to.

Probably the biggest band in the local scene now is emo/powerpop quintet Holidays of Seventeen. With a debut album produced by Weezer/Super Furry Animals producer Chris Shaw, they are pretty much guaranteed to be the next big thing to come out of Fukuoka.

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