Indie band The fin. is just getting started

Music Apr 29, 2014

Indie band The fin. is just getting started

by Ryotaro Aoki

"There's this idea (among Japanese bands) that you have to make something different from the Western music you listen to," says Yuto Uchino, singer for indie rock band The fin. "I was really trying hard to write in Japanese, but it was awkward. The ...

Owarikara takes its fans to the edge with 'Saihate Songs'

Music Mar 4, 2014

Owarikara takes its fans to the edge with 'Saihate Songs'

by Ryotaro Aoki

The band name Owarikara loosely translates into English as "starting from the end." However, singer and guitarist Hyouri Takahashi gives a much more specific interpretation. "The suffix '-kara' (from) and the word 'owari' (end) are both part of the name," he says. "It's about being ...