Boris sums up its sonic spectrum with 'Noise'

Music Jun 10, 2014

Boris sums up its sonic spectrum with 'Noise'

by Ryotaro Aoki

Trying to define the sound of Tokyo-based experimental trio Boris is like asking someone their favorite kind of music. It's everything, it's nothing in particular ... it's definitely not country. "I think our music is built on top of an American rock legacy, but our ...

Umez label is good news for noise-pop

Music Aug 21, 2013

Umez label is good news for noise-pop

by Ian Martin

"Those voices makes me vomit! Too many people in one band is no good. It's kind of scary. I feel like I'm suffering from car sickness all the time." Sachiko Fukuda from noise-pop duo Umez is not a fan of AKB48. That didn't stop her ...

ZZZ's continue a great year

Events / Events In Tokyo Apr 19, 2013

ZZZ's continue a great year

by Florian Turgeon

It's a new year that other indie bands could only dream of. Steady gigs, new releases and collaborations with established artists, they've all been on ZZZ's schedule for the past few months. The Hyogo Prefecture trio released their second EP, "Magnetica," in February, and had ...

Extruders have a rock epiphany

Music Apr 18, 2013

Extruders have a rock epiphany

by Ian Martin

"Before the gig, we were quite intimidated: a lowly rock band performing in front of a god. After, we found we could do it, and that was the turning point for us." Going back to at least when Paul the Apostle saw the light on ...