Author: a-indie

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The Chairs: Who are the Taiwanese soft rock bands?

The Chairs are a soft rock band from Taipei, Taiwan, who have been making music together since high school. They are releasing their vinyl LP “Hey Aries” in Japan, which features ten songs that range from psychedelic rock to dream pop. The Chairs have a unique sound that blends Taiwanese, English, and Japanese lyrics with […]

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Manic Sheep : A Taiwanese Indie Music Story

Manic Sheep, Taiwan’s dreamy shoegaze band, is going to reissue “Brooklyn (布魯克林)” by vinyl record, and coming back to Japan! We asked them about how they created such a dreamy sound, music inspired them, and how they felt about visiting Japan last time and this time. Can you guess what effects pedals guitarist Howard uses? […]


Sobs: How did Sobs go from web project to indie pop star?

Sobs, Singapore’s indie pop stars are coming back to Japan! We asked them about their latest album “Air Guitar”, their experiences during the US tour including live on SXSW, and how they feel about touring Japan from June 2nd. Starting with an Internet-based project, how do they establish their current styles? Sobs interview Artist:Sobs Interviewer and […]

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Lillies and Remains release new song “Neon Lights”!

Lillies and Remains have announced the release of their new song “Neon Lights” and a solo live performance. They released “Greatest View” and “Falling” in 2021 for two consecutive months. The aforementioned two songs by Lillies and Remains were produced by minus(-)’s Maki Fujii, following the previous work “Romanticism”. This article is a translation of […]


THE NOVEMBERS release new song “kanashimigakawaitara”!

THE NOVEMBERS return with new song “kanashimigakawaitara(かなしみがかわいたら)” – their first release in three years! A comment from Yusuke Kobayashi (Vo./Gt.) about the new song has also been received. About THE NOVEMBERS THE NOVEMBERS is a Japanese alternative rock band. Formed in 2005 by Yusuke Kobayashi (Vo./Gt.) and Hirofumi Takamatsu (Ba.), both from Tochigi Prefecture, they […]


Cwondo(No Buses) releases new album “Tae”!

Cwondo, the solo project of Taisei Kondo who is also the frontman of No Buses, is releasing their fourth album “Tae”. The music video for the lead single “Gomenn” from the new album “Tae” has been released. About Cwondo Cwondo is a solo project by Taisei Kondo(Vo./Gt.) of No Buses. He released two full albums […]


SYCLES have released their EP “FLOATER”!

SYCLES is a Japanese electronic music unit that blends European dance music with a Japanese sensibility to create emotionally charged music. Their new EP “FLOATER” will be released on March 17th, 2023, and includes three tracks with comments from renowned artists. The EP’s sound is comparable to popular UK electronic music labels and has gained […]