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Author: Kakkoii Club

Discovering: CHAI

One of my favourite pastimes is discovering new music, especially now as Spotify is adding a number of Japanese artists / playlists on a frequent basis which is encouraging to see! On a routine evening where I’ve already exhausted a recently updated selection of tracks, I begin my weekly journey down the digital rabbit hole to see what treasures I can find! While enjoying the Pop/Rock sounds of Sachie Hiraga & Homecomings, my eyes wonder down the right hand side of the artists profile where I find the ‘related artists’ feature. My eyes suddenly focus on a particular group...

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SINGLE REVIEW: 04 Limited Sazabys ‘My Hero / Yu-Nagi’

Release date: 15th March 2018 Twitter: @04LS_nagoya      If you’re looking for a fun, upbeat Punk/Rock fix, look no further than 04 Limited Sazabys latest single! ‘My Hero’ kicks off with a thunderous drumming intro, courtesy of KOUHEI, which launches into a powerhouse of sing-a-long vocals and breakneck speed guitar riffs! ‘My Hero’ is a 2 min 33 roller coaster thrill ride that will have you bouncing around your room at the 2 min 10 mark. A pure melodic, Pop-Punk joy! ‘Yu-Nagi’ quietly explodes into another fine crafted track by 04 Limited Sazabys. ‘Yu-Nagi’ finds its form quickly and...

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ROA: First live act confirmed for HYPER JAPAN Festival 2018!

Open in Spotify ROA are an upcoming rising star of the alternative Shamisen rock scene! Their straightforward melody perfectly matches with the sound of Shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument. Clearly, they are not one of these bands who awkwardly combine a Shamisen into their music only to say “hey, we are mixing the modern and traditional music!” ROA’s music is born to be in their style! ROA is a Japanese alternative rock band formed by drummer AKABA, originally a member of Japanese melodic hard core band SNAIL RAMP, who received a No.1 on the Japanese Oricon weekly chart, appearing on TV...

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Release date: 21st February 2018 Twitter: @dayglotheband      ‘Bad Kicks’ is the latest offering from Tokyo based quartet DYGL and kicking things off with a Punk infused opening is a sweet way to start! Combining elements reminiscent of The Clash, The Vaccines & The Undertones while adding their own raw licks and cutting guitar riffs. DYGL have created a foot tapping anthem that will make you wish you were at the front row of a sweaty gig, pogoing around and living in the moment. ‘Bad Kicks’ is a short and simple formula that delivers more than a punch during it’s two and a...

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Chris Morris

‘Community’ is a part of KAKKOII CLUB dedicated to YOU, the fans! Plus, this is not restricted to just the UK. I’d love to share your stories and experiences from all corners of the world! If you’d like to get featured, please send me a message via the ‘contact’ page. This month, Chris Morris discusses his biggest challenges and rewards with ORIONlive, meeting Mary’s Blood and being blown away by Wagakki Band’s live performance! Q. What artist was the first addition to your Japanese collection? A. The Headbangerrr!! single by Babymetal. Q. Which live act would you love to see perform in...

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