The Japanese alt-rock quintet The Josephs release the LP Dusty Dreams on the 14th.
The second of the nine tracks – Record Boy – is a song that catches the listener with a twinkle in the eye extending an irresistible invitation to the dance floor to join in with the country-blues infused rock’n’roll.
The Japanese celtic-folk band Harmonica Creams release the LP Stereotype on the 28th of March.
The first song to surface is the second of the ten on the album – Thirtyy Ears – an instrumental number which showcases their always intriguing blend of celtic-folk with influences from both Southern-blues and the more local traditions to deliver music which is a superlative fusion and east and west.
The USA and Japan split softwave duo Caramel Ship release the LP Marjoram on the 10th.
There is a graceful turn of mood which filters in to the room on hitting play to the eleven track album (available on bandcamp) as the gentle brushes of drum loops flow in slightly different revolution to the underlying electronica giving the output a slightly glitch feel while the measured vocals deftly wield a silk sheen to the compositions affording the songs a rumpled massage in which the listener wants to scrub their spinal column whilst exhaling in pleasured breath.