The Japanese celtic-folk trio tricolor release the LP BIG BAND on the 16th of May.
This, their sixth album, once again attests to their influences drawn from Irish folk in particular and the first song to surface is the first of the eleven songs – Across The Border – which features six guest musicians, as if often their wont.
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 Japanese garage-rock quartet Falsettos release their début and eponymous LP on the 2nd of February.
The first song to surface from the album, which is also the first of the nine on the release – 6 – is more expansive than much of their previous material with the keys taking a more prominent foothold in the track resulting in a song which has the paced slowed and a surf-gaze dreaminess to the piece.