Articles

  • I Got a New Girl, No Kissing Yet

    15 mai 2008, 3h16m par jonniewilks

    In the years I've been hitting the Fukuoka live houses, a band that has consistently impressed me has been Roi Schaider. Totally unassuming, barely gifted when it comes to playing their instruments, something very groovy happens when the three of them come together.

    With lyrics that are as innocent as an eikaiwa lesson, the song that's got me moving most these days is Nice to Meet You (Na Na Na). It's an essential crowd-pleaser during their short but frenetic sets, and it's guaranteed to stick in your head for days to come.

    Worth a listen also is the massively perverted New Girl, though I don't believe the band have caught the perfect performance yet. The version linked above is a solo performance from enigmatic frontman, Sakura, recorded in his kitchen on a broken laptop. It's got the requisite Robert Johnson-isms. I think that's all he was really after.

    Not the most far-out band in my record collection, but one that I look forward to hearing more from. Spread the word!

  • TADA Newsletter No.1

    2 avr. 2008, 10h20m par jonniewilks

    Hello from TADA Music!
    http://tadamusic.org

    We've been promising stuff for ages, so here it is... the very first TADA Newsletter!

    --- Full Albums - For Free! ---

    Quite a few of you have already made it over to the website, but for those who haven't, it's looking grand. We've got some great FREE music available from musicians all over Japan, including a full album from Fatblueman (have a listen to "Couldn't Get the Girl" and then try and tell us country music aint cool!). The nation's favourites, Nanbanjin, have also been good enough to give us their entire back-catalogue for free download, and we've got some exciting new tracks from the forthcoming Watanabes album, which we hope to have in its entirety by next month. There's also the entire Cut Flowers collection; the once-great Fukuoka band may be finished now, but they've left an impressive legacy for all you TADA listeners to enjoy.

    One of TADA's best features is that you don't have to be a site member to download any of our packages. …
  • TADA Newsletter No.1

    2 avr. 2008, 10h20m par jonniewilks

    Hello from TADA Music!
    http://tadamusic.org

    We've been promising stuff for ages, so here it is... the very first TADA Newsletter!

    --- Full Albums - For Free! ---

    Quite a few of you have already made it over to the website, but for those who haven't, it's looking grand. We've got some great FREE music available from musicians all over Japan, including a full album from Fatblueman (have a listen to Couldn't Get the Girl and then try and tell us country music aint cool!). The nation's favourites, Nanbanjin, have also been good enough to give us their entire back-catalogue for free download, and we've got some exciting new tracks from the forthcoming Watanabes album, which we hope to have in its entirety by next month. There's also the entire Cut Flowers collection; the once-great Fukuoka band may be finished now, but they've left an impressive legacy for all you TADA listeners to enjoy.

    One of TADA's best features is that you don't have to be a site member to download any of our packages. …
  • TADA Newsletter No.1

    2 avr. 2008, 10h20m par jonniewilks

    Hello from TADA Music!
    http://tadamusic.org

    We've been promising stuff for ages, so here it is... the very first TADA Newsletter!

    --- Full Albums - For Free! ---

    Quite a few of you have already made it over to the website, but for those who haven't, it's looking grand. We've got some great FREE music available from musicians all over Japan, including a full album from Fatblueman (have a listen to Couldn't Get the Girl and then try and tell us country music aint cool!). The nation's favourites, Nanbanjin, have also been good enough to give us their entire back-catalogue for free download, and we've got some exciting new tracks from the forthcoming Watanabes album, which we hope to have in its entirety by next month. There's also the entire Cut Flowers collection; the once-great Fukuoka band may be finished now, but they've left an impressive legacy for all you TADA listeners to enjoy.

    One of TADA's best features is that you don't have to be a site member to download any of our packages. …
  • TADA Newsletter No.1

    2 avr. 2008, 10h20m par jonniewilks

    Hello from TADA Music!
    http://tadamusic.org

    We've been promising stuff for ages, so here it is... the very first TADA Newsletter!

    --- Full Albums - For Free! ---

    Quite a few of you have already made it over to the website, but for those who haven't, it's looking grand. We've got some great FREE music available from musicians all over Japan, including a full album from Fatblueman (have a listen to Couldn't Get the Girl and then try and tell us country music aint cool!). The nation's favourites, Nanbanjin, have also been good enough to give us their entire back-catalogue for free download, and we've got some exciting new tracks from the forthcoming Watanabes album, which we hope to have in its entirety by next month. There's also the entire Cut Flowers collection; the once-great Fukuoka band may be finished now, but they've left an impressive legacy for all you TADA listeners to enjoy.

    One of TADA's best features is that you don't have to be a site member to download any of our packages. …
  • The Routes - Left My Mind (Motor Sounds)

    19 fév. 2007, 14h21m par gvda

    Normally Im not to keen on 'wannabe'-bands from the East. But I have to admit, this trio from Japan took Brittish garage rock under their belt, smuggled it through customs and then showed that they perfectly knew what to do with it.This is unpolished, straight to your guts rock 'n roll that perfectly fits in the western tradition. The UK can be proud...

    The Routes - Left My Mind: 4 / 5