How Aussies are embedding themselves in the Tokyo music scene

How Aussies are embedding themselves in the Tokyo music scene

Written by Lucy Dayman on Sep 12, 2018

The whole trope of a foreign band being “big in Japan” is one that’s been done to death.

In the 1960s surf garage rockers The Ventures were arguably the instigators of the cliche. They were a pop group moderately successful (in 1960s rock standards) in their home country of the US, but in Japan the band were so popular their records outsold the Beatles by a ratio of two to one, and now, 66 years after their formation an incarnation of the group still tours the country on an annual basis. 

But that’s the past, plus that’s an American example. What about Aussie bands? 

https://theindustryobserver.thebrag.com/how-aussies-are-embedding-themselves-in-the-tokyo-music-scene/

The Lagerphones featured in Japan Times

The Lagerphones featured in Japan Times

“We don’t take ourselves too seriously but the music is very serious,” Holoubek says. “It’s more about intent — our intentions are high but we’re not so caught up in being such a polished product. It’s all about the journey, and the fun that comes together to get to that point.”

Read the full article at Japan Times

Exclusive Album Premiere: The Lagerphones’ Japan-inspired record ATARA-CD (あたらシーディー)

Exclusive Album Premiere: The Lagerphones’ Japan-inspired record ATARA-CD (あたらシーディー)

Today we’re excited to premiere the brand new album from Melbourne party jazz collective The Lagerphones, who have gained themselves quite a following in Japan. Off the back of this, and ahead of their fourth tour of the country in as many years (with 15 mostly free shows across 15 days), the group are set to release a new Japan-inspired record ATARA-CD (あたらシーディー).

http://launch.theaureview.com/music/exclusive-album-premiere-the-lagerphones-japan-inspired-record-atara-cd/

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