Nagoya Fest 2014: Featuring Three J-Indie Girl Groups


With the influx of Japanese music lovers growing around the world, indie bands are spreading their wings and travelling to countries pretty far away from their homeland. Japan Underground are hosting yet another culture shock festival with the help of Cecile Tiger Again, No Cars, and Kero Kero Bonito – three Japanese indie girl bands.

Cecile Tiger Again is an all girl group fronted by Sayuri Hashimoto who is known in the underground scene as the icon for Nagoya where she runs her own indie label abcdefg* records as well P+M Magazine, which she promotes with its own MP3s of upcoming and iconic indie groups. She is also a secret member of Scottish legends BMX Bandits where she will join the band occasionally on stage in the UK and Japan. This will be the group’s first UK appearance, so they will be looking for fans to celebrate their UK debut. They are cute, fun and willing to try different genres of music.


NO CARS have just released their new album Yoko Makes Tits Bigger With Airbrush and are ready to show off some of their songs with their unique live show. Their website states that they are “like that band from Kill Bill. Fun, cute and mess.” With the use of those scary see through masks, and by mixing cultural, folk, heavy metal, rock and even pop into their styling, this group have a lot to offer. It is not the first time they have been to the UK as they attended the Brighton Japanese Festival in 2012.


Lastly we have Kero Kero Bonito, who use electro-pop to express their lyrics to the masses. They are based in the UK but their leading lady was born in Nagoya, Japan. Highly influenced by Nakata Yasutaka (Capsule, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) their music and music videos give off a sense of high fashion which you could see on any catwalk in London. Their music is light, bubbly and at times calming.

When: Saturday 17 May 2014 (7pm-10:30pm)
Where: The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.
Nearest Tube/Train: Liverpool Street, Aldgate/East, Shoreditch High Street
Tickets: £5 on the door.
Event Page: Facebook 

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