Tag Archives: Awesome City Club

The Japan Times: Opinion – The City Pop Revival

What was originally used to refer to as “urban music made by people in cities” in the pop scene, now seems to be more of a simplified indie buzzword used to induce feelings of sophistication, fashionableness and nostalgia. And while it’s easy to dismiss the term as a generalized, convenient marketing gimmick to sell records […]

The Japan Times: Awesome City Club Interview

Despite this, the band ultimately chose to release its album via a major label, a decision that came from feelings of inadequacy that the band wasn’t capable of creating a salable product on its own. Matsuzaka says the band’s process hasn’t changed much, but it does have access to more money. In fact, instead of […]

Red Bull: Five Essential Underground Japanese Bands

The people at Red Bull’s global site asked me to pick 5 up-and-coming Japanese bands to check out. http://www.redbull.com/en/music/stories/1331688373896/introducing-five-up-and-coming-japanese-bands

The Guardian: Awesome City Club – “Lesson”

I wrote about Awesome City Club’s new track, “Lesson”, for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/mar/26/11-must-listen-new-tracks-from-around-the-world