Mood Indie-go

It may be the musical equivalent of returning to motorcycling in your 40s but a few years ago I chanced upon the Japanese band Moscow Club and through them a music scene that was reminiscent of Britain in the mid 1980s and since have kept a watching brief on developments therein.

So comes the time to give the world the benefit of my time well spent with a fairly arbitrary selection of the great and the good with a particularly indie bent. I’ve tried for a selection that works as a whole rather than forcing each band’s best song into the mix.

Relatively Recent Japanese Music With An Indie Inclination by Zatapathique on Mixcloud

It was the Moscow Club use of acrylic (I know) gave me the idea to use 日本語 to skirt round my late 80s band having the same name as a better known American one of that era. This proved apposite when Firestation records of Berlin asked to put out a compilation of our tunes. So the ギツ Retrospeculative 結局 should be out in June hopefully.

Links And The Like

möscow çlub

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möscow çlub – Fahrenheit 451

The Ships

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Post Modern Team

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【LIVE】POST MODERN TEAM – SHE DOES SOMETHING TO ME

I’m beginning to regret taking such an exhaustive approach

Fandaze

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FANDAZE – Some Kind Of Sadness

Humming Parlour

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humming parlour – kumoma

traffic light

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TOKYO ACOUSTIC SESSION : traffic light – Boys in a band

That’s more like it!

Plastic Girl In Closet

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PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET「Pretty Little Bag」

Teen Runnings

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Teen Runnings – Surry Hills / TOKYO ACOUSTIC SESSION

This wasn’t the best idea

Twangy Twangy

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Nokies!

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NOKIES! / OSLO (Official Video)

Later that same week

Old Lacy Bed

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OLD LACY BED – Coastlands

Teenagers In Love

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Pastel Blue

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Pastel Blue – Ariel (2011)

Ah well, in for a penny, in for a pound

It Happens

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Elen Never Sleeps

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elen never sleeps – silver

For Tracy Hyde

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For Tracy Hyde – Shady Lane Sherbet (Live@Osaka Nihombashi R/H/B 24/11/2013)

All the bands will have broken up by the time I finish this

Boyish

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【LIVE】BOYISH – BLINDFOLD

Well now you’re just taking the piss

Umibenomachi

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うみべのまち「ラバーズ」

The Moments

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【LIVE】THE MOMENTS

Later that same month

She Talks Silence

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SHE TALKS SILENCE -Some Small Gift-

Slow Beach

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Slow Beach – Drive to the West Coast (Live at O-nest)

I can see light at the end of the tunnel!

Homecomings

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Homecomings "I Want You Back"

Wallflower

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Wallflower – "Butterfly Kisses" (Music Video)