Hello musicians and music lovers, I have a news from Japanese underground music scene. Please let me introduce for them.
MUSHA×KUSHA (means “Feel really frustrated”. Imagine, You find a mosquito in your comfortable space, However you can’t kill them. )
In the beginning of 2019, a Individual and Stimulating Rock band from Japanese underground will coming to east coast U.S.
MUSHAxKUSHA was formed in 1997 by Ikeda who plays a four string guitar and provides vocals, and Umehara who writes lyrics and dances as an expression from Kochi, Japan, where the last Samurai died out.
The lyrics - based the idea of punk spirit as literature and old-fashioned melodies influenced by Japanese traditional music- were composed by the current members, who gathered in 2016. They are very well known and popular in the Japanese live houses, as they have played more than 2200 times in venues and live house all across Japan, and they are considered a very important band of the Japanese underground music culture.
Above all, this band has unique live performances that are impossible to describe if you haven’t seen them. If you come to see MUSHAxKUSHA live, you will be so overwhelmed by the striking and powerful visual performance that you won’t know where to look, and a really tough vertical groove. It's like a real mixture of Japanese tradition and American music culture.
Thank you for taking your time. Please check the fryer and the trailer out. And we hope we’ll meet you guys at the venues. You ain't heard nothin' yet! ★Members★
Traditional dance performance, lyrics —梅原江史 Koji Umehara
4-strings Guitar, Vocal
—池田浩之 Hiroyuki Ikeda
—石島聡 Satoshi Ishijima
—平國臣 Kuniomi Taira (from Devils and libido)
—ウエダテツヤ Tetsuya Ueda (from NONMALT, LIONIZE) ★Special Thanks★