Archive for Dope Female Bassists

Akko vs Akko (pt 2 ft. Akiko Fukuoka)

of Chatmonchy There was a time when I considered Chatmonchy the greatest band on the planet. Mostly because Eriko Hashimoto is a true genius when it comes to composing vocal melodies and any good songwriter knows the vocal melody is the

Akko vs Akko (pt 1 ft. Akiko Noma)

Chatmonchy was one of the first Japanese bands I fell in love with (and boy do my indie/underground brethren in Japan like to rib me about it). Naturally, I tried to find similar female bands and that’s when I came across GO!GO!7188 who have actually been at it for much longer. To tell you the […]

Etsumi Seki

of thai kick murph Official Homepage Myspace Bass player for one of my favorite bands. I was choked when I heard thai kick might break up with Etsumi receiving a job offer outside Tokyo. However, these recent university grads soldiered on with Etsumi finding work close to home. Unfortunately, Kei (arguably the heart & soul […]

Manami Fujii

of グーミ One of the first things you notice about グーミ’s songs are the simple but infectious basslines. Manami brings the funk! And she’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Completely unflappable. Air Canada actually lost her luggage on our flight between Montreal and Toronto. She had no change of clothes, was missing […]

Pocket Aces (pt2 ft Shiori Sekine)

of Base Ball Bear and cult movie hit Linda Linda Linda Shiori セクシーね? I mean Sekine. hahaha. The first time I saw Shiori in Linda Linda Linda she looked rather Plain Jane. But in the blink of an eye she went from Ugly Betty to SI Swimsuit material. What I love most is how she […]

Pocket Aces (pt1 ft Natsuko Miyamoto)

When it comes to Dope Female Bassists, you won’t get a more attractive pair than: In an unlikely pairing, MOTFD performed with BASE BALL BEAR during the latter’s LIVE MATHEMATICS TOUR 09. The matchup isn’t actually that surprising since both bands are signed to EMI (though at the time MOTFD were technically still with Avocado […]

Michiko Koga

of THE PINK★PANDA(R.I.P) and Gacharic Spin Okay. I know what you’re thinking. Am I out of my f*cking mind?!! Well let me tell you brah. As corny as THE PINK★PANDA sounded on CD. They were the muh fuh bees knees live, biyatch. As far as I know, THE PINK★PANDA were a manufactured idol group ala […]

Miya (aka Suke B)

of 385 Myspace and BLEACH(R.I.P) SLAPPIN’ da Baaaaass Mon. Miya’s skills on bass are perverse. I guess that’s why her nickname was Suke B (sukebe = pervert). And her lungs were tailor-made for screaming. Her vocal cords must look like string cheese by now. She’s really calm and polite in person though. I actually sat […]

Advance tickets for NMFT10 can be purchased online: Toronto at Rivoli & Lee's Palace, Montreal and Vancouver.

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NMFT10: Choosing the 5th band

February 7, 2017
by: admin • NMFT vol 10

NMFT10: Diamonds in the Rough

January 21, 2017
by: admin • NMFT vol 10

Tokyo Modal Soul (The Rebirth of..)

January 2, 2017
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City Po(o)p

October 24, 2016
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