Dead Funny Records has been the recent hotspot for the latest Japanese bands showing a taste for evocative indie/alt-rock, shoegaze sounds. LADY FLASH, a four-piece based in the Kansai region of Japan previews their long-awaited first album 恋するビルマーレイ Koisuru Bill Murray (‘Love Bill Murray’).
Their enthusiasm for a classic yet individual rock personality is personified to great effect in every track. Calling to mind bands such as Velvet Crush and Vampire Weekend, this album is a journey into a nostalgic indie perspective opening with the rhythmically infectious title track ‘Koisuru Bill Murray’. The album continues the youthful rock energy with デスサファリ ‘Death Safari’, the 8-bit infused ‘boat club’ sidetracks the listener’s attention and finally unwinds with ‘body&soul’, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
- Koisuru Bill Murray was released on February 3rd.
© Isaku Takahashi