New Japanese Vibes (92) – シャムキャッツ Siamese Cats – すてねこ ‘Suteneko’

Behind the feline façade of シャムキャッツ Siamese Cats’ lies a burst of indie rock goodness with their new track すてねこ ‘Suteneko’ (‘Stray Cat’). Much to my own surprise, the quartet has been entertaining Japanese audiences for ten years. However, after immersing myself in the song’s infectious melodies, razor-coloured guitars, pumping rhythms and energetic vs melancholic journey, their slightly bubblegum-pop albeit freewheeling rock vibe has certainly got me digging into their back catalogue.

Other Info/Context

  • Siamese Cats’ new EP Kimi no Machi ni mo Ame wa Furu no kai? was released on November 16th.

© Isaku Takahashi