myspace band of the week
Paunch Wheel (パウンチホイール) is a band of friends who met in their high school chorus club in 2000. A fan of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper and long names, they originally called themselves All About My Paunch and Bucket Wheel Excavator. Thankfully they shortened it. They’ve released three mini-albums leading up to their debut album ダウンロードは下の in 2009.
Their songs on myspace are of the smooth rock variety, similar to Acidman. Their single “ロミオ＆ジュリエット (Romeo & Juliet)” is the most upbeat and might have found itself as an anime theme on another label. But I guess Paunch Wheel’s J-Pop will have to stay at the live houses a little while longer. Their mini-album Real is the only thing available on CD Japan.