March 7, 2012

myspace band of the week

NOKIES! is a young indie band from the Kansai region. Yusuke Kume (vocals, guitar), Kotaro Matsumoto (bass), Yu Sugano (guitar) and Atsuya Kose (drums) met at college and decided to mold their passion for music into a band. Osaka based record store Flake Records signed NOKIES! last year, the first Japanese band for the label. NOKIES! is known for their guitar charged dance riffs and pop song melodies and is often compared to bands like Vampire Weekend and The Strokes.

Flake Records released an EP and a 7″ last year from the band. NOKIES! will be playing at SXSW this year for Japan Nite and the Japan Nite tour.


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