Vol. 99 Klan Aileen

I went to an event called “NEWWW”, a regular event hosted by “WWW” and currently some of the hottest indie bands of Tokyo take part in the event. The day was just 10th anniversary, professional bands like Suchmos, Awesome City Club performed in there in the past and this event is known as the gateway go-to place to major debut now.
Most of the audience in there were actually in younger than me I supposed. But I enjoyed the gigs in first row of the venue without caring about it so much. I listen to music of the 3 bands who lead to Tokyo’s indie music scene and all of them were so cool. So I would like to introduce a band “Klan Aileen” who was the best act for me in this event. “Klan Aileen” is a 2piece band. Guitar & Vocal, Matsuyama and drummer, Takeyama formed in Kagoshima, 2007. They were initially 3 piece band in the past but they decide to form it as 2 piece band due to the process of pursuing their music. They seldom had gigs but even the few gigs that they had have themselves gained enough popularity, they released their first album “Astoride” by Femininity Records in 2012.

When they started to do sound check at the stage, I felt their majestic presence. And their sound was just how I expected it. It was a complete rock music that I would love to listen to for long time. I had goose bumps when I listened the drowsy vocal and awesome aggressive Guitar riffs. Their blasting and stunning rock music is somehow really pleasant. And it is reminiscent of garage rock since the 1990’s but it is very radical as well. So they have expressed the contradiction, aggressive or pleasant, old rock or radical by balancing exquisite and rough at the same that it strike people in their aesthetic sense of music.
If you feel psychedelic, aloof or somehow lucid rock such as Psysalia Psysalis Psyche and Liars pleasant which are already part ways, you must be into “Klan Aileen” definitely.

After the event, I could talk with drummer, Takeyama in their sales booth for short amount of time and he gave me an autograph. Just because I had been still basking in the afterglow of their perform, I accidentally had his beer that he put it on a table of the booth during conversation. Please allow me to say apologize on this occasion.







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4月27日に行われた今東京で最もホットなインディーズバンドが出演する”NEWWW” という WWW のレギュラーイベントに行ってきました。今回で10回目になるそうですが、過去にはsachimos、awesome city clubなどが出演しており、今やプロへの登竜門とされているイベント 。
オーディエンスの年齢層は20代前半と若干若めでしたが、まぁそこはあまり気にせずしっかり最前列で見させて頂きました。今日の東京のインディーズシーンを引っ張る3つのバンドを見てきましたが、それぞれが異なる持ち味を出していてどのバンドもとてもかっこ良い演奏でした。今回は、その中でも個人的にベストアクトだったKlan Aileenをご紹介させて頂こうと思います。
高校の同級生である Guitar & Vocalの松山さんとDrumの竹山さんが2007年に鹿児島県で結成された2ピースバンド。ベースを含めた3ピースだった時代もあったそうですが、自らの音楽性を追求する過程で2ピースという今の編成になったそう。結成してから暫くはライブ活動をあまりされて無かった様ですが、そのクオリティーの高さから瞬く間に評判を集め2012年にはFemininity Recordsよりファーストアルバム”Astoride”をリリース。

演奏が始まるやいなや、こういうの待ってましたと言わんばかりの爆音痛快ロック。ボーカルの気だるい歌声と攻撃的なギターリフがロック好きにはたまらないかんじ。90年代以降のサイケデリックなガレージロックを彷彿とされる音の中にとても先鋭的な要素を感じたり、爆音の攻撃的なサウンドになぜかアコースティックフォークを聴いてるような心地よさがあったりとともて不思議な感覚になりました。今や解散してしまいましたが、 Psysalia Psysalis PsycheやLiarsなんかのサイケデリックでまさにこれぞロックといった感じが好きな方はかなり好みではないかと思います。
演奏後に物販で彼らのカセットを購入した際、サインまで頂き、少しお話しもさせて頂いたのですが、まぁなんせ演奏後の余韻がすごくて、ドラムの方がお話の途中にテーブルの上に置かれたビールを誤って飲んでしまうというと言うとんだ大失態を起こしてしまいました。笑 ご自身の好きなアーティストを教えてくださったりとても気さくなお人柄がとても印象的。是非みなさんもチェックしてみて下さい。



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