January 1, 2011

ASHIGARU YOUTH

A rock band from Osaka that uses the gap between their appearance and musicality as a defining trait. Hanamori (Vo/Gt), Kawasaki (Gt/Vo) met during high school and formed a folk duo. In August 2007, Sugihara (Ba/Cho) and Johnny (Dr/Cho) joined the band. Their band name comes from combining the words “ashigaru” which is the lowest of the ranks amongst “bushis”, and “youth” to denote immaturity. The name was created in the hopes to “use their complexity against their... Read More