Rock music including Jrock is an area often dominated with male musicians, so once in a while on Discover Jrock Bands we would like to show you some note-worthy female Jrock bands. We love hearing a girl scream her lungs out, rocking out to a tight bass-line and roar of drums whilst we get on with our boring house chores and put up with annoying managers at work. Here is a selection of popular and also lesser known bands, all of which have which have female lead vocals, so turn up your speakers and enjoy:
A crow is white (カラスは真っ白)
Formed in 2010, the light hearted act A crow is white is a four-piece band formed of Taihei on drums, Shimizu Kohei as guitar and MC, and also Ochi-the-Funk on bass (what a name!). Last but not least, the sweet vocals of Kana Yaginuma is also the guitarist of the band. This is accompanied by the funky groove of the band which gives their sound a nice and unique vibe of summer.
This is a band many of you will know and love! The band is formed of seven musicians who fuse Vocaloid songs with traditional Japanese musical instruments (Wagakki, hence the name) and Western rock. Did you know the lead shigin singer Yuko Suzuhana was elected Miss Nico Nama in 2011?
SHISHAMO is an alternative and indie rock band from Kawasaki, Kanagawa. The members are Asako Miyazaki (宮崎朝子) as the vocalist and guitarist, as well as the primary songwriter. Misaki Yoshikawa (吉川美冴貴) is the band’s drummer and Aya Matsuoka (松岡彩) is the band’s bassist. Did you know, Shishamo is also the name for a saltwater fish?
This heavy metal band is named after their style of music that takes the violence and beauty in the words “rose of destruction”, and combining them to become DESTROSE. The members are Marina on vocals, Narumi (成美) on guitar, Mina also on guitar, Miho on bass and Haruna on drums. They are currently in indefinite hiatus since July 18, 2015. Ever since, vocalist Marina went on to form Mardelas, and drummer Haruna and bassist Miho formed LOVEBITES this past July.
Mary’s Blood is a power metal band with four members. Vocalist Eye, guitarist Saki, bassist Rio and drummer Mari. Do they sound familiar? If you’ve just listened to DESTROSE above, you may find it interesting that this band is formed by the majority for ex-DESTROSE members.
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