Tokyo Jihen strikes a pose here!
Shiina Ringo has formed Tokyo Jihen, also known as Tokyo Incidents. Shiina Ringo is quite popular as a solo artist and she has performed with others like Hikaru Utada. Now she has embarked on a somewhat different path by collaborating in a band such as Tokyo Jihen. Their debut album was launched in 2004.
Current band members:
- Shiina Ringo, guitar & vocals
- Seiji Kameda, bass
- Toshiki Hata, drums
- Izawa Ichiyou, keyboard
- Ukigumo, guitar
They sound interesting. It sounds like some fusion of J-pop, rock and a bit of jazz. Not everyone might enjoy Shiina Ringo’s vocal style but it is still quite an experience to listen to their songs. The album Adult has some awesome tracks which include Shuraba and Blackout. The drumbeats are amazing.
This is the complete list of songs in the album Adult:
Shuraba (Adult Version)
Incidentally, there will be a new live DVD to be released in September 6 of this year. There are also PVs of their songs on YouTube, just search for Tokyo Incidents or Tokyo Jihen.
Fans of Shiina Ringo consider her some kind of a godess or a princess. She does have something about her that you can’t help but want to listen to her or watch her perform especially in the videos. Maybe it is also the kawaii factor that draws people to her. In any case, Tokyo Jihen is a band to listen to and enjoy. Their fusion of different sounds will blow you away.