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『Elliott』のドラマーKevin rattermanをプロデューサーに迎え

2007年には、アメリカで『AS LIFE』をリリース。
また、自身のレーベル『waver waver』を運営しながら

現在までに『Elliott』『mae』『Your black star』『Daphne loves derby』
『dream state』『Sense field』『Garrison』『Brisk』
『Long since forgotten』『Further seems forever』など

Drumkan, hailing from Tokyo, Japan is a miraculous achievement in Japanese indie rock. Since forming almost ten years ago, the band has managed to release six full length albums as well as numerous EPs and has toured Japan, Australia and America extensively with such bands as Sunny Day Real Estate, Elliott, Your Black Star, Mae, Further Seems Forever and numerous others.

Forging a sound from the raw punk of the indie underground with the power and melody of Nirvana, Drumkan has managed to create a sound which is one part wall-shaking punk to one part infectious pop. When you see them live, you’ll be blown away not only by their massive amounts of energy but also by how difficult it will be to get those damn songs out of your head for the next week!

A unique indie success story, Drumkan started out small and worked their way to the top, eventually signing with Japanese major, Limited Records, in 2000 and ultimately choosing to drop themselves from the label shortly after their first release in favor of the freedom of releasing records on their own label, maintaining their relationship with Limited on a distribution basis only. The band has since released records on their Waver-Waver label not only by themselves but also by Your Black Star, Jeff Caudill, and Long Since Forgotten.

Any band that has been together will go through a lineup change or two and that is certainly true for Dumkan. The one constant through the years has been the steady guitar work, rough voice, and amazing songwriting of frontman Satoshi Tsugahara. Tsugahara has led the band from the start and is currently managing the band’s label as well as the booking of all the band’s and label’s Japanese tours.

A group that has found a way to stay indie––as well as balance the expense and business end of touring and recording––is a rarity and few have done this as well and as gracefully as Drumkan. If you’ve never had a chance to experience this powerfull band, do yourself a favor: navigate to or better yet, look for a Drumkan show near you. This truly powerful band will challenge your perceptions of indie rock for sure.


1 Hatred
2 Wake up
3 As life
4 Basquiat
5 I believe
6 I know
7 W
8 Saveyourself
9 Cell
10 Against in the wall
11 Who saves the world
12 Sofie
13 Goodsleep
14 Lasttime(Acoustic set)
15 I can feel you(Acoustic set)
16 Cat
17 J
18 My beautiful Star
19 I promiss you
20 All my life for you


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1 As life
2 Wake up
3 W
4 Freaking out
5 Save yourself
6 Insane
7 Against in the wall
8 All my life for you
9 Cat
10 Goodsleep

DRUMKAN|Save the world

1 I believe
2 Shame on you
3 Who saves the world
4 Spread wing
5 Out of my hand
6 I promise you
7 Do you know…
8 Confidential mind
9 Take it or leave it
10 Fed up
11 Keep away
12 I can feel you