Last summer, I went to a concert in a local club to watch my favourite female trio CRUNCH, who played their own sensitive songs as well as a cover of legendary Japanese rock band Happy End.
There, I also had a chance to see a quintet called never young beach who play folk and country rock, which also has something borrowed from Happy End. While their new LP, “Yashinoki House”, is kept in a gentle mood, their live performances are more of hard-core punk. Kids were very excited, and even call and response happened when they played the song “Dodemo iikedo”, or “It Doesn’t Matter”.
In an interview with Belong Magazine, the band’s singer Yuma Abe said: “We are not handsome guys, but we have been playing with confidence. You should do what you want!”
♪♫ Listen: “Doudemo Iikedo”