They come from Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. But their name, Uchu Conbini (宇宙コンビニ), refers to a convenience store in outer-space.
The band consists of Daijiro Nakagawa on guitar, Yuto Sakai on drums, and Emi Ohki on base and vocal. Inspired by Mike Kinsella’s group American Football, Daijiro writes instrumental math rock, while the other two lay out rhythms and vocals – thus progressive J-pop is born.
Their sound is as magnificent as the space. Emi’s intimate vocal is as familiar as a convenience store. And their appearance may change everything in the Japanese music scene.