Kings Jr.

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Kings Jr.

It's like an A&R man's wet dream: five of Japan's most commercially viable but still, y'know, vaguely credible guitar bands, all under one roof. Unapologetically retro rock'n'roll act The Bawdies seem to have officially crossed over into the mainstream now (witness their recent collaboration with R&B singer Ai), and some of the other bands on the bill can't be too far behind. The Telephones and Quattro tap into the sound of early-eighties New Wave, while The Brixton Academy take inspiration from the electropop movement of the same decade. Pills Empire, meanwhile, have obviously spent far too much time listening to Primal Scream and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – but if you like your rock served with leather jackets and carefully mussed hair, that's probably a good thing.