ARTISTS - Grenfelle / グレンフェル

左上から時計まわりに島田正史、美音子、山口真志、水谷ケイゴ

PROFILE

メンバー
美音子 Vo/Cho (Swinging Popsicle)
水谷ケイゴ Gt/Prog/Voice (Honeydew)
山口真志 Key/Prog (airbus)
島田正史 Bass/Cho (NORTHERN BRIGHT)

個々に様々な音楽活動をし続けてきた4人が集まり、2020年より自宅スタジオでのセッションを開始。
メンバーが影響を受けて来たインディーポップやインディーロック、アシッドジャズやR&B、ノーザンソウル、ネオソウルなどのバックグラウンドをオルタナティブに昇華。

2021年7月、レコード・ストア・デイにて1stシングル「KEEP IT GOIN'」をリリース。無名のバンドながらアメリカ、イギリス、ドイツなど世界7カ国のレコードショップで取り扱われ話題となる。そして待望の2ndシングル「Big Plaid」を2022年12月のレコードの日にリリースが決定。1stシングル、2ndシングルともにカップリングは、メンバーとも交流のある『Free Soul』『Cafe Apres-midi』シリーズで人気の橋本徹 (SUBURBIA)が各楽曲のデモを聴いた上でセレクト。

 
member
Mineko Fujishima Vo/Cho (Swinging Popsicle) *Debut from Sony Records in 1997
K-Go Mizutani Gr/Prog/Voice (Honeydew) *Independent artist since 2011
Masashi Yamaguchi Key/Prog (airbus) *Debut from BEAMS RECORDS in 2004
Masanori Shimada Bass/Cho (NORTHERN BRIGHT) *Debut from Sony Records in 1998

The four members, who have been involved in various musical activities individually, got together and started sessions in their home studio in 2020.

The members have been influenced by indie pop, indie rock, acid jazz, R&B, northern soul, neo-soul, and other backgrounds, and sublimate them into alternative music.

In July 2021, they released their first single 'Keep It Goin'' at Record Store Day. Despite being an unknown band, it was sold in record shops in seven countries, including the USA, the UK and Germany, and became a hot topic of conversation. The long-awaited second single 'Big Plaid' will be released on Record Day in December 2022 in Japan, and both the first and second singles will feature couplings by Toru Hashimoto (SUBURBIA), who is popular for his "Free Soul" and "Cafe Apres-midi" series, has listened to the demos of each song and selected the couplings for both the first and second singles.

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RECENT RELEASES

Grenfelle
『Big Plaid』
7inch Split Single
Grenfelle
『KEEP IT GOIN’』
7inch Split Single