Shibuya Sound Riverse: Japan’s indie music showcase goes global at The Great Escape 2024

"We are honored to showcase the talent of Japanese artists at this esteemed festival in Brighton, aiming to elevate their visibility to new heights"
15 May 2024
Helsinki Lambda Club

Shibuya Sound Riverse, presented by FRIENDSHIP., an independent Japanese music distribution service, shines brightly in the indie music scene as a testament to diversity and innovation.

While traditionally held across various venues in Tokyo’s renowned Shibuya district, the festival is now venturing onto the global stage. FRIENDSHIP. is bringing the event to international audiences for the first time, debuting at The Great Escape 2024 in Brighton on Friday, May 17th, offering attendees a unique glimpse into the dynamic Japanese indie music scene.

The event boasts a diverse lineup of independent Japanese artists, ranging from Kaneko Ayano’s indie pop melodies to Helsinki Lambda Club’s post-punk psych rock vibes. Also performing are DOMICO, an alternative rock duo, and LITE, a celebrated math-rock quartet known for their instrumental brilliance.

Kazuto Yamazaki, founder of FRIENDSHIP says: “At FRIENDSHIP., our mission has always been to amplify the voices of independent Japanese artists on a global scale. The expansion of our festival, SSR, to The Great Escape 2024 marks a significant milestone in achieving that goal. We are honored to showcase the talent of Japanese artists at this esteemed festival in Brighton, aiming to elevate their visibility to new heights.”

DOMICO

Speaking about the showcase lineup, Kazuto shares: “Our carefully curated lineup represents the rich tapestry of Japanese indie music. These artists have achieved significant success domestically and are now poised to make their mark on the global stage. From sold-out shows in Japan to headline tours across the US and Europe, each act brings something unique to the table. We’re excited to introduce them to industry professionals and audiences at The Great Escape 2024.”

Kaneko Ayano

FRIENDSHIP. has released over 9,000 songs by 853 artists, demonstrating its commitment to supporting and promoting independent Japanese music worldwide. By hosting Shibuya Sound Riverse at The Great Escape 2024, they provide a platform for Japanese artists to gain international recognition and expand their reach, paving the way for a new wave of talent to captivate audiences worldwide.

Experience the essence of Tokyo right in Brighton on Friday, May 17, 2024!

Date : May 17, 2024 (Fri)
Time : 12:00 pm ~ 16:00 pm
Place : WaterBear Venue, Brighton (waterbear.org.uk/venue)
Line-up :
12:30 — 13:00  LITE
13:30 — 13:00  DOMICO
14:30 — 15:00  Helsinki Lambda Club
15:30 — 16:00  Kaneko Ayano


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