Sunset Drive

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With the mixed Japanese-Kiwi heritage of their three members, Sunset Drive cross the garage fumes of The Datsuns with the harder edge of Japan’s underground scene, but always with melody and spirit. Based in Tokyo and singing in English, they’ve lapped Japan several times and taken their show to Europe, the UK and various parts of Asia. Their new EP ‘We’ve Got To Talk’ was released via iTunes UK on 30 April 2010, the same date as their second UK tour began.

The line-up is Alastair on bass/vocals, Tosh on guitar and Shinta on drums. Alastair formerly played in the New Zealand band Eight, releasing a gold-selling debut album, playing at Australia’s Big Day Out festival and opening shows for Creed and Incubus.

Due to the band’s international line-up and English lyrics, they immediately stand out from their Japanese peers, both visually and sonically. That combined with regular gigging around the Tokyo circuit has helped to establish a strong fan base and a reputation for good-time indie rock’n’roll.


ベース・ボーカルのAlastair、ギターのTosh、ドラムのシンタの本場ガレージロックの3ピース。Alastairはニュージーランドの著名バンドEightのベーシストとしてIncubusやCreedなどのサポートアクト、Gold Disc受賞、Big Day Out出演などと活躍していたが、惜しくも解散。直後Toshと出会い、Sunset Driveを結成。活動場所を日本に変え、数人のドラマーを経てシンタが加入。現在のラインナップに収まる。2008年6月に「it’s all you」でインディーズデビュー。その後ヨーロッパツアーを行ったりや都内にて自主企画イベントを行うなどの精力的な活動を行う。ホーム渋谷Ruby Roomでは飲んで騒いで楽しむライブをモットーに「Pub Rock Revival」を毎月第2土曜に開催中。2010年には2nd EP「We’ve Got To Talk」をリリース。4・5月にはJapan/UKツアーを行い、UKフェス「Camden Crawl」「The Great Escape」に出演。

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    […] latest Pop Rock JIN Radio is features all bands! With rocking groups like Rosebud Mouth, Sunset Drive our Artist of the month Lamp and more. Turn up the volume and rock with […]

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