Oreskaband is a group of six teenage girls from Japan that are armed with noting but their instruments. The band plays an infectious style of edgy ska-pop that is reminiscent (at times) of Mustard Plug and the poppier side of LTJ. Now I was introduced to Japanese ska back in the mid 90’s through bands like Kemuri and have always found their appropriation of the genre to be top notch and Oreskaband is no different. In addition, all the girls’ vocals are sung in Japanese which adds an interesting element for us westerners. This is definitely a band that third-wave and modern ska fans should check out.
MP3 | Oreskaband – Pinocchio S/T EP
MP3 | Oreskaband – The Boys S/T EP