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The Watanabes are an international indie pop band performing and recording in Tokyo. They enjoy drinking banana juice together and are keen students of Ikebana. The band began life in the orange-laden prefecture of Ehime, and named themselves Watanabe in tribute to the warm and friendly people of the region, whilst also alluding to British indie favourites The Smiths.Three years later, they packed up and shifted to Tokyo in search of new inspiration and regular trains.

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  • Avatar for favouritetree
    cracking new album chaps!
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    Countless listens in I still can't get enough of You're Dancing I'm Absorbed. Current favourite track: "Katsudon", incredible closer that it is.
  • Avatar for alma_matters
    Very nice album guys :)
  • Avatar for Duncanwalsh
    The Watanabes are now available to buy on ITUNES.
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    Caught live in a Dungeon in Tokyo:
  • Avatar for chris_tracy20
    Just grabbed 'Getting Over Yuka' from TADA Music. Fantastic stuff, chaps.

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