Nanbanjin are a mix of both ethnicities and styles, a half-cast bastard of a band. Melodious vocals weave their way around angular arrangements of guitar, bass, drums and other electronic noises in a genre that the band themselves term 'art pop'. Founding members Dai Evans and Eoin Jordan hail from Wales and England respectively, though have spent most of their adult lives in Japan, while drummer Manabu Mouri was born and raised in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. It is the fusion of their musical and cultural influences that gives Nanbanjin its edgy yet uplifting sound. Listen and hear for yourself. Having originally signed with Afronaut Records, they recently released their entire catalogue for free via TADA Music.
As of May 2010, Nanbanjin had to disband. Due to the fact that Bassist Eoin Jordan moved from Japan to China, with his wife (on a job offer). Though Dai and Manabu are currently trying to come up with a new sound…hope it goes well.
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