THE KISH DOWN
THE KISH DOWN started activities in 2010. Vocal and guitarist Motoki, guitarist Genta, bassist Seiya and support drummer Hayato complete the current line-up of this cool Tokyo-based pop punk band.
Already in June 2010, they released their first demo “MY VARIOUS THOUGHT” with full five songs. The produced 300 copies were sold out pretty fast. It took some time for the band to produce their second demo, but in October 2011, THE KISH DOWN finally released “Another You”. The three songs on it even got played on American radio stations and received a good feedback from overseas. Since 2012, you can also buy this release on iTunes – besides that there are four more tracks (“Wasteland”, “High Jinks”, “Inside of Me” and “He Goes Nowhere”) available on iTunes.
In this year, THE KISH DOWN decided, that “Another You” should become the song for their first PV, which was directed by Tokyo Omnibus and published on July 4, 2012. Also, their song “Funny Trick” was chosen to be published on “Romantic Nobita Records Japanese Pop Punk Compilation 2012″, which was released on December 22, 2012.
However, from November 2012 on the band temporarily paused activities and, after passing through a member change, came back with full power in May 2013. Later in December 2013, THE KISH DOWN released their third demo “CRUSH YOUR MIND”, containing four songs, which is currently sold on their lives only. It’s high time to get to know this cool band now!
The sound of THE KISH DOWN is influenced by overseas artists and their sound, so they adopted it and developed their own style on this base. The band combines pop punk with catchy melody lines and powerful live shows. Their lyrics are in English, so they are undestandable to foreign fans as well. The guitars are very distinctive and never cease to amaze, switching from merely supporting Motoki’s almost rusky but clean voice to rocking solos, which make the listeners want to bang their head. Propulsive drum beats drive the songs forward, while the bass line supports the rich guitar sound. If you like, for example, some American pop punk bands, you will absolutely love THE KISH DOWN. But also if you simply like rock, pop or emo, you will definitely find another favourite band in THE KISH DOWN.
Get the music of THE KISH DOWN on iTunes