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Approved: Molice

By | Published on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Molice

Molice are not a band who keep their inspirations a secret. Not that they sound derivative, but their name is an amalgamation of the ‘olice’ from The Police, and the collective ‘mo’ of Jim Morrison, Moe Tucker and Morrissey.

Actually, none of the music of those names are especially prominent in the trio’s own, with late 70s punk, early 80s new wave and Pixies really shaping the sound they’ve carved into their own over four albums. The latest, ‘Resonance Love’, was released this year after the band raised money for the recording through Japanese crowdfunding site Fanbo, and it contains some of their strongest songs to date.

Their early set at last week’s Tokyo International Music Market also gave an opportunity to witness frontwoman Rinko’s infectious energy, an enthusiasm for the music she’s playing, and just being in front of an audience, clearly buzzing through her limbs as she strikes the chords out of her guitar.

She also explained in some detail, during an on stage interview after the set, why Molice are like the giant Gundam robot standing outside the shopping centre that housed the venue. But that’s another story. Right now, check out ‘Thinkers’ and ‘Sensitive City’ from ‘Resonance Love’:



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