The Voublys are impressing the online sphere, racking up over 300k plays on their Spotify profile! The domain they’re used to is that of physical releases, but over the past few years, they’ve been building their online following one song at a time, and now they’ve caught the attention that will be their ticket to starting the big leagues! The Voublys are BACK, and it’s great to see!
Their Spotify has all sorts of treats for any lover of some aggro thrashing in their J Rock, and they’re starting to really find their niche within online fandoms – they offer a flavour of music that satisfies the cravings of a certain group of avid followers, leading to a cult following in the making! And what every cult hit band needs is a hub for its followers to congregate – to that end, their website is now LIVE, and you can check it out now at www.thevoublys.com! The site looks incredible, and we’re all looking forward to what kind of new spicy stuff we can expect from them in the future. When there’s news on the next adventure the Voublys decide to pursue, you can rest assured it’ll be on our Blue Pie news feed AND the new site, so check it out if you vibe with this tight little group from Japan!~
But if you’re new on the scene, allow us to break it down for you. The Voublys are a rock band comprised of three members – Tama, Mana, and Andy. They formed in 2010 at Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, and their songs suggest an alternate universe in which The Rolling Stones played Punk Rock, with elements of pop and folk music in the mix too. Influenced by 60’s beat rock bands, 70’s punk bands and grunge bands, the group has more than 1000 fans on internet radio! And with their Spotify profile turning heads like this and their new website launching and looking slick, we’re certain that their presence on internet radio at large is sure to elevate even more!
Meet The Crew
Tama is the band’s main composer, and he handles the vocals and lead guitar. Skilled with many genres of music, his pen won’t stop working its way across the page, and the music keeps on flowing – in and out of different genres, his creative versatility can’t be stopped. He has total control over the emotions within his guitar playing, and is capable of playing intense and powerful melodies, as well as gentle, emotional ones.
The band’s drum player, Mana has been playing as a professional drummer since he was 15 years old, giving him a wealth of experience across several years. Sometimes stylised as “MANA”, he stays true to his name, and brings “magic” to every stroke of the cymbal, every crash of the drums. Keeping the beat of the band on whatever musical journey they venture, Mana is there to keep everything measured and collected through his steady rhythms.
Finally, the bassist of the group aids in subtlety and giving weight to the melodies of the group. Andy is the youngest of the trio, but he has experience beyond his years, and his bass work helps give songs that firm ground to stand on, which they need if they wish to leap into the air and fly – luckily, as far as the Voublys are concerned, their songs always manage to achieve liftoff, and this is due in no small part to Andy supporting his fellow members with his funky strumming!
The Voublys are definitely a unique sound. Not quite J-Rock, not quite Punk, not quite Pop Rock, but somewhere in between. They’ve even been known to dabble with orchestral-styled vocals, such as with their collaborations with Clare Estelle in singles such as “Love’s Denied”. The mark of a truly creative artist is one that explores all genres available to them in their chosen passion, and all 3 of the Voublys tick that box with aplomb! We’re super keen to see where that takes them next… join us next time and check out their website, why don’t you? Plenty of thrashing adventures yet to be had with this trio!
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