Blue Friend - I Will Be Your Blue Friend (Tokyo, Japan)


Who It Is: Blue Friend - I Will Be Your Blue Friend; Dog Knights Productions (2014)

What It Sounds Like: Saetia, Orchid, Screamo what the fuck do you want from me


This is a particular release that I’ve waited for since I discovered the band late last year. Blue Friend is a screamo 4-piece based in Tokyo Japan of all places, which is not someplace that we see a ton of heavier releases that aren’t from visual kei dudes caked in makeup and feathers (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Love me some Dir En Grey) let alone releases that actually make it onto western shores to some capacity. As far as I’m concerned, the band hasn’t been around terribly long but has managed to churn out a 3 song demo and a few split tracks here and there with I Will Be Your Blue Friend being their official debut release, and I’ve gotta say it absolutely rips.

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Hi. Please welcome Nai Harvest to the Topshelf Records roster. We’ll be co-releasing their new EP Hold Open My Head with Dog Knights Productions on March 3, 2014. You can listen to a new song — the EP’s title track — over on NME Magazine right now. Pre-order info soon.

The band will also be on a UK tour with Gnarwolves later this month:

  • December 09, 2013 - Devizes, Corn Exchange
  • December 10, 2013 - Plymouth, White Rabbit
  • December 11, 2013 - Bristol, Exchange
  • December 12, 2013 - London, Old Blue Last
  • December 13, 2013 - Cambridge, Portland Arms
  • December 14, 2013 - Leeds, Cockpit
  • December 15, 2013 - Glasgow, Audio
  • December 16, 2013 - Nottingham, Red Rooms
  • December 17, 2013 - Lincoln, Scene
  • December 20, 2013 - Brighton, Haunt

Not familiar with Nai Harvest? Listen to their fantastic Whatever LP.


The Old Gray / Tiny Moving Parts 7”s are in! All pre-orders will be sent out some time next week, as soon as the inserts arrive.

If you ordered Sorority Noise and/or Shirokuma records; sorry but yours won’t be posted for another couple of weeks due to Record Store Day delays…

The half solid blue / half transparent blue is selling fast!