Japanese Rock


Japanese Rockers The Telephones Look to Hang it Up (For Now)

To see more photos of the Telephones, check out @akiraishige, @nobu_thetelephones, @seijimatumoto and @ryoheeey on Instagram. For more music stories, head to Instagram @music.

For Telephones guitarist Akira Ishige (@akiraishige), the last decade has gone by in a flash.

“We’ve done nothing but this band for 10 years,” he says. “The year we made our mainstream debut, we probably saw each other for 300 days out of 365 days — maybe more.”

After 2015, Akira and his bandmates — Seiji Matsumoto (@seijimatumoto), Ryohei Nagashima (@ryoheeey) and Nobuaki Okamoto (@nobu_thetelephones) — will have to get used to not spending time together, as the Japanese rockers are set to take an indefinite and much deserved break. For bassist Ryohei, it will be a chance to try things outside of the daily grind of touring and band life.

“I spent the most sensitive years of my life playing for this band,” he says. “All of us have never experienced having regular jobs and being out in society — we want to have a fresh take on things and experience the hardships that we haven’t had the chance to experience.”

Though the members are set to go their separate ways, Ryohei states the obvious: music is and always will be a part of who he is, even when it’s not his full-time job. “I don’t dedicate all my time to music, as I love fishing and other outdoor sports,” he says. “I became a musician with the mindset that music is not necessarily everything for me. I don’t have to be heads down about music. I want it to be something that casually keeps flowing into my life.”

–Instagram @music

  • いいんですか?
  • RADWIMPS 4 ~おかずのごはん~

RADWIMPS - Is it Alright? (いいんですか?)

Every single reituki fanfic
  • Ruki:runs out of house from the family that disowned him in his fashionable designer pants
  • Reita:drives out from yakuza headquarters with the blood from his former victims
  • Ruki:pulls the hem of his t shirt down innocently as he smiles innocently with innocent eyes as he reaches the middle of a flower field
  • Reita:throws his motorbike to the ground in the middle of the field and runs manly against the smaller man grabbing him very manly and kissing him in a manly manner
  • Both:yells gay out on the top of their lungs

Huckleberryp’s giveaway.

I reached an amount of followers and I think it’s nice to do a giveaway for my followers to show them how much I appreciate and love them!

I’m giving away 2 albums to 1 winner.. I like both Korean Hip-hop and Japanese Rock and I know I have followers from both those fandoms so I’m trying to please everyone as much as I can.
What I’m giving away:

Korean Hiphop

  • Huckleberry P - Man In Black
  • The Cohort - ORCA-TAPE

Japanese Rock

  • The GazettE - Division (regular edition)
  • One Ok Rock - JINSEI x KIMI=

If you’re like me a fan of both genres and you want one khiphop and one jrock cd, that’s cool too.


  1. Reblog as much as you like but please don’t spam your followers.
  2. Like will get you an extra entry!
  3. It’s a giveaway for my followers so yes you have to follow me.

Important sidenote:

  • I pay for everything and I ship internationally
  • The winner will be chosen with http://www.random.org/
  • The winner must reply to me within 48 hours or I will choose a new winner
  • I will NOT announce the winner in public on my tumblr, neither will I tell you who won if you ask me. I have had some issues with that on my last giveaway. (the person who won got hate messages etc.)
  • The giveaway will end at November 22, 2013. At 6PM Timezone: UTC +01:00

 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Good luck my lovely followers 

any question left? Feel free to ask me anything.

(Excuse this crappy paint edit I made, my camera broke in a scooter accident I got into and my phone is from the stone age so it doesn’t take any decent pictures.)

sorry I had to post this again, something went wrong :(