To celebrate the release of illion‘s first single BRAIN DRAIN, we decided to take a look back at Yojiro Noda’s hugely popular rock band RADWIMPS for our very first track of the week; ‘EDP ~Tonde Hi Ni Iru Natsu No Kimi~’. The song’s taken from RADWIMPS’ 2006 album RW3: Mujintou ni Motte Ikiwasureta Ichimai, and in our opinion captures their punkier, aggressive side. Click the album title or the sleeve-art to download it from Amazon MP3 (or click here for iTunes) and see what you think.

We’ve been big fans of when RADWIMPS crank the volume and rock out, and EDP is a great example of this. It also features a mish-mash of styles, including ska-inspired rhythms, a punk-rock sing along chorus (with F-bombs) and a verse structure reminiscent of their recent (and bloody awesome) single DADA. It all accumulates to a great track that is often overlooked. So if you’re new to RADWIMPS and wondering where to start on their vast catalogue, we’d recommend here for a taste of their harder side.


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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