Discovery: FEM

FEM, a new project from Japanese artist Cuushe, is a indie rock band whose new track Light is a delicate treasure.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Ryo Mitamura

I am a self-confessed ‘Japanophile’, and it goes doubly for their musical output. There is something about how Japanese artists absorb genres from around the world, impress on them their own culture and release them back as something perfected.

The latest example of this is FEM whose track Light combines soft, stained-glass vocals with layered indie rock that border on the epicness of post rock. It’s distinctly Japanese in its composition but universal in its joy.

Fans of Deerhoof, Little Dragon, 65daysofstatic and anime soundtracks will get a lot of out FEM’s music. Check out Light below.