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Hunting Pigeons

Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan | SELF

Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Hunting Pigeons"

Often served up with a touch of groove Hunting Pigeons‘ is a straightforward indie rock four-piece from Kobe, Japan. Along with bass player and former bandmate Kuniaki Kakusei (25m Floater), guitarist Noriaki Takagi, and drummer Kozo Nakamura (X-Discos, Overcoats) — Hunting Pigeons is the latest offering from former 25m Floater frontman Isseki Shirai. - ANUSAYA passionate about music!

"Album descripton"

Honeycomb Jukebox is the debut album from indie/alternative group Hunting Pigeons. This entirely self-produced and self-financed 12-track album feels like a time capsule from the 90s, back when "college rock" bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement roamed the earth. This is definitely worth a listen if you miss alternative radio.
- HearJapan

"Hey Guys Remember The 90s?: Hunting Pigeons"

The likes of “Decade In Crusade” and the easy-going “Box Full Of Vinyls” bring to mind the sort of catchy fare that dominated my Dad’s radio back in the day, the latter reminding me of Pavement but not because of wacky lyrics but because of a slacker energy radiating out of it. Good stuff, but towering above everything else Hunting Pigeons has released is “Like A Eunuch.” Whereas some of their songs come off like a tween who just saw Pulp Fiction for the first time in 2011, “Eunuch” could be a lost relic of those alt-radio days, anchored by a chorus both catchy and just waiting to be dissected by bong-side philosophers. - Make Believe Melodies The Latest On Music From Every Corner Of Japan


Haunted Visions EP
Bird Rock EP
Honeycomb Jukebox LP



when covid broke out, former 25m Floater's frontman Isseki Shirai had to press pause on all 3 bands he was in then. In the course of prolonged hiatus from performing on stage, he found himself becoming a bandless middle aged dad, almost broke, always busy with work, divorced and never going to shows.

yet he never stopped writing and recording music in his man cave with his long time collaborator Kakusei, who was the original drummer for 25m Floater.

No matter how old they got, the influence from 90's alternative rock never cease to haunt them, so they decided to fully embrace it this time and follow their hearts.

After scrapping a few album worth recorded material during this period, they finally came up with a batch of songs they think deserving an appropriate release. this would be the first one for them since 2018's Catholic Girlfriends self released album "Pop John Paul" 

when they were trying to figure out which band this new material should be for, it didn't take them too long to see clearly that none of their defunct post covid bands were suitable to claim that. Rather, purely from musical stand point, it seemed very appropriate to be released as new album for their first band 25m Floater. After all, the band was founded by those 2 dudes who worked thoroughly and relentlessly on the new music. So Isseki called up his old band mate Takemoto who is currently playing guitar for a hardcore band HMV, and he was in. Then after some brainstorming, they decided to recruit Utsumi (formerly of Tuff Wax) to fill the last missing part- the bass.

Once Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub gave a thumbs up, 25m Floater was a fixture of Kansai underground scene throughout late 90's to early 2000's. With their catchy melodies and sloppy distorted guitars, they had released couple albums and singles that lead them to perform at CMJ Music marathon `04 in NYC before breaking up in 2005.