Underground Japanese punk rock band
formed in 2001 by bassist
, TAKU, and guitarist
Their music initially began as straight edge hardcore punk rock
but eventually faded to more appealing melodic softcore pop punk
, with most songs written after 2002 being written in English by frontman, TJF.
Established all-girl pop punk
, in 2002, which eventually grew larger than its founding fathers themselves.
Despite losing drummer
, HIRO, in early 2003, Inari
resurrected old school
punk rock to hundreds of Australian Japanese
Eventually evolved into NRE
after months of collaboration with Machikara
Yoko's Review: They usually played for the Japan Foundation in Sydney City locations or at North Sydney and opened most concerts with their energetic punk rock performances of long remembered songs such as "Ochiba (Fallen Leaves)", "Old Yesterday, New Tomorrow", "Save the World", "Remember Me" and "Sabishii". I presonally preferred their old 'hardcore' sound, but I personally think they sold out to all the younger teenagers who preferred their 'pop punk' sound. There was really no need for them to go pop punk because they had formed Machikara which was basically a female version of Inari's pop punk side which usually covered many of Inari's songs anyway. It was good while it lasted. There are still some other good Aussie Japanese indie bands around like A-Bomb, Wrecking Crew, and Oil.
Inari, you roxxors my soxxors!