PROFILE

 

The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass
Punk Rock Trio from Tokyo, Japan

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      Kei Sofue   Yumi Uchizono  Miki Uchizono

Drums       Guitar/Vocals        Bass

 

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 ~荒野を駆けるアカバネの歌~
2005年東京で結成。パンク、ブルーズ、ロカビリー、ミクスチャー、ゴシックなどを背景
にしながらも、スタイルに執着することなく、創造的に独自の進化を続けるアカバネ。
ユミは世界の闇と光を特異な言葉で劇的に描く。ギターを焦燥的にかき鳴らし力強い歌声で
訴える。機智に富むミキのベースは情熱的にドライブする。ケイのたたき出すパワフルな
ドラムは強靭なグルーブを生み出す。アカバネの歌は聞くものを荒野へと駆り立てる。
フジロック(2016年前夜祭レッドマーキー)、SXSX (2012年 JAPAN NITE)、The Sunflower Festival(北アイルランド ベルファスト)
J-pop Summit Festival(サンフランシスコ)にヘッドライナーとしての出演、また3ヶ月に渡る北米ツアー、UKツアーなど
場数を踏んで来た国内外のライブで本物のロックファンから熱い支持を得ている。
今、東京が世界に勝負出来る本当の音楽の力を持つ生身のロックバンドが出現した。

 

  Bio

The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass were formed in Tokyo in 2005.
Bassist Miki Uchizono came up with the idea and founded the band. Soon after, she discovered the right people for their lineup: Power drummer Kei Sofue, a classmate of hers, behind the kit and sister Yumi Uchizono on lead vocals and guitar. And from there it all began.
The band conducted hundreds of shows and several recordings by 2012.
Then, 3 self-released albums were launched. They soon experienced several tours with those albums. Their earnest attitude towards their live performances caused them to be hailed by many,“THE band of live performance!” More and more, many started to recognize and respect them
for their blend of rockabilly and psychobilly vibes. Others identified them as a garage rock band. The band commented on this, saying that the most important element in their sound and spirit comes from punk as they they
have many songs with lyrics denouncing things or people denying or oppressing human rights.
In 2012, The Vulgars took to the stage at SXSW which ultimately led them to retun for a nationwide US tour. Over 2 months, they went from Southern California to NYC. Additionally, they were invited to J culture J culture J cultureconference conference conference and the J-pop Summit Festival pop Summit Festival pop Summit Festival as the headliner. The band made a recording during this tour. In 2013, they returned again to the United States with 2 full-length albums. One was “Proclamation,”
showing their straight up punk attitude, and the other was their first live-recorded album,“Live in Brooklyn. Live in Brooklyn.”
Having many shows on the road, the band met multitudes of music writers.
In doing so, they have appeared in articles, sometimes alongside the legendary power pop rock band, Shone Knife. Additionally, in one review, they were seen as the emerging new generation of bands that are renewing interest into J-Rock and its growing domestic and global impact.

 

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Press

”Sometimes they’re pegged as rockabilly, but they don’t employ an upright bass. And while guttural vocals and heavy guitar might make one assume they’re a hard-rock group, swinging melodies belie that descriptor.”
  - MTV IGGY

“American pop of the 1980’s featured mainly, male rockers from Gedi Lee to Prince singing in falsetto. Akabane Vulgars turned the tables and showed us feminine, female punchers emoting the devil inside.”
  - EXAMINER.COM

“This band is definitely worth seeing, if not only for the bragging rights of saying you saw them to friends five years from now.”
  - SCENE; gainsville.com