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Mrs. GREEN APPLE
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Born in Japan and raised in London, Rina Sawayama graduated from Cambridge University and used the money she earned from modeling to pursue her music career. Signing with UK label Dirty Hit, she released her debut album Sawayama in 2020. It was a brave decision for Rina to release her debut album in the middle of a global pandemic, but this move dramatically jumpstarts her career. The critically acclaimed alternative pop album has been streamed over 100 million times worldwide since its release. The album Sawayama was ranked in the “Album of the Year” list by more than 50 media outlets including The New York Times (#2), The Guardian (#3), Dazed (#2), Rough Trade (#3), Rolling Stone (#6), Vogue (#14), and NME (#7). It was also featured in the BBC’s “Album of the Year”. Rina has been featured on the cover of many magazines including Billboard, T Magazine, Time Out London, Attitude Magazine, King Kong, Clash, DIY and many more.
The 1975 are an alternative rock band originating from Manchester, England. The band consists of four members who attended the same high school, led by Matthew Healy (Vo.). In 2013, they found mainstream chart success with Chocolate in the U.K. Singles Chart. Their band name comes from a scribblings found on the backpage of a poetry book that stated “1 June, The 1975.” In the early days of the band, they supported Muse and The Rolling Stones, and their debut album topped the U.K. album charts for four consecutive albums. The second album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It (2016) debuted at number one in the U.S. chart and took them to the world stage. The third album (2018) and fourth album (2020) both debuted at number 4 on the U.S. album charts and they are boasting a stable popularity. They are the one and only band that embraces all genres of music, is highly fashionable, and leads the times as activists.
The Offspring is a legend and innovator in the Southern California punk rock scene. After a frenzied Social Distortion show in 1984, Dexter and Greg, who were high school friends at the time, started the band in Garden Grove, Orange County, California. From a press run of 1,000 analog copies of their debut single, I’ll Be Waiting b/w Blackball, on their own label, Black Label, to a million-selling hit, The Offspring have sold over 40 million copies worldwide. The band now has four members: singer Dexter Holland, guitarist Noodles, drummer Pete Parada, and new bassist Todd Morse.
American female singer, songwriter and guitarist. After joining Polyphonic Spree as a touring member and Sufian Stevens, she started her solo career. As a musician, she also produces her own visual images, including artwork and stage costumes. The album Saint Vincent released in 2014 was critically acclaimed and won the 57th Grammy Award for “Best Alternative Music Album”, reached number 12 on the U.S. Charts, and ranked high on the best charts of the year in many media, attracting international attention. In October 2017, she released her fifth album Mass Seduction (containing the original version of New York), which reached the Top 10 on the U.S. and U.K. charts. At the 61st Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for “Best Alternative Music Album” and won “Best Recording Package” and “Best Rock Song” for the song “Masseduction”. Her first visit to Japan was in 2012, and she performed as a headliner at the 2017 Hostess Club All-Nighter, and returned to Japan for Summer Sonic in August 2018, captivating the Japanese audience. In May 2021, she released her new album, Daddy’s Home, which was nominated for a Grammy Award at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
A four-piece pop-punk band from Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Formed in 2003, the band consists of Alex Gaskarth (lead vocal, guitar), Jack Barakat (g), Zack Merrick (bass, backing vocal), and Rian Dawson (drums). They have two gold discs for their albums, three gold discs for their singles, a platinum disk for Dear Maria, Count Me In, and 500 million streaming views worldwide. The band have been and still is very successful in both the pop and punk scenes. After spending almost 20 years together, the members of the band have reignited the exciting feelings they had when they first formed, and released the album Wake up, Sunshine in 2020 with the experience and know-how they have accumulated over the years. Another version of Monsters was released in the same year, featuring popular American rapper Blackbear and actress/artist Demi Lovato. It was a big hit, dominating the U.S. billboard Alternative Airplay for 11 weeks at number one. In 2021, the band released a catchy new song PMA with the British indie rock band Pale Waves. Don’t miss them on stage at SUMMER SONIC 2022, their first visit to Japan in five years.
Formed in Tokyo in 2013.
The group consists of three members, male and female twin vocalists, with a musical style that mixes a wide range of musical roots such as POPS / Rock / Soul / R&B / Dance music of the members themselves.
In 2021, PORIN and the other members appeared in the movie “I Fell in Love Like a Flower Bouquet” as themselves, and their song, Wasurena, which was the inspiration song for the movie, became a huge hit with more than 1 billion views including related videos. At the end of the year, the group won the Best Work Award at the Japan Record Award and made its first appearance on the NHK Red and White Singing Contest.
On March 9, they released their fourth full album, Get Set, which includes seven consecutive streaming singles, and in April they are scheduled to start a nationwide tour, “Awesome Talks One Man Show 2022,” their first tour in about two years. The band will continue to evolve with the times and will further expand their activities both as a band and as individuals.
A solo project by Bea Kristi, who was born in Philippines’ Iloilo City and raised in London. BEABADOOBEE began her music career passionately in 2017, and her songs, which successfully capture the instability of teenagers, have gained popularity, especially among Generation Z youth. Her debut single Coffee was streamed over 300,000 times in a few days. In 2019, she released two EPs, Loveworm and Space Cadet, and won the Radar Award at the 2020 NME Awards. She was nominated for the BBC’s prestigious “Sound of 2020” and was also the support act for The 1975’s U.K. arena tour. She was featured on Powfu’s hit single Death Bed, which reached number one on Billboard’s “Hot Rock & Alternative Songs” chart, and dominated the global distribution charts with 4.1 billion views on TikTok and 500 million views on Spotify. Her debut album Fake It Flowers was released in 2020, and her EP, Our Extended Play was released in 2021.
Born in Golden, Texas, U.S. in 1988. A Nashville-based singer and songwriter, Kacey Musgraves signed with Mercury Records and made her album debut in 2013 with Same Trailer Different Park. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Country Albums chart. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014), she was nominated in four categories, including “Best New Artist”, and won two awards for “Best Country Album” (Same Trailer Different Park) and “Best Country Song” (Merry Go ‘Round). At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards (2019), the “”queen of grammys”” won the most awards with four, including “Album of the Year” (Golden Hour). Not only that, at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards (2022), Camera Roll from Star-Crossed is nominated for two awards: “Best Country Performance (Solo)” and “Best Country Song”. She is a global diva with over 3 billion total worldwide streaming views of all her songs. She has performed at many international music festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and Fuji Rock.
Formed in 2013, the group made its major debut in 2015 with the mini-album “Variety” from EMI Records. Since then, they have released one original album every year and continued steady live performances, and their first nationwide arena tour “The Garden of Eden” held from December 2019 sold out in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka (80,000 people) on the same day.
On July 8, 2020, the 5th anniversary of their major label debut, they released their first best album “5”, which reached No. 1 on the Oricon Weekly Combined Album Ranking and the Billboard Overall Album Chart. At the same time, they declared “Phase 1 Complete” and suddenly announced a hiatus.
Despite the hiatus, in February 2021, they teamed up with Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, to launch “Project-MGA,” a project to expand the opportunities for Mrs. GREEN APPLE.
In addition, six of their songs, Blue and Summer, Inferno, Tenbyou no Uta feat. Sonoko Inoue, Boku no Koto, Romanticism, and WanteD! WanteD! have reached over 100 million views on major streaming services (over 300 million views for Blue and Summer and Inferno). The total number of views of the songs that had been released before their hiatus has exceeded 2 billion (as of March 1, 2022).
After a hiatus of about 1 year and 8 months, the current members were formed, and in March 2022, the group resumed its activities as “Phase 2 Opening.” A new chapter for Mrs. GREEN APPLE has finally begun.
The Linda Lindas was formed in 2018 when former Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin Kontrol invited them on stage to play covers for Girlschool LA. After playing DIY gigs around Los Angeles, they performed as opening guest for Alice Bag and Bikini Kill at their reunion shows. Their debut EP was released in December 2020, and they were featured in Amy Poehler’s film “Moxie!” A performance at the LA Public Library on May 4, 2021 was streamed as an AAPI Heritage Month event, and the highlight, an intense performance of Racist, Sexist Boy, was viewed for over 4 million times on Instagram. The song was also praised by Hayley Williams, Questlove, Flea, Rage Against the Machine and members of Sonic Youth. After writing new songs, the band went into the studio with recording and production partner Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Bad Religion, Best Coast, Bleached, etc.) to complete their debut album, Growing Up. Incorporating elements of classic punk, post punk, power pop, and new wave, the four members perform timeless songs with their own style and energy. Their ever-growing songwriting skills and life experiences are what grows The Linda Lindas.
Formed in Brighton, Squid is a five piece band consisting of Ollie Judge (drums & lead vocals), Louis Borlase (guitar & vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (keyboards, strings, percussion), Laurie Nankivell (bass & brass) and Anton Pearson (guitar & vocals). The band has been selected for the BBC’s Sound of 2020, which has produced top stars such as Adele, Sam Smith, and Haim, and is attracting the most attention in the next generation U.K. indie/alternative scene, which is gaining momentum with upcoming artists such as Black Midi and Sorry. Squid will make their long-awaited first visit to Japan at Summer Sonic!