UPLIFT SPICE is a Japanese emo punk rock band formed in 2005 under Sledgehammer Music. The band members decided to form a band after doing some concerts around Tokyo that were quite successful. The band members are Chiori (Singer), Yookey (Guitar), Tobita (Drums), and Kenji (Bass). Atsushi Moriyasu (Bass) was a previous member of the band, but he left back in 2010.

 

They have released five albums and three mini-albums so far, the latest album being “OOO” released back in 2013. One of their songs was even featured in a film in 2007.

All of their albums have had quite a lot of success even out of Japan. In France some of their releases spent several weeks in the top 3 of the Japanese music chart on the French channel Nolife. They are so popular in France that they even got to tour the country for a month back in 2011.

They have not only released a lot of material during these past years, but have also gone on tour with other great artists like Saosin or The Used throughout Japan. As of 2014 they are touring in Japan again, but they will also stop in Europe, so don’t miss them!

 

 

 Chelo – April 2014

 

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