In 1998 Jinichiro Iida and YUKARI formed Limited Express (has gone?) to make ‘exploding grooves’ in music. Jinichiro was listening to lots of Japanese alternative music while YUKARI was studying contemporary music at University.Joined by drummer Koji Narazaki they soon started performing in the Kansai area, already reknowned for bands such as Boredoms, Shonen Knife, Hanatarashi, Omoide Hatoba plus many many more.

Limited Express (has gone?) share some elements from that Kansai tradition but their live show shook up the scene because their sound, especially the way they are making grooves, was so fresh and unique.
In a short few years of touring Japan the audience reaction grew as people wanted to hear ‘real’ new music and the music media also began to take notice.

Soon they were taking part in the independent ‘KUISHINBOU BANZAI’ music festival in their hometown Kyoto which invites Japanese underground artists to play to audiences of 500 people or more.And later Limited Express (has gone?) organised the ‘BOROFESTA’ at Seibukoudo in Kyoto - a much bigger festival with audiences of 3000 or more and including local and international artists. Past festivals have featured ROVO, Bloodythirsty Butchers, Guitar Wolf, Deerhoof and Luna amongst others.
In the new century Limited Express (has gone?) have landed supports with such luminaires as Folk Implosion, Half Japanese, Blonde Redhead, Enon, Kinski and the 90 Day Men.

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