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Glasgow, United Kingdom (1993 – 2001)

Urusei Yatsura were a / band which formed in 1993 in Glasgow, Scotland. The band consisted of Graham Kemp (vocals, guitar), Fergus Lawrie (vocals, guitar), Elaine Graham (bass) and Ian Graham (drums). The band released four albums and reached #40 on the UK Singles Chart with their 1997 single “Hello Tiger” before disbanding in 2001. Kemp has since gone onto a solo career and the other three members have formed the group Projekt A-ko. The band is named after the manga by Rumiko Takahashi.

For music from the soundtrack CDs of the anime, film and OVA based on the aforementioned manga, please fix your tags to the composers of said music. Several related pop music and instrumental soundtrack CDs were released, including “Complete Music Box,” a 15-disc “perfect collection.”


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  • Coque13

    We miss you.

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • faggotamerica

    was just googling around the word urusei and found these fuckers, great fucking band. good anime too

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • wildbeards

    kewpies like watermelon!

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • johneirikd

    Also been into them since th emid 90's Saw them about 8 times in Edinburgh/Glasgow. Any of y'all bargain binners found the first album on 12" "hologram" glitter vinyl. It's not a hoogram but it's pretty glittery!

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • kuytville

    kewpies like watermelon.. Fuckin good song!

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • CFCantLee

    Just bought 'Slain' from a bargain bucket for £2.99 after I was told some good things.. Have to admit I'm really loving it! Wish I'd been around when they were :(

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • culturedeluxe

    Shocking how many people on here got into Urusei Yatsura through the bargain bin! Bought Siamese in early '96 myself and saw them about eight times.

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • indiepunkDD

    'We Are Yatsura' ....

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • shallow_dave

    "I reckon they would have been pretty great live!". They were! Saw them twice; first at the Arches in Glasgow on the "Slain By" tour and next at King Tuts on the "Everybody Loves" tour. A brilliant band; much missed. I like the Project A-Ko CD, though I think they will need a second guitarist to give these songs the justice they deserve.

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • ladyanorak87

    Simply awesome. 'Slain' and 'We Are Yatsura' are both fantastic efforts. I remember finding the Slain record in a bargain bin in the late Tempest at a very cheap £3.99 and getting it home, giving it a spin...and getting hooked. It was definitely one of the best lucky dip purchases i've made! Seriously, I will never tire of this band and only wish I was older to have appreciated them when they were going. I reckon they would have been pretty great live! Still, theres Prokekt A-ko now - been meaning to get 'Yoyodyne' since it came out and still haven't. Shocking but Soon... :)

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • indiepunkDD

    great ..why I've never heard of them before...but even they sound like a rawer/driver version of early fannies...thats cool

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • grizzlyjenkins

    just found "we are yatsura" in a pawn shop and bought it on a whim because it looked interesting. shit rules

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • eddyosaysyo

    anyone got a link for 'everybody loves urusei yatsura'? I can't find it anywhere.. thanks!

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • voodont

    Best japanese influenced Glaswegian band ever. FACT.

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Lonnie_dB

    <3 hello tiger....

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • Mycodenameis

    This is how indie-pop should sound

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Abstraktions

    I'm in love with this band, why aren't they as big as Pavement? Plus they're Scottish - awesome!

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Ctrl-Alt-Delete

    In my dictionary : Urusei Yatsura = the best indie band ever

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
  • jacquisadler

    The 'new project' mentioned by Electropapknit beneath me is 'The Violence Jack-off'. Meanwhile, 3/4 of Urusei Yatsura (Fergus, Elaine & Ian) finally have the first Projekt A-ko album ready for pre-sale orders. There's a link on their myspace page: and it's just £10 (including P&P, wherever you are in the world). Continued support from Urusei Yatsura fans is appreciated. Thanks. Jacqui (I run the Projekt A-ko Myspace page for the band)

    8 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Electropapknit

    New project featuring Fergus Lawrie of Urusei Yatsura playing at the Captains Rest, Glasgow on tuesday the 30th September. Also playing are Tall Firs(Ecstatic Peace). 8pm doors

    29 Sep 2008 Reply
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