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Biography

School Food Punishment (formerly school food punishment) was a 4-piece electronic rock band formed in late 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. The founding members were Yumi Uchimura (内村友美, guitar & vocal), Atsushi Ueda (上田睦, bass), Masayuki Hasuo (蓮尾理之, keyboards), and Katsuya Katano (片野勝哉, drums). They released their first mini album early in 2007. "SCHOOL FOOD IS GOOD FOOD" (2007) provides interesting soundscapes and neat electronic tricks. The focus, however, is on Uchimura's soft, mature vocals, and Hasuo's piano work. The band showcases a smokey jazz lounge style, raw drum sounds, and a welcome dose of electronic atmosphere. During their years as an independent artist, Ueda and Katano left the band and were replaced with Hideaki Yamasaki (山崎英明, bass/chorus) and Osamu Hidai (比田井修, drums), respectively. In 2009, they signed with Sony Music Entertainment and made their major debut with the single futuristic imagination.

In 2012, the band announced after collective deliberation that it would be going on an indefinite hiatus. Currently, all four members are in different bands and Uchimura formed a new band called la la larks.

Major Releases
Mini Album : SCHOOL FOOD IS GOOD FOOD - 2007
Mini Album : air feel, color swim - 2007
Mini Album : Riff-rain - 2008
Album : amp-reflection - 2010
Album : Prog-Roid - 2011

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