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1) A Japanese electronic rock quartet formed in 2005.
2) A New York-based indie rock quartet formed in 2001.

1. A Japanese electronic rock quartet formed in 2005.

The Telephones are Akira Ishige (石毛輝) - vocals, guitar, keyboard, Ryohei Nagashima (長島涼平) - bass & chorus, Nobuaki Okamoto (岡本伸明 ) - keyboard & chorus, and Seiji Matsumoto (松本誠治) - drums.

After playing their first show together in January of 2005, The Telephones began to ring with resounding potential. The electric, electronic rock quartet released their first demo in July of the same year and established their official line up in August. With their roster set, The Telephones released their second demo in February ‘06 and followed things up with a short summer tour around Kanto.

The Telephones released their debut mini album, We are the handclaps ep. on JULY RECORDS in April ‘07 and have continued to rock clubs with their disco and new wave-inspired rock anthems.
In 2008 they performed in festivals such as ARABAKI ROCK FEST’08, ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL, SUMMER SONIC and SWEET LOVE SHOWER.
2008.11.19. the telephones released their 2nd mini Album「Love&DISCO E.P.」DAIZAWA RECORDS.
2012.06 they held their first tour and performed oneman show 「SUPER DISCO Hits!!! the telephones ONE-MAN SHOW!!! ~『Love&DISCOE.P.』SPECIAL RELEASE PARTY ~」at Harajuku Laforet Museum with sold out.


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  • PeanutBigTop

    new album is great

    5 Jun 6:49pm Reply
  • IchigoSen


    24 Jan 5:52pm Reply
  • Wolf_Cola

    I... I... I think Laugh Cry is one of my favorite albums of 2013

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    Ring a bell is fantastic

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Kuritaa

    New album is dope!

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • Wolf_Cola

    Wow, that "Keep Your Disco" video... Their devotion to bad TV is serious.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • a_spaceman

    definitely not like TK lol

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Kioyn

    cursiveme, if you thinks so - i have bad news for you. You have problems with eyes and ears.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • cursiveme

    Am I the only one who thinks their vocalist is an exact copy of TK from Rin Toshite Shigure?

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Kumanosuke

    @ranmakawakita but apparently many people who like the telephones like mirraz and 9mm too, so in that way, they are "similar".

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ranmakawakita

    recommendations are so fail for japanese bands telephones are nnothing like the mirraz or 9mm. i'd say they are more like AFRICAEMO than anything else

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • a_spaceman


    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Granamonkey

    D.E.N.W.A. is now my ringtone. It had to be done.

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Eudes_Ferreira

    Tanto "Discoo", jesus!! (°_°)'

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ihateRBF

    Holy god damn, D.E.N.W.A. Can not stop laughing.

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    D.E.N.W.A is really good!!

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Eriol-kun


    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Kumanosuke

    new picture:

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • janibi

    It was so confusing at first. This video [] used a New York Telephones' photo with the Japanese Telephones' music. Also, here at the albums of the two bands are jumbled together. SO. For the benefit of everyone who hasn't noticed it yet (it took me a while to figure it out) Volume 1 (2009) Fight Night at Rodeo Dodo (2005) are albums by the New Yorkers. The rest --- Dance Floor Monsters (2009), We Love Telephones!!! (2010), Oh My Telephones!!! EP (2010) and A.B.C.D. EP (2010) --- are the ones by the Japanese.

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MatsuSkyline

    New Album is Nice =)

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
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