1999 – present (18 years)
Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Japanese all girl trio - blending elements of punk, avant garde, free jazz, ska, surf and funk.
つしまみれ (tsushimamire) was formed in 1999 when Mari, Yayoi and Mizue were still University Students. The three began performing in clubs in Chiba prefecture and released their 1st demo CD 「ハンバーガーセット」 (HAMBURGER SET) in 2001, which was followed by another demo CD 「流血モヒカン」 (BLOODY MOHAWK). In 2004 the band toured across the United States with fellow all-girl bands BLEACH, NOODLES and Kokeshi Dolls, including a stop at the world-famous music event, South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Their debut album, 「創造妊娠」 (Pregnant Fantasy), was released from BENTEN TOKYO that summer. During March 2005 the girls yet again toured the states on the "Japan Girls Nite US Tour, tagging with girl-bands Noodles, Titan Go King's and Petty Booka. The tour took place in major cities such as NY, LA, SF, Chicago and Boston. It ended in a huge success, with both California showcases gathering a large audience that exceeded 400 people. The crowd loved the bands (especially because they were different from the ordinary girls-bands) and the girls responded by offering a dazzling performance. tsushimamire's name spread across the nation and they are still frequently spoken about amongst music fans as one of the best Japanese girl-bands. BENTEN LABEL will start to release Japanese artists in the United States, with tsushimamire set to become the label's first local release. The band was extremely popular as the opening stage act for "Suicide Girls Live Burlesque Tour", performing in 35 locations from September 30th to November 5th. That was followed by ANOTHER tour (yes they are tough), "Japan Girls Nite West Coast Tour", along with Amppez and Red Bacteria Vacuum, which included a performance in the ROCKGRL Music Conference in Seattle. They have just finished Japan Nite US tour 2006 (as a head liner) including SXSW appearance with 5 other leading bands in Japan such as ELLEGARDEN, PE'Z, STANCE PUNKS, The Emeralds etc.
ハンバーガーセット (HAMBURGER SET)
流血モヒカン (ryuuketsu MOHIKAN / Bloody Mohawk)
創造妊娠 (souzou ninshin / Pregnant Fantasy)
脳みそショートケーキ (noumiso SHORTCAKE)
つしまみれとロックとビアで (tsushimamire to ROCK to BEER de)
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