1996 – 2008 (11 years)
Syrup16g is a rock band from Tokyo, Japan, formed in 1993, known for their sound style and depressing lyrics. Syrup16g formed when Igarashi and drummer Nakahata Daiki met at vocational school in Sendai and decided to form a band. Shortly after, bassist Satou Motoaki and a short-lived vocalist joined the band. In 1996, the vocalist left and guitarist Igarashi (who had written the songs all along) took over vocal duties. From the release of their first 6 song demo EP in 1998 until 2001, the band built quite a name for themselves in the Sendai indie scene, attracting the attention of indie label Daizawa Records. In 2001, Syrup's first album, Copy was released on Daizawa records to critical acclaim, with the record-release show at Shimokitazawa's Club Que selling out. Their major label debut on Columbia, Coup D'etat, followed in 2002. Shortly after the release of Coup D'etat, bassist Satoh parted ways with the band, and Studio Apes bassist Kitada Maki joined to replace him. For about 3 years, Syrup16g kept up a backbreaking pace of touring and studio work, consistently releasing more than one album a year and never failing to both tour in support of the albums and appear at major events such as the Rock in Japan Festival and the Fuji Rock Festival. In addition, they have released two live DVDs and a number of singles. At a December 7, 2007 concert at NHK Hall, the band announced that it would dissolve. They played their last live in Budoukan on March 1st, 2008. However, on June 27, 2014 it was announced that the band had plans to reunite and release a new album, called Hurt. The band will be on tour in Japan in July 2015.
五十嵐隆 (Igarashi Takashi, Vocal/Guitar)
中畑大樹 (Nakahata Daiki, Drums)
キタダマキ (Kitada Maki, Bass)
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