Kra (band)

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Kra
Origin Japan
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, pop rock, funk rock
Years active 2001–present
Labels PS Company (2002-)
PluS Records (2001-2002)
Website Kra Official Site
Members Keiyuu
Taizo
Yura
Yasuno
Past members Mai

Kra is a Japanese visual kei rock band. Their music includes a variety of genres from pop, alternative, indie rock, funk and even an influence of jazz. Kra is signed to the PS company label and made their major label debut with the single "Heart Balance" on September 21, 2006.

History[edit]

The band formed in August 2001, and released their first demo tape, Brise, on May 18, 2002. The following November, they signed a contract with PS Company after releasing their second demo tape, Hard Lolita.

Members[edit]

  • Keiyuu: vocals, piano, guitar
  • Taizo: guitar, formerly in Zoro
  • Yuhra: bass
  • Yasuno: drums
Former member
  • Mai: guitar

It was announced in December 2010 that Mai would be retiring from the music business due to poor health and therefore leaving the band. His last concert with the band was on December 28 at C.C Lemon Hall.[1]

Discography[edit]

They have covered four songs from other PS Company bands as '36481?', which is their alter ego band, in an EP called 'Fiction'.

Demo Tapes[edit]

  • [2002.05.18] Brise
  • [2002.11.03] Hard Lolita (ハードロリータ)

Singles[edit]

  • [2004.03.10] Kuu (クゥ)
  • [2005.03.23] Yaneura no Kanrinin (屋根裏の管理人)
  • [2006.09.21] Heart Balance (ハートバランス)
  • [2006.12.06] Artman (アートマン) [2]
  • [2008.01.23] Yell
  • [2008.05.14] Kizuna (絆-キズナ-)Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's 1st Japanese opening theme
  • [2008.10.08] Amaoto wa Chopin no Shirabe (雨音はショパンの調べ)
  • [2009.06.10] Love Lab (ラブラボ)
  • [2009.10.28] Bird
  • [2010.08.10] Dennou Imagination (デンノヲ空想理論)
  • [2011.06.01] Fushigi na sekai kara no shotaijo (不思議な世界からの招待状)
  • [2012.09.23] Kakusei Distortion
  • [2013.09.11] Clown's Crown

Albums[edit]

  • [2007.03.07] Dhar・ma [3]
  • [2008.03.12] Escape (エスケープ)
  • [2009.02.04] Life ~ Today is a very good day to Die ~
  • [2010.02.24] Twinkle star
  • [2010.11.24] Gurico
  • [2011.10.26] Naro to Torte
  • [2013.02.27] Joker's KINGDOM

EPs[edit]

  • [2002.10.30] Boku to no Himitsu (ぼくとの秘密)
  • [2003.01.29] Kimi ni Shitsumon! (きみに質問!)
  • [2003.05.07] Circus Shounen (サーカス少年)
  • [2003.10.29] Brahman (ブラフマン)
  • [2003.10.29] Artman (アートマン)
  • [2004.03.10] Fiction (as 36481?[4])
  • [2005.04.20] Shiki Tabi no Sanposha (四季旅の散歩者)
  • [2005.08.17] ACID Maerchen
  • [2006.03.08] Krabian Night (ケラビアンナイト)
  • [2006.03.08] Hoshizora Ressha no Kiteki wo Kikinagara (星空列車の汽笛を聞きながら)
  • [2007.09.26] Creatures

DVD[edit]

  • [2004.12.22] Meisaku Gekijou (迷作劇場)
  • [2007.03.28] Court of Justice
  • [2008.07.23] Kra 2008: Oneman Live Yaonbirakidayo zeninshugo!
  • [2008.10.08] Kraction
  • [2010.07.07] Yaonbirakidayo zeninshugo! Part 2

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