Shinsei Kamattechan

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Shinsei Kamattechan
Origin Chiba, Japan
Genres Noise pop, shoegaze, electronica, avant-garde, indie pop
Years active 2007–present
Labels Warner Music Japan, Perfect Music
Website Official Website
Members Mono
Noko
Misako
Chibagin
Past members Sanshiro

Shinsei Kamattechan (神聖かまってちゃん?) is a Japanese rock band from Chiba. Formed in 2007, the band consists of Noko (lead vocal, guitar, keyboard, razor), Mono (bandleader, keyboard, guitar, tambourine), Misako (drums), and Chibagin (bass, chorus).

History[edit]

The band have grown an organic fanbase via online videos and so on, which is unusual in Japan. They released their debut album, Tomodachi o Koroshite Made (友だちを殺してまで, lit. "To Kill a Friend"), on 10 March 2010 on the indie label Perfect Music, which is run by their management company of the same name.

They later gained a deal with major label Warner Music Japan, with the album Tsumanne (つまんね, lit. "Boring") following on that label on 22 December 2010. On the same day, they also released Minna Shine (みんな死ね, lit. "Everyone Die") on Perfect Music.

On the 31st of August 2011, they released their fourth studio album, 8 Gatsu 32 Nichi e (8月32日へ, lit. "to August 32nd").[1]

The fictional movie Shinsei Kamattechan: Rock ‘n’ Roll wa Nariyamanai (劇場版・神聖かまってちゃん/ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ) revolving around the band itself was released by Spotted Productions in Japan on April 2, 2011.[2] The English language title of the movie is Ringing in Their Ears.[3]

Their music is a strange blend of pop melodies and piano with dark lyrics and punk sensibilities. Most of their songs are digitally altered by frontman Noko, who also uses heavy delay and pitchshifting effects on his vocals.

Media attention[edit]

Shinsei Kamattechan have received a lot of media attention in Japan, although Noko rarely does interviews.

They have also attracted attention from English-language media. They were interviewed (without Noko) in a video on the website of British magazine NME at Summer Sonic 2010,[4] and by The Japan Times newspaper,[5] and their debut album, Tomodachi o Koroshite Made, was reviewed by Metropolis magazine.[6] They have also been mentioned in various blogs.[7][8]

Broadcasts[edit]

The band are well known for broadcasting their activity on live-steaming video sites such as stickam, peercast, and Japanese popular video sharing website Nico Nico Douga. The member of the band, Noko is particularly notorious for his eccentric broadcasting methods.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Tracklisting Sales
Tomodachi wo Koroshite Made

友だちを殺してまで

lit. "To Kill a Friend"

  1. ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ
  2. ぺんてる
  3. 死にたい季節
  4. 23才の夏休み
  5. 学校に行きたくない
  6. ゆーれいみマン
  7. ちりとり
  8. [Secret Track]
Tsumanne

つまんね

lit. "Boring"

  1. 白いたまご
  2. 天使じゃ地上じゃちっそく死
  3. 美ちなる方へ
  4. 芋虫さん
  5. 黒いたまご
  6. 笛吹き花ちゃん
  7. 夜空の虫とどこまでも
  8. 通学LOW
  9. いかれたNeet
  10. さわやかな朝
  11. 晴天脱力
  12. オーディオトラック 12
Minna Shine

みんな死ね

lit. "Everyone Die"

  1. ねこラジ
  2. あるてぃめっとレイザー!
  3. ベイビーレイニーデイリー
  4. 自分らしく
  5. 怒鳴るゆめ
  6. 最悪な少女の将来
  7. スピード
  8. 男はロマンだぜ!たけだ君っ
  9. 神様それではひどいなり
  10. 僕のブルース
  11. ぽろりろりんなぼくもぎゃぎゃぎゃぎゃぎゃーん
  12. いくつになったら
  13. 口ずさめる様に
8 Gatsu 32 Nichi e

8月32日へ

lit. "to August 32nd"

  1. グロい花
  2. 22才の夏休み
  3. 夕暮れメモライザ
  4. コタツから眺める世界地図
  5. 映画
  6. 僕は頑張るよっ
  7. 制服b少年
  8. バグったのーみそ
  9. 23才の夏休み
  10. 26才の夏休み
Tanoshiine

楽しいね

lit. "Fun"

  1. 知恵ちゃんの聖書
  2. 仲間を探したい
  3. 友達なんていらない死ね
  4. コンクリートの向こう側へ
  5. ベルセウスの空
  6. 雨宮せつな
  7. 2年
  8. らんっ!
  9. 鳥みたくあるいてこっ
  10. 花ちゃんはリスかっ!
  11. [Hidden Track]

Singles[edit]

Title Album details Tracklisting Sales
Yuugata no Piano

夕方のピアノ

lit. "Evening Piano"

  • Released: 7 July 2010
  1. 夕方のピアノ
  2. 夕方のピアノ (Instrumental)
Let's go Budokan!

レッツゴー武道館っ!

lit. "Let's go to Nippon Budokan"

  • Released: 1 April 2011
  • Sold only at live concert
  1. レッツゴー武道館っ!
Yumeno End wa Itumo Mezamashi

夢のENDはいつも目覚まし!

lit. "An Alarm Clock Always Ends My Dream!"

  • Released: 28 March 2012
  • Collaborated with B.B.Queens
  • Track1 and 3 are written by B.B.Queens
  1. 夢のENDはいつも目覚まし!
  2. ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ(B.B.Queens version)
  3. ドレミファだいじょーぶ(Shinsei Kamattechan version)
Chietyan no Seisho

知恵ちゃんの聖書

lit. "Ms.Chie's Bible"

  • Released: 10 October 2012
  1. 知恵ちゃんの聖書
  2. 熱いハートがそうさせないよ
  3. おっさんの夢
Furontomemori

フロントメモリー

lit. "Front Memory"

  1. フロントメモリー feat.川本真琴
  2. 僕のHIPHOP
  3. ハワイ

Collaborations[edit]

Title Album details Tracklisting Involvement Sales
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko OP Single
  1. Os-宇宙人
  2. コタツから眺める世界地図
  3. Os-宇宙人 (off vocal ver.)
  4. コタツから眺める世界地図 (off vocal ver.)
  • Arrangement
  • Lyrics and composition by Noko

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