Spyair

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Spyair
Origin Nagoya, Japan
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Sony Music Japan, JPU Records (Europe)
Website www.spyair.net
Members Ike
Uz
Momiken
Kenta
Past members Enzel

Spyair (stylized as SPYAIR) is a Japanese rock band from Nagoya, formed in 2005. The band members are Ike (vocals), UZ (guitar/programming), Momiken (bass) and Kenta (drums).

Background[edit]

The band was formed in 2005 and self-produced many works up until 2009 when they signed with the Indie label U-Project. While with U-Project, they first released "Japanication" and "Kanjou Discord" until being signed to a major record deal with Sony Music in 2010. Their major debut single, "Liar", was released on August 11, 2010. The title song was used as the theme song for the television drama Hammer session!. It was then followed by "Last Moment", which was used as the 25th ending for the TV anime series Bleach.

On June 8, 2011, Spyair released their fourth single, "Samurai Heart (Some Like it Hot)", which was used as the 17th ending theme to the Gin Tama anime series. In early 2012, "My World" was used as the second ending for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. The song "0 Game (Love Game)" was used as an official soundtrack for the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. They will also sang the movie song for the second Gin Tama.[1] Movie, "Genjou Destruction."

Their new single "Naked" was released on September 5, 2012.[2] Following the release was an announcement for their second album, "Just Do It", which featured 12 tracks including "My World", "0 Game" and "Naked".[3]

Another single, "Wendy: It's You", was used as the theme song for drama series Koi Suru Hae Onna which started airing on November 2012.[4] After the release of "Wendy: It's You", Enzel announced that he would be leaving the band after their Nippon Budokan concert on December 18.[5] On December 18, the band successfully held their first live concert at the Nippon Budokan. They performed a total of 21 songs which included their latest singles. This concert was Enzel's last performance with the group. After the concert was another announcement for a new single, "Sakura Mitsutsuki", to be released on March 13, 2013. It was also to be used as the opening theme song for Gin Tama for the month of January.[6]

On September 23, 2013, Spyair's third studio album, Million, was released in the UK, Europe, and Russia by JPU Records. The CD version of the release included three bonus tracks; "Last Moment", "Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!)", and "My World".

The following month on October 11, 2013, their single "Just One Life" was used as the first opening to the anime "Samurai Flamenco" and their newest single "Imagination" released on April 6, 2014 as the first opening to the anime "Haikyuu".

Members[edit]

  • IKE (vocals)
  • Uz (guitar/programming)
  • Momiken (bass)
  • Kenta (drums)

Former member[edit]

  • DJ Enzel (DJ)[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Rockin' the World (2011)
  • Just Do It (2012)
  • Million (2013)
  • BEST (2014)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPYAIR to sing for upcoming 'Gintama' movie". tokyohive.com. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  2. ^ "SPYAIR announces new single, "Naked"". tokyohive.com. 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ "SPYAIR to release second album, "Just Do It"". tokyohive.com. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  4. ^ "SPYAIR to release new single, "WENDY ~It's You~"". tokyohive.com. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "SPYAIR holds their 1st live at Nippon Budokan + new single announcement". tokyohive.com. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  7. ^ "Profile | Spyair Official Web Site" (in Japanese). Spyair.net. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 

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