The Birthday (band)

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The Birthday
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Garage rock
Blues rock
Punk rock
Years active 2006-present
Labels Universal Music Group
Associated acts Rosso
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Website The Birthday
Members Yusuke Chiba
Kenji Fujii
Haruki Hirai
Kazuyuki Kuhara
Past members Akinobu Imai

The Birthday is a Japanese garage rock formed by Yusuke Chiba and members of his previous bands, Rosso and Thee Michelle Gun Elephant.[1]


In June, 2006, Chiba and Imai announced the release of Rosso's album Emissions, and also that Rosso would go on a hiatus. Immediately after The Birthday was formed and in August of the same year, their first single Stupid was released. The band was formed with Yusuke Chiba as the leader, but with the intention that all the members would contribute to the songwriting process. In 2011 the band's lead guitarist Akinobu Imai left and in the same year Kenji Fujii, famous in Japan as a guitarist and songwriter of My Little Lover, joined them after a hiatus of some months.



  • Rollers Romantic (2006)
  • Teardrop (2007)
  • Night on Fool (2008)
  • Star Blows (2010)
  • Watch Your Blindside (2010)
  • I'm Just a Dog (2011)
  • Vision (2012)
  • Come Together (2014)


  • Stupid (2006)
  • Kiki The Pixy (2006)
  • Night Line (2007)
  • Alicia (2007)
  • Press Factory (2007)
  • Namida Ga Koboresou (2008)
  • Piano (2009)
  • Dig Zero (2010)
  • Maddy Cat Blues (2010)
  • Nazeka Kyouha (2011)
  • ROKA (2012)
  • Sayonara Saisyuuheiki (2012)

Other releases[edit]

  • Motel Radio Sixty Six (2008)
  • Party People (2008)
  • The Birthday Meets Love Grocer at On-U Sound Mixed by Adrian Sherwood (2009)


  1. ^ "The Birthday - UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN". 

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