Alexandros (band)

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[Alexandros]
Alexandros spaceshower.jpg
[Alexandros] at TOKYO MUSIC ODYSSEY 2016.
Left to right: Satoyasu, Hiroyuki, Yoohei, and Masaki.
Background information
Also known as
  • [A]
  • [Champagne] (2007–2014)
  • dros
OriginTokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active2007–present
Labels
Websitealexandros.jp
MembersYoohei Kawakami
Hiroyuki Isobe
Masaki Shirai
Satoyasu Shomura
Past membersHiroki Ishikawa (2007–2010)

Alexandros (アレキサンドロス, Arekisandorosu), stylized as [Alexandros] is a Japanese rock band, signed to RX-Records and managed by UK Project. On 28 March 2014, the band renamed to [Alexandros] from [Champagne] on request from Bureau du Champagne, Japan.[5]

On November 28, 2014, it was announced that the band would be signed to Universal Music Japan, starting from their single "Wataridori / Dracula la" (ワタリドリ, Dracula la) that was released in 2015.[6] Subsequent album and singles since 2015 have been released by Universal Music Japan.[7]

In 2018, their song "Mosquito Bite" was used as the theme for the live-action film adaptation of Bleach.[8] That same year, the band also contributed the theme song ("Arpeggio") and ending theme ("Your Song") to the Sega video game Judge Eyes.[9]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Yoohei Kawakami (川上 洋平, Kawakami Yōhei, born June 22, 1982) — vocals, guitar (2007–present)
  • Hiroyuki Isobe (磯部 寛之, Isobe Hiroyuki, born December 29, 1982) — bass guitar, backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Masaki Shirai (白井 眞輝, Shirai Masaki, born December 12, 1982) — guitar (2007–present)
  • Satoyasu Shomura (庄村 聡泰, Shōmura Satoyasu, born March 21, 1984)drums (2010–present)
Former members
  • Hiroki Ishikawa (石川 博基, Ishikawa Hiroki, born September 22, 1982) — drums (2007–2010)
Support Members
  • ROSE — keyboard (Original Group: THE LED SNAIL)
Timeline

Appearances[edit]

TV Variety Appearance[edit]

  • Welcome! [Alexandros] ( Formerly known as: Welcome! [Champagne] ) (June 2013 - March 2017, Space Shower TV ) [10]

Radio Appearance[edit]

  • SBS PopAsia 「J-Rock Sessions with [Alexandros]」with Yoohei and Hiro (September 2015 - June 2016, Australia SBS) [11]
  • SCHOOL OF LOCK! (October 2015 ~ Present, Tokyo FM) - Yoohei as "Kawakami-sensei" on the Tuesday Regular Corner「AlexandroLOCKS!」[12]

Movie[edit]

  • Kyou no Kira-kun (February 25, 2017) - Yoohei as an English Teacher, Cameo Appearance

Advertising[edit]

  • Apparel Brand 「glamb」 (2015-2016) - Yoohei as a model for the Spring Collection [13]

CMs[edit]

  • NTT DOCOMO「DOCOMO's Student Discount 『Ayanoxandros?』」(2017)
  • Tokyo Metro 「Find My Tokyo. 『Asakusa - Fun continues to live』」(2018) [14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
JPN
[15]
JPN
Physical

[16]
Where's My Potato?
(as [Champagne])
- 119
I Wanna Go to Hawaii.
(as [Champagne])
- 14
Schwarzenegger
(as [Champagne])
- 10
Me No Do Karate.
(as [Champagne])
- 13
ALXD 2 3
  • JPN: Gold
EXIST! 1 1
  • JPN: Gold
Sleepless in Brooklyn - 3
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
JPN
[17]
JPN
Physical

[18]
"City" 2010 - 57 I Wanna Go to Hawaii.
"You're So Sweet & I Love You" - 76
"Ie (言え, Say It)" 2011 - 35 Schwarzenegger
"Spy" 76 50
"Kill Me If You Can" 2012 77 24
"starrrrrr" 2013 17 13 Me No Do Karate.
"Namida ga Koboresou (涙がこぼれそう, Tears' Dropping)" -
"Forever Young" 19 11
"Run Away" 19 9 ALXD
"Oblivion" -
"Adventure" 2014 18 10
"Droshky!" -
"Wataridori (ワタリドリ, Migratory)" 2015 3 5
  • JPN: Platinum
"Dracula La" 75
"Girl A" 7 3
  • JPN: Gold
EXIST!
"New Wall" 2016 12 7
"I Want U to Love Me" -
"Swan" 4 5
"Snow Sound" 2017 4 8 N/A|TBA
"Ima made Kimi ga Naita Bun Torimodoso
(今まで君が泣いた分取り戻そう, Take Back What You've Shed Tears For)"
EXIST!
"Ashita Mata"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

DVD Releases[edit]

Number Title
1st It's Me And Me Against The World
  • Released: October 5, 2011
2nd I Thought It Was Only One Day
  • Released: October 17, 2012
3rd SPACE SHOWER TV presents Welcome! [Alexandros]
  • Released: December 24, 2014
4th [Alexandros] Live at Makuhari Messe "Taihen Oishu Gozaimasita"
  • Released: March 30, 2016
5th We Come In Peace Tour & Documentary
  • Released: July 26, 2017
6th CLIPS
  • Released: December 20, 2017

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japan Gold Disc Award
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 [Alexandros] New Artist of the Year[19] Won
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 "Swan" Best Rock Video Won
Space Shower Music Awards
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 [Alexandros] Best Rock Artist[20] Won

Tours and concerts[edit]

Japan[edit]

Overseas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sputnikmusic. Alexandros reviews, music, news
  2. ^ a b Cube-music. Alexandrosの基本情報
  3. ^ a b Robb, John (October 29, 2014). "[Alexandros] : live review from JAPAN NIGHT in TIMM : Tokyo Oct 2014". Louder Than War. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "[Alexandros] (ex-[Champagne]) interview (2013.05)". Japan Vibe. October 29, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "[Alexandros] Biography". [Alexandros] Official Site (in Japanese).
  6. ^ "[Alexandros] Discography". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "[Alexandros]、ユニバーサル ミュージックとパートナーシップを結び、新作をリリースへ". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ Minikhiem, Michelle (2018-12-04). "ALEXANDROS - Interview (2018)". JRock247. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  9. ^ SEGA. "Judgment". yakuza.sega.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  10. ^ "Welcome! [Alexandros]| SPACE SHOWER TV". Welcome! [Alexandros] | SPACE SHOWER TV (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  11. ^ "The J-Rock Sessions with [Alexandros]". SBS PopAsia. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  12. ^ "未来の鍵を握る学校 SCHOOL OF LOCK! アレキサンドLOCKS!". 未来の鍵を握る学校 SCHOOL OF LOCK! (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  13. ^ Inc., Natasha,. "川上洋平&金子ノブアキ、glamb春コレクションのモデルに - 音楽ナタリー". 音楽ナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  14. ^ Inc., Natasha,. "[ALEXANDROS]新曲で最果タヒとコラボ、東京メトロCMで石原さとみに瓦割り勧める(動画あり / コメントあり) - 音楽ナタリー". 音楽ナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  15. ^ http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot_albums
  16. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/498602/rank/album/
  17. ^ http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100
  18. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/498602/rank/single/
  19. ^ "Japan Gold Disc Award 2016". Japan Gold Disc Award (in Japanese). Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  20. ^ "スペシャ「MUSIC AWARDS」でドリカム2冠、BUMPは投票1位に". Natalie (in Japanese). February 29, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  21. ^ "Rock in Japan Festival 2010 Timetable". Rock in Japan Festival. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  22. ^ "Summer Sonic 2010 Lineup". Summer Sonic Festival. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  23. ^ "Rock in Japan Festival 2011 Timetable". Rock in Japan Festival. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  24. ^ "カサビアン来日公演に[Champagne]がサポート・アクトとして出演". Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). November 14, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  25. ^ "Rock in Japan Festival 2012 Timetable". Rock in Japan Festival. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  26. ^ "Rising Sun Rock Festival 2012 Lineup". Rising Sun Rock Festival. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  27. ^ "Muse Japan Tour 2013". Creativeman.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  28. ^ "[Alexandros]". Sync Music Japan. January 1, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  29. ^ "PRIMAL SCREAM JAPAN TOUR 2013". UK Project (in Japanese). Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  30. ^ "[Champagne]、Primal Scream東京公演をサポート". Natalie. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  31. ^ "More Aussies To Make The Great Escape To UK, As Festival Adds 100 Acts To Lineup". Tonedeaf. March 6, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  32. ^ Petrillo, Nick (October 16, 2013). "SXSW Announces Initial 2014 Music Lineup". Paste. Retrieved October 13, 2017.

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