BRADIO

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BRADIO
Origin Japan
Genres
Years active 2010–present
Labels
  • D&S Records (2013–2014)
  • Hero Music Entertainment (2014–2017)
  • Warner Music Japan (2017–present)
Website bradio.jp
Members Takaaki Shingyoji
Soichi Ohyama
Ryosuke Sakai
Past members Takahiro Kitazawa
Yuki Tanabe

BRADIO (ブラディオ)[2] is a Japanese funk rock band. Their name is an acronym for "Break the Rule And Do Image On" and means that they will break the rules of everyday life, and while having a wonderful image all around, they will make a new good place.[3][4][5] The members call their fans "Funky Party People" (FPP).

History[edit]

In 2010, The Movie Archives' Takaaki Shingyoji and Yuki Tanabe formed BRADIO with Soichi Ohyama (ex-Gold End), Ryosuke Sakai (ex-Gold End), and Takahiro Kitazawa (ex-Awesome Dude).[6] That same year in December, they released their first demo and played in their first live concert. In April 2012, they released their second demo. In June 2012, Takahiro left the band and they were left with the current line up.[7]

They signed with D&S Records and released their first mini album, Diamond Pops, in October 2013. Bradio released their second mini-album, Swipe Times, in July 2014 under Hero Music Entertainment. Their first single "Otona Hit Parade/Step In Time" was released in November 2014.[7] At the beginning of 2015, their single, "Flyers", was used as the opening theme song for the anime Death Parade.[8][9]

On June 3, 2015, Bradio released their first full-length album, Power of Life. Their single "Hotel Alien", released on November 11, 2015, was used as the opening of the anime Peeping Life Season 1.[10]

Their first ballad single "Gift", was released on June 1, 2016. The single is used to expressed how to say thank you for all children to their mothers.[11] The second track, "Bring it on", is used in the Square Enix game Rungun-Cannonball for smartphones.[12]

Their single "Back to the Funk" was released on November 11, 2016.[13] Their second album, Freedom, was released on January 18, 2017.[14]

Their first major single "La pa Paradise" was released on October 11, 2017. This single is the first major single after they moved to the Warner Music Japan label.[15]

On January 15, 2018, Bradio announced on their website, that drummer Yuki Tanabe will leave the band.[16]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Takaaki Shingyoji (真行寺 貴秋)lead vocal (2010–present)
  • Soichi Ohyama (大山 聡一)guitar, vocals (2010–present)
  • Ryosuke Sakai (酒井 亮輔)bass, vocals (2010–present)
Former members
  • Takahiro Kitazawa (北澤 雄大)guitar (2010–2012)
  • Yuki Tanabe (田邊 有希)drums, vocals (2010–2018)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
JPN[17]
Power of Life 22
Freedom
  • Released: January 18, 2017
  • Label: Hero Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21
YES 19

Mini albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
JPN[17]
Diamond Pops
Swipe Times
  • Released: July 9, 2014
  • Label: Hero Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
120

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
JPN
Oricon
[18]
"Otona Hit Parade/Step in Time"
(オトナHit Parade/Step in Time)
2014 160 Power of Life
"Flyers" 2015 47
"Hotel Alien"
(HOTELエイリアン)
47 Freedom
"Gift"
(ギフト)
2016 51
"Back to the Funk"
"La Pa Paradise"[a] 2017 25 YES
"Kirameki Dancin'"
(きらめきDancin')
23

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The single is released after they move to Warner Music Japan, so they call this single as "1st major single".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese 'Death Parade' Band BRADIO to Perform First U.S. Show at A-Kon in Texas". Billboard. 2018-04-12. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  2. ^ "BRADIO" (in Japanese). BRADIO Official Site. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  3. ^ "BRADIOの記事まとめ" [BRADIO Overview]. Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  4. ^ "BRADIO Biography". BRADIO Official Site. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  5. ^ Ami, Rina (2014-02-14). "Diffusy presents 特典映像付きインタビュー" [Diffusy presents interview with bonus footage] (in Japanese). Diffusy. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  6. ^ 初日記 (in Japanese). Ameblo. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  7. ^ a b Yamaguchi, Tomoo (2014-07-10). "BRADIOのインタビュー" [BRADIO Interview]. Skream! (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  8. ^ "Video: BRADIO Literally Performs TV Anime "Death Parade" OP". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  9. ^ "BRADIO『デス・パレード』オープニング曲のアニメサイズ先行配信とシングル購入者特典を発表" (in Japanese). Jungle.ne.jp. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  10. ^ Kurashima, Takahiko (2016-05-26). "BRADIO×「Peeping Life」監督森りょういち" [BRADIO × "Peeping Life" Director Mori Ryoichi]. Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  11. ^ Sugiura, Mie (2015-11-11). "BRADIOの4人に、感動作『ギフト』についてインタビュー!" [Interview with BRADIO's 4 members about their inspirational work "Gift"!]. Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  12. ^ "BRADIO、新曲がスクエニ新ゲームのメインテーマに" [BRADIO's new song be the main theme for Square's new game]. Natalie (in Japanese). 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  13. ^ "Bradio to Release 5th Single "Back To The Funk"". Anime News Network. 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  14. ^ "BRADIO、新アルバム『FREEDOM』ジャケットと連動したティザー公開" [BRADIO's new album Freedom release]. Real Sound (in Japanese). 2017-01-14. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  15. ^ "BRADIO、ワーナーよりメジャーデビュー" [BRADIO's major debut with Warner]. Natalie (in Japanese). 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  16. ^ "BRADIOからドラマー田邊有希が脱退" [Drummer Yuki Tanabe withdraws from BRADIO]. Natalie (in Japanese). 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  17. ^ a b Oricon (in Japanese). BRADIO albums ranking.
  18. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). BRADIO singles ranking

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