Jun (musician)

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Jun
Also known as Attic
Born November 17, 1983
Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website GOTCHAROCKA Official site

Jun (stylized as JUN, born in Kobe, Hyōgo) is a Japanese visual kei rock musician and singer-songwriter. He is currently the guitarist of GOTCHAROCKA. Previously he was in the bands Se'lavy, Mar'derayla and Phantasmagoria, Spiv States (stylized as SPIV STATES and previously as spiv states) and released solo material under the alias Attic (stylized as attic) and under his own name.

Band history[edit]

Se'lavy and Mar'derayla[edit]

Jun's first known band was Se'lavy. Not much is known about them except that Iori was also in the group.[1] His second band Mar'derayla formed in 2002 and were signed to Under Code Production,[1] a sublabel of Free-Will run by Jun's future bandmate Kisaki. The group also contained Iori on guitar, Hayato on vocals, Hagane on bass and Rui on drums. Their debut mini-album Kiseki... Ring was released in May 2003, Rui left soon after and was replaced by Toki in June.[1] They announced they would be disbanding after the release of "Love & Peace & Horror" on March 10, 2004, but officially disbanded on August 1.[1]

Phantasmagoria[edit]

Solo[edit]

When Phantasmagoria disbanded in 2007, Jun quickly started releasing solo material under the name Attic. The first release being Atomic Smile on March 7 on Under Code Productions.[2] This was followed with Mechanical Ugly Gang on December 17.[3] He then released the single "Look for "Mr. Name"" on August 6, 2008, under his own name on the label Daiki Sound.[4] It came in two editions, each containing a different A-side.

Spiv States[edit]

Spiv States was formed as a duo in November 2009 with Jun on vocals and guitar and his longtime friend Iori also on guitar. They had their first show on November 18 and released their debut single "Viva Sonic" in December.[5] Spiv States became the first band signed to the record label Cloud in April 2010 and released the single "Flavor" on August 25, which featured former Plastic Tree drummer Hiroshi Sasabuchi.[6] Their next single "Glider" also featured Hiroshi. September 22, 2010 was the last show with Iori, as he left the group due to bad health caused by a herniated disc in his back.[7] Guitarist Ryo, bassist Zechs and drummer Seiya joined Spiv States in December. However, they all decided to leave the group and had their last concert on July 13, 2011. That same day was the release of the mini-album Futari no Hoshi, which featured former Die in Cries guitarist Takashi and Sads drummer Go. It included the song "Always", which was written after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[8] Jun continued Spiv States as the only official member with revolving support musicians. In 2012, Jun announced that Spiv States will be taking a break from all activities and leave the Maverick DC Label.[9]

GOTCHAROCKA[edit]

In May 2012, Jun started a new band with vocalist Jui (ex-Vidoll). [10] They were joined by guitarist Toya (ex-Charlotte) and bassist Shingo (ex-Sugar, Moran support).

Spiv States members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Seiya – support bass
  • Mikami – support drums
  • Iori – guitar (2009–2010)
  • Ryo – guitar (2010–2011)
  • Zechs (ゼクス?) – bass (2010–2011)
  • Seiya (聖也?) – drums (2010–2011)

Discography[edit]

With Spiv States
  • "Viva Sonic" (December 2009)
  • "Microbe" (January 2010)
  • "Mutant" (February 2010)
  • Novelty Hunter (May 19, 2010)
  • "Flavor" (フレーバー?, August 25, 2010)
  • "Glider" (グライダー?, November 17, 2010)
  • Futari no Hoshi (フタリノホシ?, July 13, 2011)
With Mar'derayla
  • Kiseki... Ring (軌跡...ring?, May 10, 2003)
  • ""Jyakukou" Rest" (「寂光」…rest?, August 10, 2003)
  • "Love & Peace & Horror" (March 10, 2004)
  • -"Senzai"... Marvel- (-「潜在」...marvel-?, May 26, 2004)
  • "Romantist Carnival" (July 21, 2004, split single with Karen)
With Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria discography

As Attic
  • Atomic Smile (March 7, 2007)
  • Mechanical Ugly Gang (December 19, 2007) Oricon Ranking: #86 (Type B)[11]
As Jun
  • "Look for "Mr. Name"" (August 6, 2008)
With GOTCHAROCKA
  • Gotcha6ka (July 1, 2012)
  • Hydrag (August 29,2012)
  • Virginity (December 19, 2012)
  • Poisonous Berry (March 6, 2013)
  • Crisis (July 17, 2013)
  • Short Cake (December 4, 2013)
  • Gekiai (June 4, 2014)
  • Alarm (July 2, 2014)
  • 8kaika (September 23, 2014)
  • GPS (January 13, 2015)
  • Emotion/Director's Cut (April 8, 2015)
  • Royale (June 17, 2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mar'derayla". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Atomic Smile". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Mechanical Ugly Gang". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  4. ^ "look for "Mr. Name"". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  5. ^ "spiv states". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  6. ^ "New record label CLOUD to release spiv states album". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  7. ^ "IORI leaves spiv states". shattered-tranquility.net. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  8. ^ "SPIV STATES (JUN) Interview". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  9. ^ http://www.jpopasia.com/news/spiv-states-taking-a-break::10911.html
  10. ^ http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-108631-gotcharocka.html
  11. ^ atticのシングル売り上げランキング. oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-19.

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