Mainliner (band)

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OriginTokyo, Japan
GenresNoise rock, psychedelic rock
Years active1995–present
LabelsCharnel Music, Fractal
Associated actsAcid Mothers Temple, High Rise, Musica Transonic, Ruins
MembersKawabata Makoto
Koji Shimura
Kawabe Taigen
Past membersHajime Koizumi
Asahito Nanjo
Tatsuya Yoshida

Mainliner are a noise rock band from Tokyo, Japan. The band was formed in 1995 by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and bassist Asahito Nanjo with the intention of creating a new form of psychedelic music.[1] They released four studio albums before the members went on hiatus to pursue other musical interests.[2] On December 20, 2011 Kawabata Makoto, Koji Shimura and newcomer Kawabe Taigen began recording material. The music from these sessions was released on May 13, 2013 on the new album Revelation Space. The band intends to take part in a world tour in support of the new album, starting with the UK in September.[3]



  1. ^ Cope, Julian (March 2001). "Mainliner: Mellow Out". Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Noise: NZ/Japan" (PDF). Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kawabata Makoto's Mainliner: Revelation Space". Riot Season. 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2013.

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