Tokyo Dragons were a London-based hard rock band. They achieved success in the UK and worldwide after releasing two successful albums, and touring with Nashville Pussy, The Quireboys, Status Quo, Do Me Bad Things and Winnebago Deal.
They appeared on Breaking Point, an MTV2 programme (sponsored by Island Records) in which ten bands were documented going through the process of being spotted, courted and then signed to a recording contract. The Tokyo Dragons were signed, and recorded Give Me the Fear at Rockfield Studios for Island Records in June 2004. The band released their first single, Teenage Screamers, in June 2004. It reached number 61 in the UK Singles Chart.
Their debut album, Give Me the Fear, was released in September 2005 and entered the UK Rock Album Chart at number 23. Shortly after this, in October of the same year, the band released their second single, Get 'Em Off, which entered the UK Singles Chart at number 75.
The band then co-headlined the first Nokia 'New School of Rock' Tour, with The Answer and The Sound Explosion. In June 2005, the band appeared at the Download Festival, playing on the 'Napster Stage'.
Steve Lomax and Mal Bruk then formed a new group, The Sabretooth Tiger Band, with Tom Shotton and Adam Mallett from the defunct band Do Me Bad Things. They played their debut gig on 5 December 2008 at The George Tavern in Whitechapel, London. In February 2014 Steve's new band The Sweat released their debut album Heavy Sweatin' via Bandcamp. Phil Martini meanwhile accepted a new role, drumming for The Quireboys - whom Tokyo Dragons had supported in 2005. The current occupation of bassist Mathias Stady is unknown; when asked in December 2008 who he was playing with, his reply was, "Myself".
|Release date||Song||UK Singles Chart|
|14 June 2004||"Teenage Screamers"||61|
|11 October 2004||"Get ' Em Off"||75|
|21 February 2005||"What the Hell"||59|
|6 February 2006||"Come On Baby"||-|
- "Chart Stats - Tokyo Dragons - Teenage Screamers". Retrieved 2007-03-09.
- "Chart Stats - Tokyo Dragons - Get 'Em Off". Retrieved 2007-03-09.
- "Download Festival 2005 lineup". Retrieved 2007-03-09.
- "Tokyo Dragons Myspace Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-04.
- "Sabretooth Tiger Band Myspace Profile". Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- "The Sweat on Bandcamp". Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- "The Quireboys Myspace Profile". Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 561. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.