Tricot (band)

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Tricot
Origin Kyoto, Japan
Genres Math rock
Years active 2010–present
Labels Bakuretsu, Tower, Big Scary Monsters, Topshelf Records
Website tricot.tv
Members Ikumi "Ikkyu" Nakajima
Motoko "Motifour" Kida
Hiromi "Hirohiro" Sagane
Yuusuke Yoshida
Past members Kazutaka Komaki

Tricot (Japanese: トリコ, Hepburn: toriko, (often stylised tricot)) is a math rock band from Kyoto, Japan. Known for their intricate rhythms[1] and visual identity,[2] they have released four EPs and three full-length albums. They were described by Rolling Stone as "Adrenalized math rock sped up and given pop's candy coating".[3] They have toured extensively in Japan, as well as playing in Singapore,[4] the United Kingdom and Europe. In 2015 they launched their first North American tour, followed shortly by a full European tour in 2016.

History[edit]

Right after Kazutaka Komaki joined the band as drummer in 2011, they established their own label, BAKURETSU RECORDS.[5] In 2013, Tricot released their first full-length album T H E, which charted at #18 on the Oricon Albums Chart. The following year they toured Europe for four music festivals.[6] They later supported Pixies at the Eden Sessions in the UK.[7] In 2014, Kazutaka Komaki left the band due to musical differences.[8]

Tricot's second album A N D, released in 2015, charted at #34 on Oricon. The first single for the album, "E", was premiered on the NME website.[9] In March they performed their song "Niwa" in a live session, again premiered on NME, joined by all five drummers who played on the album.[10] The band's third full-length album, 3, was released in 2017, and was supported by a world tour and later 47-prefecture tour in Japan. At the end of the tour's final concert it was announced that Yuusuke Yoshida, who toured with Tricot since 2016, had become a full-time member and thus the second official drummer in the band's history.

Members[edit]

  • Ikumi "Ikkyu" Nakajima - vocals, guitar (2010–present)
  • Motoko "Motifour" Kida - guitar, backing vocals (2010–present)
  • Hiromi "Hirohiro" Sagane - bass, backing vocals (2010–present)
  • Yuusuke Yoshida - drums (2017–present; 2016–2017 touring)

Former members[edit]

  • Kazutaka Komaki - drums (2011-2014)
  • Miyoko Yamaguchi - drums (2015-2016; touring)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of full length albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[11]
World Albums
T H E 18 -
A N D 34 -
3 20 5

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[11]
Bakuretsu Tricot-san (爆裂トリコさん)
  • Released: 2 August 2011 (JPN)
  • Label: Bakuretsu
  • Formats: CD, digital download
46
Shōgakusei to Uchū (小学生と宇宙)
  • Released: 9 May 2012 (JPN)
  • Label: Bakuretsu
  • Formats: CD, digital download
57
Bakyūn EP (バキューンEP)
  • Released: 5 December 2012 (JPN)
  • Label: Bakuretsu
  • Formats: CD, digital download
51
KABUKU EP
  • Released: 27 April 2016 (JPN)
  • Label: Bakuretsu
  • Formats: CD, digital download
46

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