Yoshimi P-We performing with the Boredoms at the 2006 Intonation Music Festival in Chicago
|Birth name||Yokota Yoshimi|
|Born||February 18, 1968|
|Genres||Noise, electronica, alternative dance|
|Associated acts||Boredoms, OOIOO, OLAibi, Free Kitten|
Yoshimi P-We, (born Yoshimi Yokota (横田佳美 Yokota Yoshimi) on February 18, 1968) is a Japanese musician best known for her role as the longest consistent drummer in the Japanese rock band Boredoms.
Alongside her drum playing skills with the Boredoms, she also performs on the vocals for OOIOO and also plays trumpets, guitars and keyboards as well.
Born in Okayama, Japan, Yoshimi joined her first band, U.F.O. or Die, with Yamatsuka Eye in 1986. Since 1997, she led the all-female band OOIOO and continues to contribute to the current incarnation of Boredoms.
Yoshimi has worked on a great number of other projects, most notably a raga band called Saicobaba, an ambient project called Yoshimi and Yuka, the tribal-drum-influenced OLAibi, and indie supergroup Free Kitten. She appeared as a session player and vocalist on the Flaming Lips' 2002 album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Yoshimi participated as drummer one in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance, which occurred on July 7, 2007, at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York.
Yoshimi and Yuka
- Flower with No Color (2003)
- OOIOO (1997)
- Feather Float (1999)
- Gold and Green (2000)
- Kila Kila Kila (2003)
- Taiga (2006)
- OOEYヨOO -EYヨ REMIX (Eye Remix EP) (2007)
- COCOCOOOIOO: The Best of Shock City 1997–2001
- Armonico Hewa (2009)
- Gamel (2013)
- Z-Rock Hawaii (1996)
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