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Photo by Yusuke Yamantani

THE NOVEMBERS

Yusuke Kobayashi / Vocal & Guitar
Kengo Matsumoto / Guitar
Hirofumi Takamatsu / Bass
Ryosuke Yoshiki / Drums

2005年結成のオルタナティブロックバンド。2007年にUK PROJECTより1st EP「THE NOVEMBERS」でデビュー。様々な国内フェスティバルに出演。
2013年10月からは自主レーベル「MERZ」を立ち上げ、 2014年には「FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL」 のRED MARQUEEに出演。海外ミュージシャン来日公演の出演も多く、TELEVISION,NO AGE,Mystery Jets,Wild Nothing,Thee Oh Sees,Dot Hacker,ASTROBRIGHT,YUCK等とも共演。

小林祐介(Vo/Gt)はソロプロジェクト「Pale im Pelz」や 、CHARA,yukihiro(L‘Arc~en~Ciel),Die(DIR EN GREY)のサポート、浅井健一と有松益男(Back Drop Bomb)とのROMEO`s bloodでも活動。ケンゴマツモト(Gt)は、園子温のポエトリーリーディングセッションや映画「ラブ&ピース」にも出演。高松浩史(Ba)はLillies and Remainsのサポート、吉木諒祐(Dr)はYEN TOWN BANDやトクマルシューゴ率いるGellersのサポートなども行う。

2015年10月にはBlankey Jet CityやGLAYなどのプロデュースを手掛けた土屋昌巳を迎え、5th EP「Elegance」をリリース。
2016年は結成11周年ということで精力的な活動を行い、Boris,Klan Aileen,MONO,ROTH BART BARON,ART-SCHOOL,polly,Burgh,acid android,石野卓球,The Birthday等錚々たるアーティストを次々に自主企画「首」に迎える。2016年9月に6枚目のアルバム「Hallelujah」をMAGNIPH/HOSTESSからの日本人第一弾作品としてリリース。そして11周年の11月11日新木場スタジオコーストワンマン公演を行う予定。

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THE NOVEMBERS is an alternative rock band formed in 2005. They released their debut EP “THE NOVEMBERS” from UK PROJECT in 2007. They launched their independent label “MERZ” from October 2013 and also played a variety of Japanese festivals, such as appearing at the Red Marquee stage at Fuji Rock Festival in 2004.

THE NOVEMBERS have also opened for many international bands when playing Japan, such as Television, No Age, Mystery Jets, Wild Nothing, Thee Oh Sees, Dot Hacker, Astrobright and Yuck.

Yusuke Kobayashi (Vo / Gt) from the band also has his own solo project “Pale im Pelz”, and has played with artists such as Chara, yukihiro (L’Arc ~ en ~ Ciel), supported Die (DIR EN GREY), and Kenichi Asai and Masuo Arimatsu (Back Drop Bomb) and Romeo`s blood. Kengo Matsumoto (Gt) has also appeared in Sono Shion’s poetry reading sessions and appeared in the movie “Love & Peace”. Hirofumi Takamatsu (Ba) also plays in the band “Lillies and Remains”, Ryosuke Yoshiki (Dr) also plays in the YEN TOWN BAND and also Shugo Tokumaru’s band Gellers.

In October 2015 Masami Tsuchiya, who produced Blankey Jet City, joined the band and they released their 5th EP “Elegance”. The band are busy in 2016, the 11th anniversary of their formation with their self-produced event “KUBI” where they perform with bands such as Boris, Klan Aileen, MONO, Roth Bart Baron, Art-School, Burgh, acid android,Takkyu Ishino, and The Birthday .In September, 2016 they released their 6th album “Hallelujah”, the first Japanese artist from the MAGNIPH / Hostess joint label. They will play their 11th anniversary show on the 11th of November at Shinkiba STUDIO CAOST in Tokyo.

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influenced by
The Cure
The Smiths
David Bowie
Einstürzende Neubauten
Siouxsie And The Banshees
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Velvet Underground
Echo & The Bunnymen
Jesus and Mary Chain
Les Rallizes Dénudés
The Durutti Column
L’Arc~en~Ciel
Cocteau Twins
ART-SCHOOL
Joy Division
Steve Reich
Killing Joke
Neil Young
Erik Satie
Stereolab
Man Ray
Bauhaus
The xx
Wilco
NEU!
Wire
dip
Ride
Pixes
Arcade Fire
Depeche Mode
Scott Walker
Silver Apples
Stan Brakhage
Nam June Paik
Toru Takemitsu
Marcel Duchamp
The Flaming Lips
The Birthday Party
etc………………………………….