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Seventeen Again

SEVENTEEN AGAiN are a punk/indie band from Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2004, the band debuted their first full-length album 『Never Wanna Be Seventeen Again』 in 2009 with a lineup consisting of Yabuson (ヤブソン) (vocals/guitar), Ushi (牛) (guitar), Hiroki Osawa (大澤ヒロキ) (bass), and ∴560∵ (drums). 『Never Wanna Be Seventeen Again』 (2009) and 『FUCK FOREVER』 (2012) were released on Osawa's I Hate Smoke Records--a haven for up-and-coming bands within the genre and subgenres of punk--as well as some tapes on the subsidiary label I Hate Smoke Tapes, run by Yabuson. Up until ...read more

SEVENTEEN AGAiN are a punk/indie band from Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2004, the band debuted their first full-length album 『Never Wanna Be Seventeen Again』 in 2009 with a lineup consisting of Yabuson (ヤブソン) (vocals/guitar), Ushi (牛) (guitar), Hiroki Osawa (大澤ヒロキ) (bass), and ∴560∵ (drums). 『Never Wanna Be Seventeen Again』 (2009) and 『FUCK FOREVER』 (2012) were released on Osawa's I Hate Smoke Records--a haven for up-and-coming bands within the genre and subgenres of punk--as well as some tapes on the subsidiary label I Hate Smoke Tapes, run by Yabuson. Up until 『FUCK FOREVER』, the band exhibited a sound that blended fast, aggressive and catchy punk melded with characteristics of alternative/indie rock, while becoming notorious for their manic live performances.

∴560∵ departed SEVENTEEN AGAiN in 2013; he remains the bass player for popular electronic pop rock band Wienners, whose members include longtime friends of SEVENTEEN AGAiN since high school. ∴560∵ was replaced by Kazu Suzuki (鈴木カズ). Through their association with Abiko Shinya--former bass player for the legendary Tokyo band Ging Nang Boyz, whom they met at a farewell party for Bob Vielma of American indie rock band Shinobu--SEVENTEEN AGAiN released their third album 『少数の脅威』 (2015) on Abiko's newly established label KiliKiliVilla. Unlike their previous albums, 『少数の脅威』 demonstrated newfound influences from indie/jangle pop bands like Literature (who they supported on the band's Japanese tour) and Real Estate, and featured cleaner production and lighter songs in contrast to the band's previous material.

On July 29, 2016, SEVENTEEN AGAiN performed for the last time with Ushi and Osawa, though it was assured that the band would continue without them. Mere days later, on August 3, Yabuson and Suzuki began performing as a two-piece for SEVENTEEN AGAiN's live appearances which continued tirelessly over the next months--even extending over a 4-date September tour--while the band searched for members to complete a new lineup. While the head of their label Abiko Shinya was in talks to join SEVENTEEN AGAiN as their new bass player, Yabuson was also considering ろっきー (Rocky)--formerly of the band フジロッ久(仮)--for the same role. Rocky was announced as SEVENTEEN AGAIN's new bassist on 1 January 2017, and the band subsequently made their debut as a three-piece at 新代田FEVER on 8 January for the 「KiliKiliVilla presents 不安と遊撃 vol.5」 show. « hide


LPs
少数の脅威
2015

4.5
1 Votes
Invoke
2014

FUCK FOREVER
11/21/2012

Never Wanna Be Seventeen Again
2009

EPs
スズキ
2017

LEMON
2015

恋人はアナキスト
2014

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