Female Fronted, Rock, Emo
After their previous band An end to your Fiction broke up on July 7, 2013, vocal Chisato, guitarist IO and guitarist ko-HEY! decided to form a new band instantly. With bassist Kanta and drummer Atsushi joining, dramatic girl’s emo band PHONICLINE started their activities in August 2013. They already released their first single “Daydream” on October 18, 2013 and began to play lives in Tokyo. Valentine’s Day 2014 saw their second release: The second single “アズライト” (Azuraito) contains two tracks, the title track being used for PHONICLINE’s first PV. People going to their numerous lives in this time might have been lucky, cause for their tour final on April 29, 2014, the band decided to hand out a free limit CD containing their track “Awaking my world”. Being active in the studio as well, PHONICLINE released their first mini-album “UP TO YOU”, containing five tracks, on August 27, 2014. One of these songs, “Primal Wings”, was chosen for their next PV.
During the years 2014 and 2015, emotional rock band PHONICLINE has been playing several lives in the area of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, gaining more and more fans. After uploading a trailer for their second mini-album, the band released “Frames” in April 2015, alongside their new PV for the first track “Flames”. To celebrate their release, they embarked on their first nation-wide tour in spring and summer 2015, holding their tour final on July 26 in GARRET udagawa.
Their EP “Frames” can be bought on CDJapan and iTunes, so please support PHONICLINE, if you like their sound!
The sound of PHONICLINE is strongly defined by Chisato’s powerful female voice and a frame of emotional rock tunes. Playful guitar melodies mingle with upbeat drum beats and catchy vocals ranging from mid-tones to high keys, giving PHONICLINE’s song an infectious note. All instrument parts are harmonizing very well, while Chisato’s sometimes clear, sometimes almost punky voice stand out in every song. Their lyrics are mainly in Japanese, decorated with one or another English phrase. But IO, ko-HEY!, Kanta and Atsushi know very well how to convince their audience when they get the chance to shine through those part of the songs without their vocal. PHONICLINE’s songs are diverse and entertaining and though they already seem to be well experienced by now, they most definitely have the ability to get even more professional and have some surprises up their musical sleeve. Since their live shows are fun, you should grab your chance if you happen to be in Japan when they play concerts. Let’s follow dramatic emo rock band PHONICLINE on their way from now on!
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