[ About THE MOLICE ]
The Molice hammered out their own sound while playing in Tokyo’s numerous rock venues and on tour in North America, Europe and Asia. This East/West hybrid sound has a wide appeal by being both catchy and edgy, incorporating rock n’ roll, classical, dance, shoegaze, alternative, and post-hardcore elements. Lead singer Rinko sings primarily in Japanese, but in a melodic rock style, in contrast to the more popular idol singing style in Japan. Her lyrics are often romantic, but sometimes venture into sci-fi, inspired by movies such as Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451.
The Molice are an alternative/post-hardcore/dance-core trio from Tokyo, formed in 2007 by the charismatic female singer/lyricist/guitarist Rinko and high tension guitarist Yuzuru Takeda. Drummer Hirofumi “Paro” Katsumoto joined in 2015 after a lineup change.
Drawing inspiration from 70’s punk DIY spirit, 80’s new wave stylish power pop, and 90’s unchained indies guitar rock, the band has hammered out their own sound while playing in Tokyo’s numerous rock venues and on tour in North America, Europe and Asia. This East/West hybrid sound has a wide appeal by being both catchy and edgy, incorporating rock n’ roll, classical, dance, shoegaze, alternative, and post-hardcore elements. Rinko sings primarily in Japanese, but in a melodic rock style, in contrast to the more popular idol singing style in Japan. Her lyrics are often romantic, but sometimes venture into sci-fi, inspired by movies such as Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451.
Since their beginning, the band has had a high percentage of foreigners amongst their fans. As a result, the Molice has received TV and radio coverage in a diverse range of countries such as Vietnam, the USA, France, the UK, Australia, Japan, and Portugal. The Molice’s second album “Catalystrock” also caught the attention of Good Charamel Records (owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls), who released the album in North America.
The Molice, now based in Buffalo, NY, are currently touring the US. Their eighth album ‘Gate’ is set for release on October 12th.
2007 The Molice debut.
2007 Performed at Summer Sonic Music Festival (Chiba, Japan).
2008 “Doctor Ray” (1st album) release.
2008 Music video appeared on Space Shower TV (Japan).
2008 Music video appeared on NOLIFE TV (France).
2009 UK mini tour.
2010 “Catalystrock” (2nd album) release.
2010 Appeared on Fox Japan’s “Backstage Pass” (Japan).
2010 Performed at C.A.M.A. festival (Hanoi, Vietnam).
2010 Performed at Anime Weekend Atlanta (Georgia, USA).
2010 The Molice sign with Robby Takac’s Good Charamel Records.
2011 Performed at Go! Go! Japan! Festival (Hanoi, Vietnam).
2011 Appeared in Yan TV (Vietnam).
2012 “Neugravity” (3rd album) release.
2014 “Resonance Love” (4th album) release with crowd funding support.
2015 Good Charamel Records released an exclusive version of Resonance Love called ‘Resonance Love +’ with 2 extra remixes
2015 Current drummer Hirofumi “Paro” Katsumoto joins The Molice.
2016 “5” (5th album) release.
2017 “Signs” (6th album) release and Northeast tour.
2017 “Live at Silo City” (7th album/ 1st live album) release
2018 “Gate” (8th album) release US tour.
[ THE MOLICE New album ‘GATE’ ]
Tokyo Japan’s The Molice are proud to announce the release of their 5th full length release “Gate” October 12th on Good Charamel Records worldwide. “Gate” was recorded in Buffalo, NY with The Goo Goo Doll Robby Takac and Engineer Brad Lauchert and Justin Rose.The album features exciting new music as well as re-recorded bonus tracks from past Molice releases featuring their current lineup.
The Molice has been in residence in the US since April, recording and touring while creating art and funding their endeavors with an incredibly successful “Gate” kickstarter campaign.
[ Listen the album ‘GATE’ ]
[ THE MOLICE Newアルバム『GATE』について]
THE MOLICEは、10月12日にGood Charamel Recordsから、アメリカレコーディングの初のフルアルバム『GATE』をリリースいたします。 『GATE』は、Goo Goo DollのRobby Takac、エンジニアBrad LauchertとJustin Roseらによってニューヨーク州バッファローでレコーディングされました。
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