15 Nov LOVEBITES and FEMM at The Underworld, Camden – 27 November
Two fantastic acts from Japan descend on The Underworld, Camden for one very special night on Monday 27 November 2017. The rare showcase will feature sets from metal heroines LOVEBITES, whose debut EP and album has received praise from members of MegaDeth, Alice Cooper and Stratovarius; and FEMM, an electronic rap and dance duo consisting of sentient mannequins RiRi and Lula, sent from the year 20XX, New-Tokyo, and rated “One to watch” by Huffington Post and Artist of the Week by MTV IGGY. They will be joined by local chip tune hero Shirobon.
Venue: The Underworld, 174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0NE.
£10 adv. tickets: https://www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk/events/2017-11-27-lovebites-and-femm-the-underworld
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/140356109922936/
Citing influences that include Iron Maiden, Anthrax and Sodom, band leader and bass-player miho comments, “I really wanted to perform heavy metal in a band with other women, and create the kind of music that even non-metal fans would say ‘wow, metal is so cool’ about. That’s why I created LOVEBITES”.
The members of LOVEBITES are no strangers to the music industry. Founding members Miho and Haruna have been session musicians for a number of top acts, and were originally part of the popular all-girl metal band DESTROSE. Vocalist Asami – who has been doing classical ballet since the age of two, and studied jazz and hip hop dance in the United States of America – has toured as backing vocalist for the likes of VAMPS (JPN) and UVERworld; guitarist Midori has been signed to a major Japanese label where she built a reputation for the speed of her guitar solos; Mi-ya has been playing piano since the age of three and is also in a band with SIAM SHADE’s bass-player called 21g.
LOVEBITES started working on their first EP at the end of 2016, joined by the amazing engineering team of Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila from Finland who are known for their work with Nightwish, Children Of Bodom and Amorphis to name a few. The LOVEBITES EP was the culmination of those sessions, released in mid-2017. In August, Mi-ya became a full member of LOVEBITES and, as a full 5-member group, they released their first full album, Awakening From Abyss, out now from JPU Records.
FEMM broke out of Japan with their feisty video “Fxxk Boyz Get Money”, a smash hit anthem with attitude and twerk moves like none before them. The video has had over 1.6 million views on YouTube and has been shared by fashionistas and influencers worldwide.
“Vice” in the US, rave about them as a “Supergroup”. On MTV IGGY, by an overwhelming 97.7% vote in their favour, they won ‘Artist of the Week.’ Their online-only album “Femm-Isation” hit the 10th in the World Music chart within the American Billboard.
In Japan, they starred in a series of TV ads for Google Android. Plus, in 2016, they had a major debut with their first EP and album “PoW!/ L.C.S +Femm-Isation” which had its debut on Google Android’s TV-CM New Android TV. Four music videos following this debut have been heavily repeated on MTV Japan.
They also had digital album Femm-Isation released physically in the UK, leading to Huffington Post Entertainment UK selecting FEMM as one of the “6 acts to watch in 2016” and had a feature in the internationally recognised art website Creators Project, taking a deeper look into the production and fashion behind some of FEMM’s music videos. Recently FEMM released “80s/90s J-POP REVIVAL” album and charted TOP 10 on Spotify JAPAN VIRAL CHART!!
FEMM is set to perform a rare set at The Underworld, and will keep making leaps in Japan and overseas.