THE RICECOOKERS

THE RICECOOKERS

 
New York, New York, USA
BandAlternativeIndie

Although having produced several theme songs for Japanese TV drama series and movies, the band has not felt comforted in the scene in Japan and decided to keep making music in the United States where the band was formed. The band is known for their out of soul live performance. Some who saw their show describes "Everyone just went crazy and all out until the very end. " (Nippon Project), "We may be actually looking at the first J-rock band to score a Grammy? " (I am Entertainment).

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Biography

THE RiCECOOKERS is a talent that cannot be compared to other bands and has an originality never seen before (Bounce Magazine, August 2011). And for a good reason.  THE RiCECOOKERS is a Japanese alternative rock band born in America.

THE RiCECOOKERS was formed in 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts by Tomomi Hiroishi (Vocals/ Guitar), Kota Fujii (Lead Guitar), Daisuke Wakabayashi (Bass) and Sohei Oyama (Drums) while studying at the Berklee College of Music. Tomomi was born and raised in Mexico City while the rest of the band grew up in Japan.

In the spring of 2010, THE RiCECOOKERS made their Japanese debut with a bilingual EP titled Four of our Songs followed by their first Tokyo tour. During one of their shows, a renowned Film Director Yukihiko Tsutsumi discovered them and placed their single NAMInoYUKUSAKI as a theme song for his TV drama series SPEC (TBS Network), SPEC-THE MOVIE 2012 (Toho),. THE RiCECOOKERS made history as the very first unknown Indie Band to be booked as a theme song for a major TV/Film series in Japan. After their dramatic debut, THE RiCECOOKERS quickly climbed the charts and became one of the most talked about bands in Asia. Tsutsumi later described THE RiCECOOKERS as the kind of rock music Ive been waiting for.

Soon after the release of NAMInoYUKUSAKI~TV SPECial COLLECTION, THE RiCECOOKERS became the #1 Indie Artist on the Billboard JAPAN Charts, as well as winning a nomination for the Best Independent Artist of the Year (2011) from Billboard Japan Music Awards.

The band has released their second full length album "parallax" in 2013 and the latest EP "again and again" in 2014.

THE RiCECOOKERS continue to tour in the United States and Japan and attend various musical events including CMJ Music Marathon.

Lyrics

NEVERDIE

Written By: Tomomi Hiroishi

NEVERDIE

Day and night, in and out and through a maze of dream and reality
I don't even recognize you now
As the light in your eyes, disappear

Now you’re lost in a world in an endless loop
A rerun of the same old show

What if I told you it’s all real, oh no
The life you have always dreamt you’d live
Is the life you were meant to lead
To the neverdie

Do you remember the days when you used to live your life by the second
Nothing else mattered but the vision in your mind
Making the world in your eyes, disappear

And the speeding world seemed would last for life
But then forever ended yesterday

What if I told you it’s all real, oh yeah
The days you dreamt got lost between your life? The strife?
No, you were meant to live
And now you’ll never

And now you’ll never…
Die

What if I told you it’s all real, oh no
The life you have always dreamt you’d live
Is the life you were meant to live,
So come with me,
To the neverdie

Paradise

Written By: Tomomi Hiroishi

When all else fails
You fall back to pretending
And act like nothings ending
“There’s nothing wrong with pretending”

They say he’s always waiting, high above the clouds
But so is our lost friend
Deep beneath this so called paradise

Would you agree?
Would you call this a your paradise?
Will you fight to stay?
And live to die?
Would you call this your paradise?
Call this your paradise?

I open my eyes
And everywhere I find to see
Lies in all affection
Hate in all direction
Even in my reflection
So I close my eyes
Now I don't see
Just like everyone else

There’s you and me
Yeah, we might lie some times
Act like nothings happening
Look the other way when they’re crying

But all in all
We are all the same
We hate some times
But we know we can fall for love from time to time

Will I fight for this?
Live to die?
Well give me one reason not to
This is my paradise
My paradise

Discography

Paradise (March 2012) E.P.
Parallax (February 2014) L.P.
Again and Again (August 2014) E.P.