ASTRONINJA

ASTRONINJA

BandRockPunk

"The most unquestionably weird, fashionably wonky and ninjaliciously unique band from ASIA and in the uber-verse!"

Biography

ASTRONINJA, made up of vocalist Levan 'Ninja' Wee, guitarists and Dong & Udon Juan, bassist Joel and the infallible BOBBY THE SHEEP, have gone from struggling underdogs in Singapore located in the belly button of Asia, to a brewing international success - seemingly overnight.

Since the launch of KISS MY ASTRO!, the band’s debut full-length album released in December 2008, ASTRONINJA have made their initial steps into the US and European markets with remarkable swiftness, selling 10,000 albums through their worldwide distribution channels in just under a month – making the band one of the best selling English local bands in their country’s history.

Building an army of thousands of loyal ninjas across the globe, this 100% Asian-made band has also infiltrated into the airwaves of FM and Internet radio across America in far-off locations like California, New York, Texas and Florida. They have also chalked up more than half a million streaming plays on all their Internet profiles in under three months.

Being proudly Asian while blending Western punk influences together, it is the uniqueness of ASTRONINJA's 'Asian Persuasions' that have captured the hearts of tens of thousands across the globe.

Levan Ninja explains, "We love being Asian and most of our punk influences come from Asian bands from Hong Kong and Japan. But we are also very influenced by a large number of Western bands like The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many more. So instead of merely mimicking the popular trends of today, I think that it is that unique cross-cultural element of Asian meet Western flavours that helped us appeal to the Americans and Europeans!"

Yet, there were no 'quick fixes' or 'overnight miracles' involved in the story of this 'little Singaporean band that could'. Explains Dong, "When we first went into our Internet promotions, we always engaged fans from all around the world on an individual level. We learn their names, know their interests and speak to them on a personable level. It is the least any band should do in return for their wonderful support and excitement for our music. Above all else, it was our down-to-earth approach that helped us gain the contacts we needed to break into the market"

ASTRONINJA are currently organizing their tour to the US this year. Informally dubbed the 2009 NINJAS ALIVE TOUR, the band will visit California, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio and various other states for an extensive cross-country tour to perform in several headlining concerts.

Says Udon Juan, "We hope to leave the Americans wanting to perform dropkicks with chopsticks on each other at the end of every show!"

Discography

2008 December: KISS MY ASTRO!
- 11 song debut from the band
Album available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, Paypal and CDBaby

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First single 'The Bukkake Udon Song' is currently being played in various indie stations in the US as well as Internet radio and national Singapore radio stations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTy_Ofs5Ak4

Watch the anime-inspired official music video of
THE BUKKAKE UDON SONG

Warning: One of the most deliciously random music videos ever made! Strange pelvis thrusting aliens invade Earth and try to turn the womenfolk into cups of instant noodles!

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Hear the streaming songs here and jiggle your wiggly bits to the giggly tunes!

MYSPACE: www.myspace.com/astroninary
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Astroninja/8118249979
PUREVOLUME: www.purevolume.com/astroninja
YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/AstroninjaTV

Set List

The Bukkake Udon Song
Anthem For The Ordinary
Holly Jean
Thunder
LucKY CuCumBer
Cacophony
YoYo Girl!