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New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
Band Pop Punk


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"Super fun-time punk explosion No.1!"

When your live show features Kaiju Big Battel style wrestling (with human bowling!) then you'd better be able to bring the crazy with your songs. On their fifth full-length, self-described "action comic punks" Peelander-Z put sanity in a headlock and work up enough spastic energy with their short blasts of bilingual punk to defeat even the most boring of killjoy mini-bosses. At times it seems less like the band are playing their instruments than punching the buttons on a wicked combo attack. Yes, it may seem like campy, Engrish cos-play to some, but with songs at fun as Clash-on-a-cartoon-bender "Let's Go! Karaoke Party!" you'd have to be a real bakayaro not to play along. - Luke O'Neil - AP Magazine

"Peelander-Z P-POP-HIGH SCHOOL Review"

It's party time again! Peelander-Z is back from space with their most handsome record to date. Musically, they've grown, but the subject matter hasn't suffered. Chock full of songs about the finer things in life-karaoke, ninjas and duct tape-this is punk rock the way the Ramones could never foresee it. While P-POP-HIGH SCHOOL serves is purpose as an album, it'll serve a greater purpose as an addition to PZ's notorious live show. For the song "Pillow Pillow" I suggest a giant pillow fight. - Kyle Timlin - Beyond Race Magazine

"Japanese action comic punk band rocks hard with their fifth full-length album"

If a mad scientist genetically spliced together The Ramones and the Power Rangers, and then that creation was raised by a pack of hyenas, the result would be Peelander-Z.

The colorfully clad, self-described “Japanese action comic punk band” from New York developed a cult following with their high-energy, heavy audience-participated concerts. From jump-roping with their fans to wrecklessly throwing around their bodies in human bowling, the band is a marvel to behold live.

Oh, and their music’s not bad either.

In P-Pop-High School, Peelander-Z fills their fifth full-length album with a bevy of simple, catchy lyrics laid over energetic, head-nodding melodies.

Just as in their previous efforts, Peelander-Z’s lyrics are all short broken English phrases. But placed over sweet-sounding electric tunes, one can’t help but sing along. “Let’s Go! Karaoke Party!” features upbeat guitar riffs with fun lyrics about singing, dancing and drinking.

The band slows things down with their six-minute ballad, “Gimme Smile.” Echoing muted plucks accompany electric strums as Peelander Yellow’s rough vocals come in with whimsical lines: Thank you for coming to see my show // Don’t forget to bring your mom down next time. Heavy electric riffs enter with the chorus, followed by acoustic strums adding to the richness of the song.

But the best part is the humor the band inserts into its lyrics. In “So Many Mike,” the band ponders why they know so many Mikes. In “Super Health,” they makes a play on words with repeated chants of “what the health.” Peelander Yellow provides humorous dialogue in the middle of “P-Zombie-Z” in between the chorus lines of “bi-bi-bite you.”

With P-Pop-High School, Peelander-Z continues to follow the spirit of punk with its simple formula of rocking hard and having fun to a simple message. It's mindless, entertaining music. -


Peelander-Z (1999)
Rocket Gold Star (2001)
P-Bone Steak (2003)
Dancing Friendly (2005)
Happee Mania (2006)



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PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in NYC, was originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they'll tell you they're all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.

Peelander-Z has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, and played with artists such as Buckethead, Electric SIx, Particles, The Vibrators, and Guitar Wolf. Peelander-Z has also been featured on TV programs like VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade, Spike TV's MXC: Most Extreme Challenge, and Anime Network. They also often perform at Anime conventions and festivals all over the US, as well as at Kaiju Big Battel.

At their live show, you'll see the band in colorful costumes reminiscent of Japanese Animation, though they describe their outfit as their skin. Their shows guarantee intense audience participation and chance to exercise with the band. "Do human bowling with us. Do limbo dancing with us. Do karaoke competition with us. Hit our cowbell with us," says Yellow. " Don't be shy, give us your smile! We can beat your stress! See you at our show!"
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