the mornings

the mornings

BandAlternativeAvant-garde

Tokyo New/No Wave/Fake-jazz core/Frantic rhythmical assault!/Avant-Hip-hop/Junk Core? Hint of massacre/bastro/contortions blended with harsh rave synth and dynamics. Urban prog-punk...what else?We often use discordant chords and irregular time signature but very very pop!

Biography

the mornings (2003~present)

Members(L?R):
KishinoJunya(Guitar/Chorus/Vocals/Chorus)
KishinoKeika(Drums/Vocals/Chorus)
Watanabe Shimpei(Vocals/Synth)
Shingo Nakagawa(Bass/Chorus)

the mornings are a Tokyo based 4-piece avant-hardcore band. Formed in 2003 by university colleagues,
their musical style has shifted over the years, encompassing sounds ranging from math rock, post-hardcore and dub influences, to a more no/new wave, minimal and experimental approach. Their current sound can be characterized as a meticulous discordant sound ensemble of complex guitar, harsh rave synth, hip-hop
like vocals and irregular time signatures. While always maintaining a strong pop sensibility and an emphasis on danceability, they continue to explore the cutting edge of music.

Starting their career in live venues of Tokyo, the band accomplished to self-release several demo CD/Rs
and touring the U.S before officially releasing:

? 2007-MAR 1 st official press EP: NENG NENG
? 2008-SEP Split album: ARTLESSNOTE+the mornings
? 2011-JAN 1 st full length Album: SAVE THE MORNINGS!

With the release of their first album “SAVE THE MORNINGS!”, the mornings begin to gain media
attention in the Japanese music scene and has been continuously widening their activity throughout Japan.

Reflecting their eclectic musical taste, over the years the mornings has become recognized as a band that
shares stages with a wide variety of acts. From indie/alternative bands to idols, to club musicians to
hip-hop acts, they can exist in various genres, while at the same time they cannot belong to one. Not only have they actively hosted and support organizing mixed genre events, but have also been asked to provide
music for various compilation albums. Their music can be found in “TOKYO NEW WAVE”, compiled
by Victor Entertainment, punk rock legends Dead Kennedys tribute album “Get Drunk More
Fuck"(VOID COMMUNITY), one of Japan’s most promising and leading hip-hop/ track maker label
SUBENOANA’s compilation “Hello vol.2” and more.

the mornings have shared stages with:
MELT-BANANA/ Green Milk From The Planet Orange/ Qomolangma Tomato/ MASS OF
THE FERMENTING DREGS/ YOLZ IN THE SKY/ SOUTAISEIRIRON/ S.L.A.C.K/ RUMI/
CHINZA DOPENESS/ECD/Rhymeberry/ optrum/ MARUOSA/ Gagakirise/ ULTRA BIDE

the mornings have also supported the following band’s Japan Tour:
TOUMING MAGAZINE (EMI Music Japan/ from Taiwan)
Anatopia(the Neatherlands)
SLUGGUTS (from Australia)

Discography

<1st full length CD>
SAVE THE MORNINGS !
2010.01.19 release
TAKE A SHOWER RECORDS
TASR-01

TRACK LIST
1. opening act
2. Enzai Temptation
3. amazon surf
4. Mad Cheer Girl
5. Warui Onisan
6. Shuhoudo
7. Mad Dancer
8. drug me
9. chief
10. Enzai Mad Surf remixed by Fragment(SUBENOANA)


earth.ep
2009.09.12 release

TRACK LIST
1. amazon surf
2. Shuhoudo


ARTLESS NOTE × the mornings
2008.09.27 release

TRACK LIST
1. MAD DANCER (the mornings)
2. zelda (the mornings)
3. Lv.48 (the mornings)
4. sweet&sour (the mornings)
5. FAN (ARTLESSNOTE)
6. ME NO OKU (ARTLESSNOTE)
7. SETH (ARTLESSNOTE)
8. FUTOSHIMARU(ARTLESS NOTE×the mornings)
9. PSYCHO-FUTOSHIMARU(ARTLESS NOTE×the mornings)

<1st e.p.>
neng neng
2007.03.release

TRACK LIST
1. chief
2. C.M.D
3. sober
4. discore


Dancing After 1AM
2012.10.06
includes the song
fuji/the mornings


TOKYO NEW WAVE 2010
2010.07.07 release

includes the song:
amazon surf/the mornings


SUBENOANA presents "HELLO!!! vol.2"
2010.05.25 release

includes the song:
mad dancer/the mornings


GET DRUNK MORE FUCK
-A TRIBUTE TO DEAD KENNEDYS-
2010.04.30 release

includes the song:
DRUG ME/the mornings


14 NEW RIPS
2007.08.08 release

includes the song:
chief/the mornings