AND -Eccentric Agent- Hopes to Set UK Ablaze with Debut Single
13 November, 2011 1 Comment
They may seem like visual kei newcomers, but AND -Eccentric Agent- have spent the last five years rising through the ranks of Tokyo’s indie scene. Now signed to major a label, the metal-soaked quintet release their first single BLAZE digitally across the UK and Europe later this week via Gan Shin Records.
The single, out Thursday 17 November on iTunes UK and Amazon, contains three tracks, ‘BLAZE’, ‘another face’ and ‘Dear Liar’. BLAZE consists of vocalist Ikuma, guitarists Kiri and PECO, bassist Ken and drummer KAJI and featured on this year’s Japan-only cover album CRUSH! 90s V-rock Best Hit with their take on PENICILLIN’s classic ‘Romance’. Other artists that contributed to the album include D, NoGoD, MATENROU OPERA and MERRY (doing Dir en Grey, of course!).
Label manager at Gan Shin, Johannes Scholz comments “No doubt that fans of D’espairsRay and The GazettE will quickly fall in love with AND, but of course everyone who’s into Visual-kei and J-Music should definitely pay attention to [them]!”