AND -Eccentric Agent- Hopes to Set UK Ablaze with Debut Single

AND -Eccentric Agent-: (l-r) Kiri, PECO, Ikuma, Ken and KAJI.

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]!”


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

One Response to AND -Eccentric Agent- Hopes to Set UK Ablaze with Debut Single

  1. This song is amazing and the full PV is incredible. IKUMA <3

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