HY

HY were one of the most successful Japan indie rock-band from the 2000s, though it should be noted that the word “indie” within their nation applies solely to label position, without any music connotations. HY’s 5th album, Hearty, continues to be characterized as “genre-less,” and that is a fitting explanation, since the band is an expert in sweet, available pop/rock and roll with both hip-hop and hard rock and roll influences within the blend. Their pop prowess makes up about the actual fact that within a couple of years of their profession they broke many commercial information, despite becoming the rarest of Japanese rings — one that by no means released an individual. HY had been founded in Okinawa by five high schoolers: Hideyuki Shinzato, Shun Naka, Shinsuke Kyoda, Izumi Nakasone, and Yuhei Miyazato. They required their name using their hometown Higashi Yakena and constructed their recognition on street shows, soon achieving plenty of acknowledgement for the limited launch of their 1st recording Departure (2001) to obtain sold-out, prompting its countrywide release another yr (2002) through Climax Entertainment, a little label with that they trapped with whatever the juicy gives from majors. Energetic touring further improved HY’s position: in 2002, they made an appearance at a musical event in Paris, performed their first group of displays throughout Japan, and distributed the Budokan picture with Linkin Recreation area. As a result, their second studio room album, Street Tale (2003), became the next indie million vendor in Japan and shot to number 1 of the overall album graphs — a feat nothing you’ve seen prior drawn off by an indie music group, but repeated by HY’s following two discs, Trunk (2004) and Self-confidence (2005). From then on, HY easily sold-out all 47 gigs of their Japanese tour, that was accompanied by concerts in the Budokan and Osaka-Jo Hall; the former becoming broadcast go on the nationwide Television. HY concluded their touring with seven schedules in the U.S. and Canada and some club displays in Japan in 2007, before going for a break until 2008, if they came back with Hearty (number 2 on the graphs) and another countrywide tour in 2008.

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