Stars of Spotify playlist’ RADAR: Early Noise Japan 2022′, breakthrough 3-piece band ego apartment release first full album
Made up of three members born in 1998, ego apartment is a three-piece band based in Japan. They switch freely between two vocalists with different styles and lyrics in Japanese and English, producing an alternative sound that feels both analog and brand new.
The band has quickly become a hot topic, being featured on numerous curated playlists both in Japan and overseas, and they are considered an act ahead of the times. For example, their track’ FOG’ was included on Spotify’s ‘RADAR: Early Noise Japan 2022’ playlist, a selection of artists from Japan who are expected to turn heads in 2022.
In addition, their September release ‘Wrong with u’ has generated over 1 million plays on Spotify, cementing their reputation as a band with a bright future. Following the success of the May 18 release of ‘FOG,’ their first full album’ EGO APARTMENT’ was released on June 1.
The album contains 14 songs steeped in ego apartment’s unmistakable bedroom alternative sound, and it’s no exaggeration to say that every one of them is strong enough to be a lead track.
Comment from ego apartment
We began writing these songs before deciding on a particular theme for the album, so in that sense, you could say that this is a sound that we could only express at this point. This is our first album, but it won’t be the last. See you on the next production.
– ego apartment
The summation of a year of continual releases since May 2021, this masterpiece album is a pure slice of ego apartment. Don’t miss it.
1st full album release information
Release date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Title: EGO APARTMENT
Download and streaming links: https://big-up.style/XRPPA3OIoF
ego apartment is a three-piece unit comprising Dyna (laptop, bass, band leader), who hails from Saipan Island; Peggy Doll (guitar and vocals), from Sakai City, Osaka; and Zen (guitar, vocals), from Sydney.
The band switches freely between two vocalists with different styles and lyrics in Japanese and English, producing an alternative sound that feels both analog and fresh. Over Dyna’s tracks that are simultaneously filled with both melancholy and a sense of fun, Zen sings with a beautiful and distinctive voice. At the same time, Peggy Doll has a remarkable voice and extraordinary melody sense, resulting in a unique sound to ego apartment.
The September 2021 release of their fourth track, ‘Wrong with u’ caught the attention of listeners worldwide, steadily surpassing 1 million plays on Spotify. In addition, the band’s inclusion on Spotify’s ‘RADAR: Early Noise 2022’ playlist placed ego apartment as one of 10 breakthrough artists expected to hit the big time in 2022.
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Upcoming live dates in Japan
June 12: TOWER RECORD Umeda NU Chaya Store
June 25: Chilli Beans. 2nd self-produced live event ‘Dancing Room 002’ @ Umeda Shangri-La, Osaka (sold out)
July 15: Fujifabric 3-act live event ‘Friend Park Attractions’ ＠ BIGCAT, Osaka
July 23: Flying Flags @ Sendai darwin with YONA YONA WEEKENDERS, Luby Sparks