All Girl Hardcore from Tokyo Japan
Hailing from the punk rock capital of the world, Tokyo, Japan, comes "Megababe": three cute chicks who crank out contemporary punk rock with an old-school sensibility, and aren't afraid to throw some metal and hardcore into the mix whenever they feel like it.
The girls got their start in mid 2001, when drummer Miho met bassist AkO and began gigging around Tokyo under the Megababe name. They soon jumped into studio to make their first EP, "Bite Me", which showed their sound evolving from a crunchy-guitar, head-banging rock n' roll style to a more modern sound with strong melodies and catchy choruses.
In March 2002, Megababe was invited to play at the South By South West (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin,Texas (their first US appearance). Their performance at the festival made a huge impression on critics, who wrote rave reviews of the girls' performance at Austin's Hard Rock Cafe. A West Coast tour followed, and the girls continued to get great coverage and reviews along the way from webzines such as Austinlive.com and international magazines such as ROCKRGRL, NY ROCK and Holland's Metal Maiden (a Dutch hard rock mag). Megababe's fanbase continued to grow.
After the 2002 US tour, Miho and AkO went back to Tokyo and found a permament guitarist/lead vocalist to complete the lineup -- "Miyu" joined the band as it's new frontwoman in early 2003, and two US tours (in the Spring and Fall of 2003) quickly followed. It was clear that this Megababe lineup finally packed the right punch, giving their live shows even more raw energy than their frenetic studio recordings.
Now in October of 2004 comes the girls' first full-length CD, "Speak Japanese or Die!" - a high energy blend of old-school punk and contemporary metal, delivered from a unique Japanese girl's perspective. With the release of this CD, Megababe plans to take their live show around Japan before returning to the US once again. Check out the CD, and see Megababe on tour in 2005.