Picking up from the release of Asymmetry e.p. produced by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES’s Masayuki Nakano and ROVO’s Tatsuki Masuko, NEGOTO (ねごと ) announced their fourth studio album to be released this month, where they continued working with both producers. The album with 11 tracks will include the TV anime Gintama ending theme song, Masayuki Nakano (BOOM BOOM SATELLITES) produced the yet to be released Asymmetry and Signal. Tatsuki Masuko produced holy night/cross motion. The first press limited edition will also include NEGOTO’s guitarist, Mizuki Masua’s remix tracks, music videos, and behind the scenes of both music videos. NEGOTO’s most epoch-making album was released a couple of days ago on February 1.
Formed by four Heisei-born girls, Sachiko Aoyama on vocals and keyboard, Mizuki Masuda on guitar, Yu Fujisaki on bass, and Sayako Sawamura on drums, NEGOTO debuted in 2010 with a mini album Hello! Z. Their first single, Charon, was picked up for the major mobile carrier, au, which catapulted them into instant fame and popularity in Japan. Further releases in 2012 and 2015 also saw their songs picked as theme songs for popular anime titles such as Gundam and Gintama.
The band is recognized by their fantastical pop-rock sounds engrained with a grungy, aggressive alternative rock sound, setting them apart from other girl bands and earning them the reputation as the “leaders of a new generation of all-girl rock bands”. NEGOTO has released 10 singles, two mini albums and three full albums to date. Since debut, they have been regulars in many major festivals in Japan such as Summer Sonic, Rock In Japan, etc.
Definitely worth checking these girls out!