The HARPY’SSeptember 15, 2010
myspace band of the week
“We are Japanese girls? Band!!” Yeah, they’re a Japanese girl band. I didn’t know if that was clear. Maybe not.
Satomi and mAKi (Falsies on Heat) formed The HARPY’s in March 2009 and Tomo joined a month later. They had their first gig and released a CD-R a few months later. Musically they are in the garage/punk genre. Kind of like Shonen Knife. But they don’t care about genre, as they want their music to be borderless.
So immediately when I started listening to their music I found something off about this “girl band.” One of the vocalists definitely sounds like a dude. A little digging and I find out Tomo is a transvestite. Makes sense. No really, it’s amusing. But kind of useless information unless you’re seeing them live (lucky for you there’s a clip below). But back to the music, it’s fun rock and roll that’s mostly sung in English. They released their first single “a Lost” from Due Records on 9/11.
The HARPY’s are touring America this week. Check them out in Connecticut tonight and New York the next three.