So, there's this band called KiLLi. Yes, the name is only one letter away from another band you may know, Killie, but they're not related. This band was from Yokohama, and sadly they've only left remnants of themselves strewn across the internet. They've peaked my interest enough, with their classic Japanese screamo sound, that I think they warrant a post on here.
All the time,nobody understanding.
This message, posted on their website as they announced their break up, is some sort of sad goodbye. 'No one gets us, so we're giving up' it says in so many words. That seems to be the fate of so many bands playing music true to their heart, doing something that might not fit the current trend in music culture.Thanks to everyone who support our movement.
But who was KiLLi? Here's what I know (just the facts, ma'am). They broke up in 2006. They released a CD with 4 songs called A GIFT FROM INSOMNIAC which is sold out, a tape with 2 songs, and a split CD with Wet the Bed, with the two songs embedded below. The members from the band went on to play in ANTI-WRECKERS, Reach Up To The Universe, Sequence Pulse, 氷水. They were active in Yokohama. They split up because their Bassist was going to stop playing music.
Let's be honest. Leaving two songs on a purevolume is a harsh tease. Listening to them, the sound is a melding of 2000-era Japanese screamo and forward-thinking rock. If this band had more exposure, they could easily be really successful. Instead, they disappeared into obscurity. I tweeted awhile back, asking if anybody had any information, but never got any leads. So, I'm writing this. Maybe someone will respond, or maybe this will end up being the band's late obituary. Either way, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out.
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