Polysics are a Japanese New Wave/synth-pop/J-Rock band, hailing from Tokyo. The band started in 1997, but got their big break in 1998 at a concert in Tokyo. They create high energy music, fusing conventional guitar music, with synthesized and computer generated sound to create a unique mixture of punk and pop, heavily inspired by the American band Devo. Their song lyrics often consist of Japanese, broken English, or just plain gibberish ("Space Language"). The band has been noted for their extremely energetic live performances and their wild gimmicky outfits.
Since 1999 Polysics have released several albums. The albums 1st P and A.D.S.R.M! were released on the independent label DECKREC Records. Just after the release of 1st P their bassist, known only as "POLY-2", left. The band dropped the "POLY-X" names, and reduced to a trio, with new member Fumi on Bass Support on some of the tracks from Neu. In 1999, Asian Man Records released their US Debut album, Hey! Bob! My Friend to rave reviews, but weak sales. The album was a compilation of tracks from their first two Japanese releases. In 2000, P...
|Instrument||Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers, Drums.|
|Genre||New Wave/J-Rock/Synth Pop|
|Years active||1997 - Present|
|Current members||Hiroyuki Hayashi, Kayo, Fumi, Yano.|
|Past members||Junichi Sugai, Ishimaru, Sako (AKA Poly-2).|