Who else would create the Plastic Tree topic? Feel free to talk all about Pura in this thread, whether it be about their songs, albums, PVs or members themselves! Artist threads are primarily meant for fans, but if anyone’s looking for recommendations or has any questions this a good place to go. Though they’re quite well known, here’s a quick rundown:
Formed by Ryutaro Arimura and Tadashi Hasegawa in 1993, this band has been making music nonstop ever since with very few lineup changes. While they are rooted in alternative rock, they are well-known for dabbling in all sorts of genres, from their grunge and new wave beginnings to their more recent dream-pop sound. Their ability to seamlessly blend together the sounds of the east and west and Ryutaro’s poetic yet depressive lyrics makes them particularly stand out. Plastic Tree fans are called “Kurage” because Ryutaro really likes jellyfish.
Vocals: (有村竜太朗) Ryutaro Arimura (Also has a solo career under his name)
Guitar: (ナカヤマアキラ) Akira Nakayama (Plays support for COTD and will be debuting his solo career on his birthday this January!)
Bass: (長谷川正) Tadashi Hasegawa
Drums: (佐藤ケンケン) Kenken Satou
Former members (all drummers):
Hiroshi Sasabuchi (2001-2009, currently involved in Tokyo Shoegazer)
With a discography spanning 25 years, I’ll save some space here by leaving a VK.gy link for anyone who wants to know more about their releases. Their OHP is a good place to check for info on lives and releases as well.