Japanese indie/new wave band PLASTICZOOMS will have a European tour with HIGHFeeL and release an EP with three tracks. AVO Events & Promotion has arranged the Dutch date for this tour: May 20 at De Vinger in The Hague. The show will be supported by the UK band Shoshin.
20.00 PM: Doors
21.00 PM: Start show
PLASTICZOOMS is active since 2007. The band had different line-up changes, but now consists of Sho Asakawa (Vo), Jun Yokoe (Ba&Syn) and Tom Takanashi (Gt&Syn).
Combining elements of 70’s punk, 80’s post-punk, new wave, and gothic genres all into the core of a new
sense of sound, they seek to establish themselves in ways beyond precedent in their native Tokyo scene.
They are PLASTICZOOMS.
Frontman Sho Asakawa, in keeping with the spirit of DIY, personally directs and produces their music,
artwork, merchandise, and all other creative endeavors.
With the support of a loyal fanbase within and outside of their home country, PLASTICZOOMS’ first 7 inch
single, Under///Black was distributed by Rough Trade UK in March 2009. Soon after, their first concept album,
CHARM, went on to circulate throughout the UK through Selfish Cunt, ULTERIOR,THEORETICAL GIRL, XX
TEENS, and later through DANDY WIND in Canada.
Beginning to gain traction as fashion icons, the members of PLASTICZOOMS were featured models in the
magazine THE REALITY SHOW, photographed by Nobuyoshi Araki. Soon after, PLASTICZOOMS collaborated
during Tokyo Fashion Week with the trendsetting Japanese fashion company DISCOVERED, producing
clothing and providing the soundtrack for the collection through the release of their second album,
STARBOW. Additional collaborations around this time included jewelry with accessory brand JAM
HOMEMADE and creative exchanges with UK streetwear brand LONG CLOTHING.
See footage from THE REALITY SHOW’s PLASTICZOOMS fashion photo shoot with Nobuyoshi Araki here:
With the 2013 release of PLASTICZOOMS’ third album, CRITICAL FACTOR, they went on to an
unprecendented footwear collaboration with Shinya Yamaguchi.
In June 2015, PLASTICZOOMS relocated to Berlin. After having organized several shows in Berlin with local
and international artists and DJs, they began their collaboration with the agency HIGHFeeL to release a new
and exclusive physical EP and tour in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Existing in a style beyond concrete definition, they seek to continue evolving without limit. This is the core of