Based out of Tokyo, andymori formed in 2007 and began playing shows locally but frequently. Just one year later on October 8, 2008, they released their 1st ep entitled “Andy, Rock, a Bengal Tiger and Whisky.” The quick rise in popularity contrasted with andymori’s penchant for keeping a low profile.and enjoying life at their own pace.
After countless live performances, they released their 1st full album “andymori” on February 7, 2009. The album was self-titled to reflect the abundance of songs filled with their freewheeling character and hope. Lyrics brimming with nostalgia, introspection, humor and wit are set to infectious melodies ranging in tone from calm and relaxing to edgy and explosive.
The summer of 2009 saw andymori performing at Japan’s biggest rock festivals: SummerSonic, Sweet Love Shower and Rock in Japan. (note: they had already performed at Fuji Rock Festival in 2008).
At BASEMENT BAR in Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa, andymori ran a series of sold-out shows (“Shimokitasawadeemori” vol 1-4) from June to August 2009. This culminated with a successful “one-man” performance at Ebisu, Tokyo’s LIQUID ROOM that greatly exceeded expectations.
On February 3, 2010, just 1 year after the 1st album, andymori released their 2nd album “Fanfare and Enthusiasm”. Charting within Oricon’s top 10, being hailed as iTunes “Sound of 2010” break through artists, nominated for “Best New Artist Video” for the 2010 Space Shower Music Video Awards and a current tour of sold-out “one-man” performances clearly demonstrate that andymori are off to a banner year.