ねごと - Negoto -
Negoto is: Sachiko Aoyama [Vocals/Keyboards] Mizuki Masuda [Guitar/Chorus]
Yu Fujisaki [Bass/Chorus] Sayako Sawamura [Drums/Chorus]
Who knew that 4 girls barely out of high school would rise up and take the Japanese Indie underground by storm in such short time? Maybe this story seems ever so common in the Japanese music scene nowadays, record labels snatching up fresh new faces before they've even had time to get through college, but Negoto's story is one that I won't forget any time soon because I've seen it unfold before my eyes.
This was only an indication of good things to come. In no time, Sony Music, the company behind the Senkou Riot competition years earlier, took Negoto under their wing and set out to launch the girls into stardom. The band's website, a small page meant for mobile phones, was replaced by one set up by Sony Music, containing flashy professional graphics, a preview video, and of course no trace of the Negoto of the past. In a matter of months, and only a few Okuchi Po-kan fests later, Negoto was now playing with veterans like sleepy.ab, launching their debut mini-album at the end of September, and slated to play their first one-man live(a concert featuring just them) at the end of the year. Did I mention this was in a matter of months? It doesn't sound too bad for a band that only released a two-song demo CD.
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