SILENT SIREN new song: “Go Way!” advanced streaming + teaser video!

07.October.2018 | MUSIC

SILENT SIREN will launch a little teaser of their new single “Go Way!” on Wednesday 14th November – the same day they released their first ever single in 2012! You can now listen to the short version of “Go Way!” an unlimited number of times for a set price. The song will be available on Apple Music, LINE MUSIC and other music streaming services.

Shinkalion version

TV anime “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion”, which is broadcasted by one of the most extensive commercial broadcasting networks in Japan every Saturday morning from 7am, is using Go Way! as an official theme song from today (6th October). This catchy pop tune gives the anime a more exhilarating and explosive impression! The video has also been combined with an anime promotion video, so please check it out along with the anime!

 

Teaser video

As well as a new single, fans can also enjoy the new single artwork and a new CD jacket design. All the filming for this was carried out in Fukushima; the birthplace of the band’s vocalist/guitarist Sumida Yoshida (Suu). The persistent feeling of carrying on that is strongly felt in “Go Way!” and the nostalgic feeling of “Shinkalion railroads” is captured by the footage of old train stations. The video is like escaping from the anime world, featuring the band members in colourful clothes and the contrast with a nostalgic Japanese atmosphere.

 

There are three different versions of this CD; the first-run limited edition version, standard edition (Shinkalion edition) and Fanclub edition – more information on new releases are still to follow!

First press edition

The first press limited edition version is a large package that contains a 12-page leaflet featuring an interview with the band members. Bonus content includes videos showing the filming of the “Go Way!” music video and footage of the photoshoot during which the photo used on the single jacket was taken. There is also a first-press version of the Shinkalion edition. The single jacket of the first-press Shinkalion edition is an original illustration of all the band members and even comes with an original illustration jacket sticker.

Fan club limited edition 

The fan club limited edition version is the size of an EP and comes in luxurious packaging. It also comes with a 20-page special zine issue containing an interview with the band members. All previous issues have been highly rated! This also comes with an original postcard set of four. The DVD also contains footage of their “Sai Sai Member no Nigate Kokufuku” project that you cannot catch anywhere else.

※ The deadline to order the fan club limited edition version is 23:59 (Japanese time) on Sunday 14th October.

 

In addition, from national holiday Monday 8th October, they will begin their Gakuensai tour. After the live performance, they will hold the “Forever Young Saisai After Party” (Issho Seishun Saisai Koyasai) where the band members will create many good memories.

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    02.September.2020 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN dropped their 10th anniversary album mix10th digitally on Tuesday, and the hotly-anticipated record finally hit shelves physically on Wednesday (September 2).

    The band released a new music video for their song she which was written and composed by SILENT SIREN vocalist and guitarist Suu, who wrote the track when visiting Los Angeles at the start of the year on her break while overlooking Santa Monica beach. The video is a melancholic solo performance by Suu on acoustic guitar, imagined underwater.

     

    mix10th album cover art by up-and-coming illustrator Hime

    SILENT SIREN have received congratulations for their 10th anniversary from all corners of the industry, from fans to musicians, idols, comedians, YouTubers, and other supporters of Sai Sai. Here’s to another 10 successful years.

  • SILENT SIREN Release ‘Tenohira’ Music Video From 10th Anniversary Album

    04.August.2020 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN have released their new music video for Tenohira. The song was written and composed by band bassist Ainyan and features on their upcoming 10th anniversary album mix10th which will be released on September 2, 2020.

    The illustration in the music video is included in the 48-page picture book featured with fan club editions of the upcoming album. The piece, which celebrates the band’s 10 years together, was drawn by Ainyan and is titled Yakusoku (Promise). Ainyan is an avid illustrator who made her artist debut with her book Nyan Nyan Nyanta no Daihenshin which won the first CHICORA BOOKS Character Picture Book Award.

    SILENT SIREN are set to release their new song Answer on music streaming and download platforms on August 7 in the lead up to the anniversary album. On the same day, their performance for their special mix10th live stream will be archived on LINE MUSIC.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #9: SILENT SIREN’s Suu Makes Her Own Senbei Rice Crackers at Soka Senbei Garden in Saitama

    21.July.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON from the members of the all-female band SILEN SIREN (aka Sai Sai) who visit various hot spots in Japan and experience different things, the Sai Sai way.

     

    In this long-awaited next entry to Sai Sai Jaran Jaran, Suu tries her hand at making senbei rice crackers, something which she has been wanting to do. She paid a visit to Soka Senbei Garden in Soka, Saitama, a place famous for senbei.

    Let’s get straight to it! Inside the facility is an area for people to experience making their own homemade senbei. You don’t have to book a space in advance either to make the senbei. It costs just ¥500 per person (before tax) to get involved. They even lend you a happi coat free of charge to put you in the Japanese chef mood even more.

    They have everything you need for making the perfect senbei including griddles, sauce, tongs, brushes, and a press.

    To begin, you pick up the senbei dough with the tongs and place it on top of the griddle.

    After three seconds on the heat, flip the dough over. Then it’s a matter of rise and repeat until it’s fully cooked. As it cooks, the dough will continue to rise.

    Once cooked and risen, take the press and push down on the senbei for one second. You don’t need to worry about the senbei breaking or cracking—put your back into it and push down with some force to flatten it out.

    Once the senbei has hardened, remove the press and flip it again after four seconds, then go in for another press. Do this multiple times too until your senbei takes on shape and a nice brown colour, but make sure it doesn’t burn!

    Once both sides are browned, the senbei is ready.

    Next, lay it on the tray next to the griddle, pour over the sauce, and leave it to dry. This tare sauce has dashi in it, so the senbei becomes a rich soy sauce senbei.

    “It’s crunchy and delicious when it’s cooked fresh,” said Suu, who took no time at all to have a bite of her senbei. “The dashi really works for the flavour of the tare.”

    You can also put your senbei in a little bag to take away with you. “The senbei began to rise really suddenly which took me by surprise and got me in a fluster, but it was a lot of fun going through the process of making one from that thin dough,” said Suu.

    Soka Senbei Garden also has its own garden cafe. The most popular item on the menu is the “Soka Senbei Soft Cream,” a soft serve ice cream that has senbei tare in it and is topped with a senbei. You won’t find a soy sauce flavoured ice cream like this anywhere else. The ice cream costs ¥350 (before tax) when order to have in.

    At the end of her time there, Suu went to check out the senbei souvenirs. The shop sells over 80 kinds of senbei and Japanese confections, including their classic Soka Senbei. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store spoilt for choice!

    The staff can explain each senbei to you so you know what you’re buying.

    Some of the shop’s recommendations are the white chocolate-filled “Soka Senbei Choco” and “Golden Smile” (both ¥600 before tax). The sweet taste of the chocolate combined with the saltiness of the senbei is a match made in heaven. Suu got to try one herself. “It’s a bit like crunchy chocolate, but you can really taste that authentic senbei flavour. It’s a fresh take!”

    The “Golden Smile” has a chocolate base and is smooth, while the “Soka Senbei Choco” has a crunchy texture.

    The one that caught Suu’s attention was the crunchy “Okoge Senbei” which is made with scorched rice. The staff member told Suu that this one makes for a great breakfast when dipped in soup.

    The shop sells all kinds of okoge senbei, including the normal one, sakura shrimp, and more (all ¥390 before tax).

    ーーHow was your time at Soka Senbei Garden, Suu-chan?

    “This was my first time making my own senbei from scratch. I had a lot of fun! The staff were really kind, they teach you a bunch of different things. It’s a really fun time, so be sure to give it a try yourselves too.”

     

    Suu bought some senbei souvenirs for her fellow band members and headed back on the road home.

     

    SILENT SIREN’s Suu Makes Her Own Senbei Rice Crackers

     

    SILENT SIREN

    SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka. In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there after their major debut. In April this year, they launched their own YouTube channel called “Sai Sai Channel.” They will release their 7th album mix10th on September 2, 2020. On September 20, 2020, they will  celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special live performance at Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara. For the latest information on SILENT SIREN, visit their official website here: http://silent-siren.com/

  • Stay Home With SILENT SIREN: Think Positive and Enjoy the Here and Now During the Lockdown

    17.April.2020 | FEATURES

    Here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we post news and information about Japan in six languages. Our aim is to deliver a variety of content related to Japan for those who love and enjoy Japanese culture.

     

    Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan. The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.

    Today, we are joined by the members of all-girls band SILENT SIRENーwho have their own featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPONーto see how they’ve been spending their time indoors.

     

    Stay Home With SUU

    1: Smoothies Everyday

    I love bananas, so I mix a bunch of them with some berries to drink♡ I wanna try making lots of different smoothies!

     

    2: Chilling With My Pet Dog Komeko

    I’ve been home a lot so Komeko is always sat with me lovingly♡

     

    3: Reading

    Since I’m at home more now, I’ve been doing lots of reading. I’ve been thinking of getting or making a new bookcase that’s bigger than the one in the photo.

     

    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    A positive mindset! Since you’re at home, find things to do that you normally wouldn’t be able to otherwise♡

     

    Please give a message to those reading this article

    I’ve kept my spirits up by cooking at home, listening to music, watching movies, trying out different scents, and recently I’ve been rearranging the place. I think this unexpected time is the time to do things we weren’t able to before, so I want everyone to enjoy their at-home time too!

     

    Stay Home With Hinanchu

    1: Takeout From Places I Never Go

    Since I can’t really go out, I’m making fun with eating, being greedy, and indulgence.

     

    2: Changing The Mood Of My Home Entrance

    Since I can’t go out, moods tend to build up when I’m home, so I’ve aired it out a little to feel refreshed.

     

    3: Plenty Of Playtime With My Pets

    My cats are great at being home alone when I’m out, but I get to play with them lots while I’m indoors, so much so that they never seem to get tired of it.

     

    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    I’m making an environment that makes me feel refreshed, even if just a little, by rearranging my home, decluttering, and cleaning. I’ve used this opportunity to get into feng shui, so it could be fun for people to look up the directions in their house and enjoy some feng shui too.

     

    Please give a message to those reading this article

    Know that you are absolutely not alone if you’re going through a tough or lonely time. Everyone is feeling the same. So let’s all be lively and positive while we’re at home and we might just discover something new about ourselves! Another good thing to do might be to make a list of all the places you want to visit when the world returns to its peaceful self! Let’s all work together and get through this, okay?

     

    Stay Home With Ainyan

    1: Foam Roller Full Body Massage

    It’s easy for your body to become stiff as you spend more time at home, so I’ve decided to loosen up everyday by massaging my armpits, thighs, and back. It hurts pretty bad since you loosen up by using your whole body weight!

     

    2: Clearing The Veranda And Making My Own Terrace Seat

    Since we can’t go outside, I’ve cleaned my room to make myself feel good and have brought the outside air indoors. I spend my time sat on the veranda relaxing and enjoying something to drink.

     

    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    I look on social media for tips on how everyone is having fun at home and try out different things!

     

    Please give a message to those reading this article

    It’s important in these times to think about what you can do at home and enjoy it, so I want to keep on posting about what fun things I’m up to indoors too.

     

    Stay Home With Yukarun

    1: Rice Pot

    I’ve always cooked rice for myself, but what I’ve been addicted to since last year is making rice in a pot! It’s super delicious and surprisingly easy to make♡

     

    I can’t get enough of that moment of happiness when I lift the lid off the pot♡

     

    2: Healthy Treats

    Being at home so much tends to result in not getting enough exercise.

    But I still want to eat a sweet treat, so I made some gluten-free scones using soy flour.

    Freshly-baked scones are the flavour of happiness♡

     

    3: Doing My Nails

    Since I can’t get to a nail salon, I’m enjoying enjoying some self nail care!

     

    Whatever I go to do I can always see my fingertips, so simply making my nails look pretty is enough to lift me up.

     

    4: Stretches

    I’m making a conscious effort to move my body as much as possible at home.

     

    Wearing leggings that I can train in all the time at home means I can stretch right away there and then, so I definitely recommend doing the same♡

     

    What’s your secret to spending time at home?

    It’s important to enjoy the things you can do now while at home for so long, be it doing your nails, trying new makeup, so on♡

     

    Please give a message to those reading this article

    I’m sure a lot of people are feeling down right now with how life as we knew it has changed so drastically. But it’s in these times when we need to stay positive, so let’s all smile and get through this together!

  • SILENT SIREN’s 10th Anniversary Album Release Date Delayed to September

    14.April.2020 | MUSIC

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Japanese all-female pop rock band SILENT SIREN, and to celebrate, they are releasing a 10th anniversary album entitled mix10th. The album was originally set to hit shelves on May 13, 2020, but the band revealed on their official website that the release date has been extended to September 2, 2020.

    The band members and staff posted the following comment on the official SILENT SIREN website.

     

    For the first part of the 10th anniversary celebration, SILENT SIREN released the music video for ‘Kikasete wow wow o’ which hit 1 million views in two weeks. The song was written by Sho Kiryuin of Golden Bomber which and is already streaming and available for download. We are all thankful for the incredible response we have received from everywhere. We have also prepared the next two things for the anniversary.

     

    However, due to the current situation as of late, we are currently unable to make those things a reality. We have arrived at the conclusion that as of right now, we are unable to deliver ‘mix10th’ to the standards we desire.

     

    After many discussions with the band members and staff, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release date. We understand how disappointing this must be for all of the band’s fans who have so anxiously been awaiting the album’s release, but we ask kindly for your understanding.

     

    To make up for it, we are releasing the album’s CD covers as well as details of the track list. We ask that you wait just a little bit longer for the September release. Right now, we are living in a period of patience and endurance, so let’s all ensure we conquer it. Please take good care of yourselves.

     

    ーFrom the SILENT SIREN members and all the staff

     

    (Comment translated from Japanese by MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

    The album is currently available for pre-order, but orders and shipping differ between shops and online stores, so be sure to check with them before purchasing.  

    The album contains 13 tracks, including plenty of new songs, such as Up To You feat. Aimi from Poppin’Party which was released last year as a single.

  • SILENT SIREN Announce Release Of 10th Anniversary Album ‘mix10th’

    13.March.2020 | MUSIC

    2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Japanese all-female pop rock band SILENT SIREN, and to celebrate, they are releasing a 10th anniversary album entitled mix10th on May 13, 2020.

    The 13-track album will include songs such as Shigatsu no Kaze which was released digitally last year and was used as the ending theme for the virtual YouTuber drama series Watanuki-san Chi NoHERO which was also released digitally in 2019, and OVER DRIVE.

    The album will be released in three versions: First Press Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Fan Club Edition. The First Press Limited Edition is coupled with a DVD which features live highlights taken from the band’s concert “SILENT SIREN Nenmatsu Special Live 2019 HERO” which was held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium on December 30 last year. It also comes in a tall-size case and features a special photo book with photos of the band today, who have grown into fully-fledged adults since forming.

     

    The Fan Club Edition also includes a DVD, but this one features a making-of the visuals for mix10th as well as an interview with the band. It also comes with the book Yakusoku written by band member Ainyan which marked her debut as and author and even took the top spot in the 1st CHICORA BOOKS Character Picture Book Publication Awards. This edition is also coupled with an original 10th anniversary clear bottle.

     

    Pre-orders for all three editions are now open. Fan Club Edition copies are limited in stock, so make sure to order yours quick if you’re part of Sai Sai’s fan club.

     

    Silent Siren – “mix10th” Teaser Trailer

    The album’s track Kikasete wow wow wo will be released digitally on March 20, 2020. The song was written by Sho Kiryuin of Golden Bomber.

  • Sai Sai Jaran Jaran #8: SILENT SIREN’s Ainyan Becomes a Wine Connoisseur at Fukagawa Winery Tokyo in Monzennakacho

    24.December.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Sai Sai Jaran Jaran is a featured series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON from the members of the all-female band SILEN SIREN (aka Sai Sai) who visit various hot spots in Japan and experience different things, the Sai Sai way.

     

    Band bassist Ainyan enjoys a beer or cocktail, but she wants to step into the world of wine, so we will join her on her journey today as she goes to learn all about wine from the very basics.

    It’s a clear sky today. Great weather for going for a drink during the day, am I right?

    We visited Fukagawa Winery Tokyo in Monzennakacho, an area located in Shitamachi, Tokyo. We were looking forward to going there because it offers the full wine experience, allowing visitors to see wine brewing up close to learn all about it.

    This experience is offered twice a day on weekends and national holidays at 14:00 and 16:00.

     

    Fukagawa Winery Tokyo opened in Tokyo in 2016 as a winery where the ordinary person could go and see wine being made to fully understand its process. It has expanded its circulation in recent years and is now able to take in grapes from across Japan, including Tokyo, to craft many different wines.

    On the day we visited we saw the staff bottling up the wine. On average, the winery ships out around 30,000 bottles a year.

    The corks have illustrations of “Wine Man” on them, a character created by Fukagawa Winery Tokyo. Ainyan was fairly fond of him!

    Time to see how the winery works!

     

    When you step inside, the scent of grapes is the first thing to hit your senses.

    The one in charge of Fukagawa Winery Tokyo is Kousuke Ueno, who was kind of enough to show us around. He taught us the process of wine making, as well as what types of grapes and tools they use.

    “This machine separates the grapes and stalks using the propellers. This method has been used for 150 years,” explained Ueno.

     

    There are periods when visitors can observe this machine being used to separate the grapes. It takes place between mid-August to November, so follow Fukagawa Winery Tokyo’s social media for announcements and details.

    “Wow! It smells so good!” said Ainyan. We got to see a bucket where Cabernet Sauvignon was being made. They put in whole grapes with the skin on and add natural yeast for the fermentation process. The sweet smell of the grapes fills the air and makes you want to have a glass.

    Now for what Ainyan has been waiting for: taste-testing time! She learned everything about the wine making process, so it was time to taste and compare some different wines.

    The winery allows taste-testing until 17:00. You can try 3 types for ¥700. And of course, if there’s one you tried that you really liked, you can buy it there and then. So sip, scrutinise, and select!

    “Please try this one first. It is wine, but it’s like a lemon sour,” explained Ueno, recommending that Ainyan first try the Yamanashi  Delaware Sparkling.

    Soak up all the notes of the drink by having a good smell first before taking a small sip. “Smells really good. This sourness really is like a lemon sour! I wonder why?” said Ainyan.

     

    This wine uses premature grapes which gives the wine a sour taste. The sourness of this wine can play the part of lemons, so it’s best paired with fried foods or meals with chicken in them.

    The second drink was the Yamagata Delaware Muroka. It’s an unfiltered wine made from completely ripened Yamagata Delaware grapes.

     

    Unfiltered means that the filtration process to take out visible solids and such is not used. This gives it a slightly cloudy appearance and an exquisite taste that’s somewhere between wine and juice.

    Left: Unfiltered Yamagata Delaware / Right: Filtered Yamagata Delaware

    For the third glass, Ainyan ordered the filtered Yamagata Delaware to test the difference between it and the unfiltered version.

    “The filtered one has a good balance of flavours and is refreshing. The unfiltered one has a smooth juiciness to it. They’re both delicious, but I like the unfiltered one more!” said Ainyan.

    Her fourth glass was an unfiltered red wine: the East Bay Assemblage Red B.

    The grapes used are a combination from Hokkaido, Nagano, and Aomori. It really is an assemblage!

    “The red wine has such a different taste and colour depending on the type too! This dark red wine is close to what I usually drink!” said Ainyan with a happy smile.

    At the end of the session, Ainyan had tried 10 wines and bought two bottles! She was delighted with her experience, saying: “I was surprised how different each and every one of the wines I tried at Fukagawa Winery Tokyo were. I think I’m getting hooked on the appeal of unfiltered, natural wines.”

     

    With Christmas and New Year around the corner, now is the season to indulge in wine. If you’re in Tokyo this December, pay a visit to Fukagawa Winery Tokyo for a full wine experience.

     

     

    Writer:Yuki Yokoo

    Photographer:Kayo Sekiguchi

     

    SILENT SIREN

    SILENT SIREN is a four-member all-female band consisting of vocalist & guitarist Sumire “Suu” Yoshida, drummer Hinako “Hinanchu” Umemura, bassist Aina “Ainyan” Yamauchi, keyboardist Yukako “Yukarun” Kurosaka.

     

    The band made their major debut in November 2012 with their single Sweet Pop! The band is known to fans by their nickname “Sai Sai.” They are especially popular with middle school girls in Harajuku and have over 540,000 follows on their official LINE account.

     

    In 2015, they performed their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan, making them the fastest Japanese all-female band in history to perform there after their major debut. In 2016, they performed a headline show at Yokohama Arena, and embarked on a world tour consisting of 6 shows in 5 countries.

     

    At the end of 2016, they changed label to Universal Music and revamped their band logo and how they write their band name. In 2017, they wrapped up their 5th anniversary tour with their first two-day concert series at Nippon Budokan.

     

    In 2018, they embarked on their biggest Japan tour to date “Tenkaippin presents SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2018 ~”Girls will be Bears” TOUR~ consisting of 33 shows. They also performed at big music festivals and at countless events, as well as performed their annual New Year’s solo concert at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.

     

    In 2019, they began celebrations of 7 years since their debut and 10 years as a band. They released their final album of the Heisei era and 6th album in total 31313 on March 13 ,2019 and promoted it on their tour SILEN SIREN LIVE TOUR 2019 “31313” ~Sai Sai 10th Anniversary~ supported by Tenkaippin. They also performed at numerous summer festivals and events.

     

    On December 30, 2019, they will performed their annual New Year’s concert “SILENT SIREN Nenmatsu Special Live 2019 HERO” at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium.

     

    In 2020, they will celebrate 10 years since forming the band with a show at Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara on September 20, 2020.

     

    SILENT SIREN Official Website: https://silent-siren.com/

  • SILENT SIREN Release ‘HERO’ Music Video and Open Digital Pre-Orders

    13.December.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN will celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, but before that they are releasing a digital EP entitled HERO which will officially drop on digital music platforms on December 20, 2019. But for fans who can’t wait one more week, the band have been treated them today be releasing the title track HERO early, as well as opening iTunes pre-orders for the full EP.

    The title track HERO was written for SILENT SIREN’s annual special end-of-year live concert which will take place again this year Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium once again on December 30. The song is different from anything we’ve heard from Sai Sai in the past, taking on a more youthful punk sound.

     

    Check out the HERO music video released today below.

    The EP includes the already-mentioned HERO, as well as OVER DRIVEーwhich is the current ending theme for the AbemaTV programme Imappo TVーas well as a 2019 re-recording of their song Evening Star taken from the second album of their indie era Brazil. Those who purchase the EP on iTunes will also get a bonus track: a live version of All Right ~”Ima” o Kakeru~ taken from their concert at the Nippon Budokan on November 13, 2017. The track will be available to listen to from December 20.

     

    Fans who purchase the EP on iTunes between December 13 and 19 will get it at a discounted price: ¥509 down from the regular price ¥917.

  • SILENT SIREN Digital EP ‘HERO’ Release Date Announced, Teaser Video and Visual Released

    09.December.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN will celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, but before that they are releasing a digital EP entitled HERO which it has just been announced will drop on digital music platforms on December 20, 2019.

     

    The band will promote the EP with a special end-of-year live concert, an event that has become an annual celebration. It will be held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium once again on December 30. Tickets, however, have already sold out. The concept of the concert is “Everybody is somebody’s hero.” The title track of the EP, HERO, is different from anything we’ve heard from Sai Sai in the past, taking on a more youthful punk sound.

    The title track will also be released separately on December 13 for those who want a taste of what’s to come. Pre-orders for the EP will also open on iTunes. The EP includes the already-mentioned HERO, as well as OVER DRIVEーwhich is the current ending theme for the AbemaTV programme Imappo TVーas well as a 2019 re-recording of their song Evening Star taken from the second album of their indie era Brazil.

     

    Those who purchase the EP on iTunes will also get a bonus track: a live version of All Right ~”Ima” o Kakeru~ taken from their concert at the Nippon Budokan on November 13, 2017. The track will be available to listen to from December 20. Also, fans who purchase the EP on iTunes between December 13 and 19 will get it at a discounted price: ¥509 down from the regular price ¥917.

    Sai Sai also revealed the artwork and new artist photo for the upcoming digital EP.

    They also posted a teaser trailer for the HERO music video.

  • SILENT SIREN Drop Second Teaser For 31313 Tour DVD and Blu-ray

    18.October.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN just released a new teaser for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of their performance at Zepp DiverCity on June 9, 2019 which was part of their “31313 Tour.” The final two shows of the tour took place at the venue on June 9 and 10 respectively. The tour was held in promotion of their latest album 31313 which was released on March 13, 2019.

     

    The title of the album is a reference this as well as “SILENT SIREN Day” which is also on March 13 and Heisei 31 (aka the year 2018), the final year of the Heisei era in Japan.

     

    Check out the new teaser trailer below.

    The DVD and Blu-ray feature the full concert set as well as a collection of commercials featuring the members for their merchandise which played before the show started, and dance covers of their song Koi no Esper submitted by fans. It also features the band’s first ever performance of NO GIRL NO CRY (SILENT SIREN ver.)―made in collaboration with Poppin’Party―which took place the following day on June 10, a show which was added due to high demand.

    The release will drop in four editions, including two fan club editions and two limited editions.

     

    The fan club editions are coupled with a CD containing the live audio from the June 9 show as well as a visual commentary from the members, a 68-page book, and one of four possible A2 posters chosen randomly.

  • Concert Review: SILENT SIREN Wrap Up Their ‘31313’ Album Tour

    12.June.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN just wrapped up the final two shows of their Japan tour at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo on June 9 and 10 respectively. The tour was held in promotion of their latest album 31313. The title of the album is a reference to both “SILENT SIREN Day” which is on March 13 and Heisei 31 (aka the year 2018), the final year of the Heisei era in Japan.

    The first night of the two-day Tokyo finales saw a giant curtain draped across the stage onto which visuals were projected. Once these visuals had finished showing, the venue was lit up in a gorgeous pink colour―a colour associated with SILENT SIREN―and out stepped the band members to a room of screaming fans. They began with a string of 4 upbeat songs: Mujuuryoku Dance, Go Way!merry-go-round and 19 summer note..

    Vocalist and guitarist Suu prefaced the band’s performance of Tenkaippin’s Theme with: “How are we doing, Tokyo tour finale? Let’s not waste even a minute or a second and have an amazing time!”

     

    After some MC from the members the show approached its middle section. Sai Sai performed several tracks from 31313 including LetterREBORN and Cream Soda. For Kawakanai Namida Suu provided her gentle voice to the sound of her acoustic guitar.

    “Today is the day of rock! Let’s head into the final part!” announces Suu. In the latter half of the concert, the band pull out live classics such as Fujiyama Disco and Hachigatsu no Yoru. They bring the tension back up with the final track of the main set: Koi no Esper, the lead track of 31313. The crowd sing along with the chorus and join in with shouting “Stop!” at the end of the track just as the instruments stop all of a sudden too.

     

    “We’ve put psychic abilities on the venue. We don’t want this to end just yet so I’d like to turn back time!” As Suu said this, the band performed the first track of the night once more: Mujuuryoku Dance.

    For the encore Sai Sai performed the 31313 bonus track Happy Song For You. DUring this they also surprised fans whose birthdays it was by writing their names on a whiteboard. The final track to wrap up the show was Cherry Bomb. At the end, the band announced that this show will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the future.

    For the second Tokyo show, the band performed a completely different set list from any other on the tour up to then. During Koi no Esper, the final track of the main set, Suu announced that she was going to turn everyone into animals using her psychic powers, which led to the other members and the crowd imitating gestures of different animals. She then said she was going to summon a lion, and sure enough, Japanese comedian Ōnishi Lion stepped onto stage.

    For the encore of the second night Sai Sai performed NO GIRL NO CRY, the theme song written for their concert with Poppin’Party held at MetLife Dome in May, before wrapping up with Cherry Bomb. At the end of this concert the band announced that their annual special New Year’s concert will be held at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium on December 30. Full details will be announced later in the year.

     

    Photography: Hajime Kamiiisaka
  • SILENT SIREN’s Annual Music Event ‘SAISAIFES’ to be Held on September 14

    22.May.2019 | MUSIC

    SILENT SIREN performed alongside Poppin’Party at MetLife Dome over the weekend in a battle of the bands style concert titled NO GIRL NO CRY. Now, the band have announced that SAISAIFES 2019 will take place on at Shikiba Studio Coast on September 14.

    As the four-piece Japanese pop-rock band enter their 10th anniversary this year, this will also mark the 6th run of Sai Sai Fes.

    The annual music event is planned, organised and overseen by SILENT SIREN themselves. They are currently recruiting the guest acts they most want to join them this year. The first two artists announced so far are rock bands Frederic and Polkadot Stingray.

    The event’s official website is now up along with its key visual. It has also been announced that this year’s festival will include auditions to perform on the sub stage. Everyone is free to sign up regardless of age, music genre, and whether you’re a pro or amateur.

    More information on the event will be announced in the future.

     

    SILENT SIREN are currently on tour to promote their 6th album 31313. All tickets on the tour are sold out. Due to demand, an additional date was added at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo which is scheduled for June 10.

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