At last the follow up to Mikabomb’s debut album ‘The Fake Fake Sound Of…’ which was released in 2001 (Cat No: Damgood 196).
14 brand new Punk garage tracks recorded in Gizzard studios in East London in early 2005. The final track on the album is a cover of A Holly Golightly song ‘Won’t Go Out’ which features Miss Golightly duetting with Mika as well.
Mikabomb have been touring the world in the last year, playing shows in Japan, USA, Europe and Scandinavia as well as lots of UK gigs, they will be heading off to the USA, Scandinavia & Europe again in the spring.
MIKABOMB – Biography
Lead singer Mika arrived London in 1998, with only one thing on her mind – playing in a cool punk band. Recruitment for the now legendary line-up, began with the arrival in London of a teenage brat from Beijing who had everything you could want in a guitarist – Agi joined the band. Another Mika (bass) introduced an element of musicality to the bass department while a North London boy, Ergi, provided the unique hard hitting rhythms – the MIKA BOMB sound was born.
Things started to pick up in 1999 when the band played what seemed like thousands of gigs at various venues around the country. The band were championed by Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq and received rave reviews across UK.
“The best band to ever come out of Japan” – Steve Lamacq.
“Four impossibly pretty Japanese girls playing spiky Tommy-gun punk like an on-form Elastica covering Shampoo“- NME.
In 2000, they signed as the hard-hitting new stars of Beastie Boys‘ label Grand Royal, MIKA BOMB stormed into the West Country plugging their singles “Super sexy razor happy girls” and “Heart Attack“. Fusing Motown, New York punk, 50′ Garage and Japanese pop to form their distinctive, helter-skelter, distortion-heavy pop sound, The four Japanese girls are physically tiny, but once plugged into outrageously overdriven guitars, they are more than a match for any number of sweaty punters in the audience twice their size.
With the demise of Grand Royal the album, ‘The Fake Fake sound of MIKA BOMB” was released through Damaged Goods Records in 2001
“Mikabomb‘s appeal is unintentional, but that’s exactly why it’s so appealing! Bonkers lyrics, Mental Oriental!!” KKKK- Kerrang.
After a few line-up changes the group has settled down as
Mika Handa: Vocals, Anko: Lead Guitar / Vocals Wataru Idol: Bass, Mel: Rhythm Guitar / Vocals and Ergi Ahmed: Drums.