FAKE ISLAND and HighTechLowLife announced that they will tour together during their upcoming European tour, next month. Female-fronted metalcore band FAKE ISLAND already announced their European tour in May and the tour dates in June, with performances in France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. HighTechLowLife just was announced for the first edition of The Dordtse Matsuri and now is also confirmed for the upcoming edition of Abunai!, the convention where FAKE ISLAND also will perform. As Abunai!’s theme is High Tech, Low Life, the addition of this cyberpunk band is quite fitting.
Both bands shared earlier today the ‘Double Invasion’ flyer consisting the tour dates of FAKE ISLAND and HighTechLowLife. The European tour of HighTechLowLife is shorter than the tour of FAKE ISLAND, starting in Lille with FAKE ISLAND and ending in Cologne. FAKE ISLAND will have a couple of shows in September, before returning to Japan. For both bands, it is the first time that they will tour Europe.
At the shows in Liege, Lens and Cologne, the Belgian metal band post- will be the support act.
FAKE ISLAND consists of two female vocalists, YuuriBjoux and Erica. In terms of vocals, they are quite the opposite of one another but do also complement each other: one does the growls section, the other the clean vocals. In September 2017, FAKE ISLAND released their first self-titled mini-album. In January of this year, bassist HARIBOW decided to leave the band, but since the end of June bass player Igarashi, who acted as one of the support members, became officially the newest member of FAKE ISLAND. Furthermore, FAKE ISLAND consists of guitarist Matsumoto and drummer Reiji, the person who started with FAKE ISLAND in early 2017.
HighTechLowLife are a cyberpunk band from the year 2069 and combines industrial sounds with retro synths with raw guitars, drums, and a wide range of intense vocals – they bring immense energy to the stage – the audio and visual experience paints a picture of their inevitable dystopian cyberpunk future. The group started out in 2017 and comes from Okinawa. HighTechLowLife consists of vocalists Remy, Misako and Deathco, guitarist Tony, drummer Iwao and DJ Maiki.
Source: FAKE ISLAND, HighTechLowLife