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Alice Nine 2014 Asia Tour

Alice Nine初となる大規模アジアツアーを発表!】

2014年、結成10周年のアニバーサリーイヤーに突入し2月26日にシングル「SHINING」3月19日には約2年ぶりとなるオリジナルアルバム「Supernova」をリリース、それらを引っさげての全国ツアー「Supernova Symphonia」を4月より行う予定と精力的に活動しているAlice Nineから、さらにビッグな情報が届いた!

バンド史上初、また最大規模となるFirst Asia Tourが5月から7月にかけて行われることが発表された。現在アナウンスされているだけで14公演という本数、そしてその全てがイベントではなくワンマン公演ということからも彼らの本気が伺える。

海外のファンからの反響も凄まじく「本当に?」や「涙が止まらない」、「夢が叶った」といったものから、ヨーロッパや南米からも「是非来て!」といった多数のオファーも。

チケット購入方法などは追って各エリア毎で告知される予定ということなので、引き続きチェックして欲しい。

また10周年第1弾シングルとなる「SHINING」のMV (short ver.)やアーティスト写真、ジャケット写真も公開となった。

10周年を迎えたAlice Nineだからこその攻めの1年を音源やLIVEでもって感じ取って欲しい!

「SHINING」MV (short ver.)

http://youtu.be/EqxeAUZDdEg

【リリース情報】

[初回限定盤]:CD+DVD

品番:UPCH-89165 価格:¥1,890(税込)(税抜価格¥1,800)

CD

1. SHINING

2. from KURAYAMI

3. SHINING (Inst.)

4. from KURAYAMI (Inst.)

DVD

SHINING MUSIC VIDEO / MAKING

[通常盤A]:CDのみ

品番:UPCH-80352 価格:¥1,260(税込)(税抜価格¥1,200)

CD

1. SHINING

2. from KURAYAMI

3. TSUBASA.-Reprise-

4. SHINING (Inst.)

5. from KURAYAMI (Inst.)

[通常盤B]:CDのみ

品番:UPCH-80356 価格:¥1,260(税込)(税抜価格¥1,200)

1. SHINING

2. from KURAYAMI

3. jelly fish-Reprise-

4. SHINING (Inst.)

5. from KURAYAMI (Inst.)

【ライブ情報】

Valentine’s Live 2014「On the Eve of War」

2/14-fri- Zepp Tokyo

【ツアー情報】

Alice Nine TOUR 2014「Supernova Symphonia」

4/16-wed- LIQUIDROOM※FC ONLY

4/19-sat- 下北沢GARDEN※GIRLS ONLY

4/20-sun 下北沢GARDEN※BOYS ONLY

4/23-wed- 仙台darwin

4/25-fri- 札幌ペニーレーン24

4/27-sun- 青森QUARTER

4/28-mon- 盛岡CLUB CHANGE WAVE

4/30-wed- 郡山Hip Shot Japan

5/5-mon- 日比谷野外大音楽堂

5/8-thu- 新潟LOTS

5/10-sat- 金沢AZ

5/11-sun- 大阪BIG CAT

5/13-tue- 岡山CRAZYMAMA KINGDOM

5/14-wed- 広島CLUB QUATTRO

5/16-fri- 福岡DRUM LOGOS

5/17-sat- 熊本DRUM Be-9 V1

5/19-mon- 神戸VARIT.

5/21-wed- KYOTO FANJ

5/23-fri- 名古屋ボトムライン

5/24-sat- 静岡SOUND SHOWER ark

Alice Nine初のASIA TOURも決定!

5/30-fri- Shenzhen(深圳)

5/31-sat- Guangzhou(広州)

6/2-mon- Wuhan(武漢)

6/5-thu- Beijing(北京)

6/7-sat- Shanghai(上海)

6/8-sun- Shanghai(上海)

6/10-tue- Chongqing(重慶)

6/12-thu- Xiamen(厦門)

6/14-sat- Taichung(台中)

6/15-sun- Taipei(台北)

6/28-sat- Singapore

6/29-sun- Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

7/1-tue- Hong Kong(香港)

7/5-sat- Seoul Korea(ソウル)

【Alice Nine】 オフィシャルサイト→http://www.pscompany.co.jp/alicenine/

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DEPRESSION X G-SHOCK The World Tour 2013.

 “Living life the conventional way can be depressing. That is why; DEPRESSION represents breaking from boredom and standing out.”

When one would to hear the word “Depression”, you’ll often get words associating to it like “Stress”, “Misery” or “Despair” that follows on as you think further. However, in this story this particular word has its own set of positive vibes.

Admits the mundane and boredom of corporate jobs, this advertising firm has a gem waiting to shine and his name is none other than Kenny Lim.

THE OFFICE DEPRESSION SYNDROME

The 36 year-old, single, upset and bored about his job is feeling very depressed. In some cases, it might sound bad, if you can imagine what could have followed on after that? Wrong! This “Depression” turned out to be more of a charm than a curse. Kenny was about to make a one of the biggest decision in his life, getting thrown into the unknown and swim with the sharks or to be left to collect dust and rot away?

Kenny and his Depressions.
Kenny and his Depressions.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

Kenny: “It’s always difficult leaving a cushy job to chase your dreams, the stability of income and facing criticisms from many people.”

Andrew: “It was a happy moment setting up our first shop 7/8 years ago. We’re both inexperienced, and had to learn along the way. What a journey. ”

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“Kenny Lim (Left) and Andrew Loh (Right) at G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary wearing their collaboration timepieces”
Photo Credit: Justin Sim
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Limited edition timepiece sold at Depression, Cineleisure outlet at only SGD$199.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

“DEPRESSION” came out as a brand that stood out significantly. Inspired by the corporate boredom of the advertising industry Kenny and his partner Andrew Loh decided to step out and mark Singapore with their fashion label in 2006.

THE JOURNEY THROUGH DEPRESSION

When asked as to how the brand name came about, Kenny shared with me this: “We named our brand depression because that was how we felt at that time. It’s also a symbol to celebrate diversity. Because I think being boring is a depressing thing.”

Kenny’s journey to discovering DEPRESSION has led him through many challenges, through the people he faced and forging a strong working relationship with his partner Andrew.

When asked about how the like-minded duos were able work so well with one another, Andrew shared: “We are great partners, and we complement each other. He’s macro and biz minded and I’m good with details. So it’s not super challenging, as we both respect each other’s sphere of work.”

DEPRESSION IN PHILOSOPHY 

Taken from the philosophy behind DEPRESSION’s brand concept, it talks about living life without any boundaries or limitations; the ability to stand-out and express you is what living life really is all about.

When asked about what drove Kenny to make his stand, he said “It’s always important to be different, to stand out amongst the others; I feel that if the fashion world had no diversity it would have been upsetting and here I am today celebrating difference!”

Stella Evangeline, a local fashion blogger shares with us: “DEPRESSION brings creativity to their works. Witty in design with a strong message to deliver, this label is always bringing something new and interesting to their design.”

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“The G-SHOCK philosophy guides and inspires us to be unafraid of making choices and sticking to them.”
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

The brand image portrays that of a monochromatic, intellectual and cult, the label presents each collection as a black comedy based on medical themes. Their label aims to meet the needs, occasions and aspirations of the creative professional and some titles of their men’s, women’s and shoes collections include AW12 PLASTIC SURGERY, SS13 BLACKOUT and AW13 DYSMORPHIA.

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Shi Xin Hui performing at G-SHOCK The Word Tour Party in her Depression Outfit~!
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

Having attended major events and since then featured in various media including Beijing Fashion TV, Tokyo Fashion Express and Korea Fashion News. Kenny and his partner have brought together an array of collection which has seen the lights of Singapore Audi Fashion Festival, Seoul Fashion Week and Malaysia Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Depression Singapore interviewed by MTV Asia.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

G-SHOCK, CASIO TIMEPIECE COLLABORATION

Just recently, DEPRESSION has made the headlines once again with their collaboration with the world renowned G-Shock from Casio, which they have launched a limited edition timepiece. A very first collaboration with a brand from Japan, Kenny has reached closer to his dreams of bringing the best of the Japanese Fashion Culture into the hearts of Sunny Singapore.

Kenny & Andrew standing next to their G-SHOCK Signature Timepiece at Casio's 30th Anniversary Tour held at Sentosa, The Coliseum.
Kenny & Andrew standing next to their G-SHOCK Signature Timepiece at Casio’s 30th Anniversary Tour held at Sentosa, The Coliseum.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim
“DEPRESSION X G-SHOCK Timepiece” Photo Credit: Justin Sim
“DEPRESSION X G-SHOCK Timepiece”
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

Kenny: “I’m really proud of the G-shock collaboration because it is a wonderful recognition from a major brand. And Asia style collection is great for a Singapore designer to showcase his work to an Asian audience.”

In his last statement, Kenny stated what he felt his brand would become: “My hope for DEPRESSION is to inspire people to live their own dreams, to be able to live life the way they want to”

Seven years later, the former Copywriter and Art Director team is a lot less depressed, and has recently created the diffusion line ANTIDEPRESSANT™, the happier and off-season line that specializes in child-like graphic pieces with a signature geek face print.

Lukai Takashi meets the talents behind Depression.
Lukai Takashi meets the talents behind Depression.
Kenny Depression & Andrew Depression Photo Credit: Justin Sim
Kenny Depression & Andrew Depression
Photo Credit: Justin Sim