LOOSE RIDER is a rebellious rock band that has been active in Tokyo since 2001, LOOSE RIDER also tours around Kyushu and the west of Japan.
A word to describe LOOSE RIDER is;
狼 (Wolf, Okami)
Unable to be tamed.
TAKEO formed the LOOSE RIDER by recruiting the other members.
LOOSE RIDER’s first live was on December 4th, 2001 at Shin Kouenji RITZ
Gt. you-ki joined LOOSE RIDER around 2014, he played in a band called BAKUBENI which LOOSE RIDER often played on the same events with.
HIRO already played the drums since the start, he joined many tours and single recording, yet he overworked himself and took a break, he made an amazing miracle comeback in 2016.
After 3 years of activity, LOOSE RIDER was the opening act of an event which had 1500 visitors at Hibiya Public Hall. The 4 fourth year of activity, LOOSE RIDER started to hold the event RIOT OF WOLF, which broke records for attendance at various live venues and even sold out Shinjuku Loft. This event is now held twice a year at Koenji High!
CONCEPT & STYLE
LOOSE RIDER is a band that packs a rebellious message into a mainstream manly hard-core ROCK’N’ROLL sound, with the focus on Mentai Rock and 70s punk.
BANDNAME ORIGIN & MEANING
ORIGIN: We want to unlock the hearts and minds of the people who are oppressed.
MEANING: A RIDER freed from constrictions.
BANDNAME FOUNDER: TAKEO
Born in Nagasaki prefecture.
Founder of LOOSE RIDER.
Until a few years ago, he loved to tour around with his motorbike, recently he likes to go camping by car.
Born in Hyogo prefecture.
Though he is the youngest, he introduces various music genres to the band.
He loves cats.
Born in Tokyo.
He is in charge of LOOSE RIDER website and designs (logo, flags, t-shirt etc.).
Drives an American car.
→ 3rd Album 『不屈』
A rebellious rock album just as the title says.
— 不屈 (Fukutsu) persistence; fortitude; indomitability
→ 2nd Album 『暴狼伝』
10th anniversary album.
— 暴狼伝 (Bou-Okami-Den) Tale of a violent crime
→ 1st Album 『☆TRY☆FIGHT☆LET’S GO☆』
This album includes our early vibe, despite our terrible skills and recording quality.
→ Single 『諦めの選択は無い』
This single includes a song to which we recorded our first MV.
— 諦めの選択は無い (akirame no sentaku wa nai) Giving up isn’t an option.
→ Single 『LOVE & BOOSTER』
psychedelic design as a jacket design. Because it’s popular.
→ ROCK JUNKY MV
A manly ROCK song, which was releases in June of this year that represents today’s LOOSE RIDERS
→ I WANNA BE MV
When we get through this long tunnel, I’m sure we’ll see blue skies and we’ll all get through it! And that’s what I’m thinking of, a new song! 「I wanna be」
SOLD OUT RELEASES
『Loose Rider』 [SOLD OUT]
『JOHNNY』 [SOLD OUT]
『Z-MAN』 [SOLD OUT]
『崖に咲く花』 [SOLD OUT]
『THR』 [SOLD OUT]
『ACOUSTIC RIOT』 [SOLD OUT]
We are singing a message that no other band can deliver, so please give us a try.
We revive real rock and punk music with a strong music message that inspires and shocks, to replace the boring commercial music which sounds like BGM music. We sing towards a peaceful and truly free world where young people of the future can freely dream and sing their favorite songs.
We will be happy if you can feel the power to live for tomorrow and the courage to face up to our unreasonable society, that you freed yourself from the things which hold you back, such as authority rules, common sense and prejudices that blind us all! TRY FIGHT LET’S GO！
We know it’s currently a tough situation for bands to survive, but we cannot live without it, we’re ROCK addicts, in other words ROCK JUNKIES! So even if you cannot get something from the ground now, it’s fine! meanwhile it’s a test of if you really like and need ROCK! Let’s polish our unbreakable fangs and wait for the time until it revives with an indomitable spirit!