Rocket K was founded in 2001 by Koga, owner of veteran Japanese indie label Koga Records/Grooovie Drunker Records and ex-bassist of popular Shibuya-kei band Venus Peter, and Aka, a former member of O. In 2007, they added new members Kazuya and Ai, forming their current line-up. Their sound draws from the band members’ roots, with beautiful, sweet melodies sent from 60s and 70s pop music and Ai’s backing vocals. The lone woman in the group, she is an important factor in the group’s sound, whether she’s singing lead or backing up the rest of the band.
Rocket K adds their skillful melodies to the best parts of punk, mod and hard rock, pulled from their respective musical backgrounds and mixed together to create their unique, fluid power-pop sound. As of 2010, they have released three full albums, one cover album and two mini albums, as well as contributing to numerous compilation albums.
Their most recent album, Kiss my Rocks, was released in January 2010.
Official Website: http://rocketk.com/