ATP (adenosine tri-phospate) is:
1. energy-craving molecule present in all life forms
2. The very best Japanese alterna-rock band
ATP assaults your senses with maximum sonic excitement. Floating female vocal vs hard edged guitars.
Please enjoy the music!
After breaking up his former band, African Tribe Punk, sonic experimental guitarist Mug started to run "Bazooka recording Studio" in Tokyo. And soon he started to look for members to form Adenosine Tri Phosphate. Fellow University of Chicago graduate Taata, and former MI drum instructor Kazz were invited into the new ATP.
The concept of the new band was....
"Pop Music with Punk Spirit..and Sonic Experimental Twist.....".
CD, Sun Dancer. This allowed the band to move on to bigger venues,
ultimately leading to appearances on Japanese national television shows such as Zeus' Holiday and Jaka-Jan. Dash/Dash, a documentary styled program, touted ATP as the best thing in Japanese alternative music.
Aroused Zen Monk was the band's first album since Sundancer. It was a collection of songs ATP recorded during the time. And it became available to the world thanks to newly established media, Internet. MP3.com, one of the founder of the movement really helped ATP to gain many overseas Fans. In fact, their songs were downloaded more than ONE MILLION times.
MP3.com's chairman, Mr. Robertson even mentioned ATP in his newsletter, as the Greatest unknown band from Asia, and as the good example of Internet possibility. Aroused Zen Monk (Mp3 CD) became one of the best sellers at MP3.com, and even made Top 10 in several College Radios...all without any promotion activity....thanks to Mr. Robertson and Internet.
ATP did the first overseas tour in 2000, visiting all over Asia. ATP finished the long exciting tour with Headlining appearance at "Psychedelic 2000" festival in HongKong.
In 2001 ATP released the soundtrack for the anime movie Guilstein, an action/horror film based on the manga by Tamaki Hisao. CD is released from Universal/Kitty. DVD is released throu Shogakukan in Japan. ATP toured all over Japan. Including headlining appearances at "All Tomorrow's parties 2002 Tokyo" festival and "Greater Tokyo" festival.
From 2003 to 2004, ATP took a hiatus again in their recording studio. Except for a few gigs in small clubs ATP spent most of their days in the studio. The result was more than 50 new songs! (Demo version of some of those songs are available from internet, such as soundclick.com.)
In 2005, ATP finally landed in USA. ATP did their first US tour inin California/USA. Played in clubs and colleges. (Thier performance at DNA lounge in SanFrancisco was Webcasted).................
In January 2007, ATP's new maxi single "A Wish Away" was released.
In 2010, ATP finally finished mixing a long awaited new album "Welcome To My Psychedelic World". 15 new songs were recorded and mixed at thier new studio "Spider House" by themselves. It was released in May 2010 by Vivid Sound in Japan. We are awaiting release offer from other countries!!!
ATP is more active than ever outside of their studio, Mug says, " I think we finally found the way to play ATP right... we can now kick ass techinically and play pop tunes while still remaining experimental and punk....and rather emotional. Please come and see us...
ATP Japan tour is starting Sep 2010.
ATP members like following artists,
The Cure, Psychdelic Furs, Japan, David Bowie, King Crimson, Caravan, Can, Grateful Dead, Magazine, Dead Kennedys, the Beatles, The rolling stones, Pearl Jam, Cold play, Love spit love etc...
Gibson, Fender, Dan Electro guitars
Korg Synthes, Voce piano module, Kaos pad etc.
Album "Deranged Angel" is available at
Mini Album "A Wish Away" is available at