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April 2020

Buzz72+ is a Japanese band. SCRAMBLES founder and WACK producer Matsukuma Kenta is a member of the group.

Members

History

Buzz72+ was initially formed in Fukuoka in 2002, under the name GRANDSLAM. In 2004, they changed their name to Buzz72+.

In 2005, the band made its major debut with Avex Trax.

Buzz72+ went on indefinite hiatus on December 31st, 2007 following the withdrawal of Inoue Masaharu. While the group was inactive, members Matsukuma and Todoroki, who were also creators under SCRAMBLES, would occasionally work under the Buzz72+ name, such as on the WACK & SCRAMBLES WORKS album.

On January 14th, 2020, Matsukuma Kenta announced that Buzz72+ would be reforming to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their major debut. He said that he felt inspired to reform the band after watching the film "Bohemian Rhapsody".

On April 8th, 2020, Buzz72+ released their first recording in over thirteen years, 13. They also announced their reunion performance for April 23rd, with BiSH, PEDRO and MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN as guests. However, this was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

At the beginning of September, Buzz72+ collaborated with MUSIC ACTION FUKUOKA, a campaign supporting Fukuoka-based music venues that had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Buzz72+ featured on the Matsukuma Kenta-composed song, "Beat goes on", alongside other musicians, tarento and local personalities. BiS member Chantmonkee also featured on the song.

On March 1st, 2021, Buzz72+ announced two new songs, "Sunrise" and "Don't be afraid". Both songs were chosen as theme songs for "HAWKS Pro Baseball Live 2021", the official broadcast of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks pro-baseball team airing on the channel, Sports Live+. On March 26th, the two songs were released as a digital single.

The music video for a new song, "world end", was published on June 25th. A second music video, "Gekkou" was unveiled on July 13th, along with the announcement that Buzz72+ would release their second EP, world, the next day.

Over a year after its initial announcement, Buzz72+'s comeback concert was held on July 24th. During the encore, Matsukuma Kenta announced the formation of a "cultural unit" named "BAD KNee", with video creator Morimoto Keita. Buzz72+, The Cotton Club, Seethrus, Pyuhilolo (ex. Sky Fox 3000), who performed as Buzz72+'s opening acts, were all confirmed to be part of the umbrella.

In late March 2022, Buzz72+ announced a new song, "Over The Rainbow", which would serve as the theme song for the TOKYO MX broadcasts of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks games. It as released as a digital single on March 30th.

Discography

Albums

Mini-Albums

Singles

Digital Singles

Songs

  • [2022.03.xx] Over The Rainbow (オーバーザレインボウ)
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