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TENTENKO
Japanese

テンテンコ

Nickname

Tenten, Tenko

Birthdate

August 27 1990 (Age 29)

Birthplace

Hokkaido

Height

142 cm

Professional Status
Role

Killer Member (殺し屋担当, 2013 - 2014, as a member of BiS)

Member Color

Red (as a member of BiS)

Years Active

2006-Present

Associated Acts

BiS, BiS Kaidan, BILLIE IDLE®, FLORIDA, MikaTen, ZVIZMO

Genre

J-Pop, Rock, Experimental, Noise

Social Media

Website
Twitter
Instagram
Online store
Blog
Soundcloud
YouTube
Bandcamp

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Promoting Kiken na Anata

TenkoWasshoi

Promoting Wa Shoi! / Good bye, Good girl.

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Promoting Good bye, Good girl.

TenkoFinal

Promoting FiNAL DANCE

TenkoNerve

Promoting nerve

TenkoDie

Promoting DiE

Tentenko (テンテンコ) is a Japanese singer, producer, and DJ. She is a former first-generation member of BiS and afterward became a self-produced solo artist.

Biography Edit

Pre-BiS, 2006-2012 Edit

In 2006, Tentenko founded the experimental unit FLORIDA with her childhood friend Takizawa Tomoe. Their music was mostly ambient soundscapes that they would record on cassette tape and sell at their local record store.

By 2012 she was singing with a band called Hakoiri Kibun (箱入り気分) but they weren't very popular so Tentenko got a job at idol bar Dear☆Stage, hoping to draw attention and increase the band's fame.

BiS, 2013-2014 Edit

In May 2013, Tentenko became interested in BiS and attended their audition hoping to meet the members, only to also end up joining them. Her first single with BiS, DiE, was released June 26th.

On July 8th, BiS' first generation disbanded at Yokohama Arena. During the show, Tentenko announced that she would return to being a freelance musician. At around the same time, she also made the decision to reform FLORIDA.

Post-BiS Career, 2014- Edit

To commemorate her career as a freelancer, Tentenko began publishing a series of magazines, titled Tentenko ZINE, from late July, and began crowdfunding for her own record label and debut single.

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Tentenko released her debut single, Good bye, Good girl. in January 2015. Following this, Tentenko also started releasing experimental CD-R albums on her Tenten Records label, on a near-monhtly basis.

In 2016, Tentenko signed with the label Toys Factory and her debut studio album, Kougyou Seihin, was released in 2016. While her releases with Toys Factory were more conventional electropop releases in the same vein as "Good bye, Good girl.", she continued to release monthly CD-Rs experimental noise work through her own label. She also began to collaborate with other noise musicians and formed the units MikaTen and ZVIZMO.

In early 2018, Tentenko started making frequent appearances on the BYS YouTube channel, along with other late first-generation BiS members. In July, she signed to the UK record label, Toothpaste Records, her first international album, Tentenko, released in September.

On June 25th, 2019, Tentenko released her first photobook, HER, and held an exhibition to commemorate the release. She later collaborated with the electronic musician Kopy, on a worldwide release titled Super Mild.

In December 2019, Tentenko opened a Bandcamp account to release her CD-R recordings digitally, starting with Deep & Moistures 21 ~ Aimaina Kyoukai-sen, and also held her first overseas performances in Germany.

Personal Life Edit

Tentenko was born out of a lady in Kushiro, Hokkaido on the 27th of August, 1990.

She lives with Haack, her orange and white cat.

Discography Edit

For solo works see Tentenko Solo Discography

For everything else see Tentenko Discography Featured In

Publications Edit

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HER

Other Media Edit

Live Video Edit

Film Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Tentenko is one of only two past or present WACK members to market their own branded socks.
  • Her name is taken from a character in a Taiwanese film, aired in Japan as a TV show with the title "Rairai Kyonshiis".
  • Tentenko's influences include Togawa Jun and The Residents.

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