August 27 1990 (Age 29)
Killer Member (殺し屋担当, 2013 - 2014, as a member of BiS)
■ Red (as a member of BiS)
J-Pop, Rock, Experimental, Noise
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
2014 onward Edit
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.
She successfully crowdfunded her debut single Good bye, Good girl. which she released in January 2015 and since then has put out dozens of homemade albums of experimental noise along with the occasional "proper" release of more conventional pop material. Following this release, Tentenko began releasing self-made CD-R albums on her own label, Tenten Records, along with a lot of other self-produced material including magazines, video magazines, and merchandise. She also signed with the label Toys Factory and her debut studio album, Kougyou Seihin, was released in 2016. She also began to collaborate with other experimental 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 Bancamp account to release her CD-R recordings digitally, starting with Deep & Moistures 21 ~ Aimaina Kyoukai-sen.
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.
For solo works see Tentenko Solo Discography
For everything else see Tentenko Discography Featured In
Other Media Edit
Live Video Edit
- [2014.09.24] BiS Kaisan Live ~BiS nari no Budokan~ @Yokohama Arena
- [2015.12.30] Watashi O Noise Ni Tsurette LIVE! - Hijokaidan x Yurumerumo!
- 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.