Nemophila started out as a session band in August, 2019 with mayu on vocals, SAKI on guitars, Hazuki on guitars, Haraguchi-san on bass and Tamu Murata on drums. The band officially made their debut live in September, 2019 at the METAL WEEKEND 2019 held at Zepp Diver City, Tokyo where the band opened up for big names such as LOUDNESS and HAMMERFALL. They continued to perform live shows in the Tokyo area leading to the release of their first single “OIRAN” on February 29, 2020, in which they played a sold out solo show at the Shibuya REX in Tokyo. Their second single “RAITEI” was released on August 22, 2020 accompanied by a live stream show on the same day with Tamu Murata playing her first show after coming back from maternity leave.

NEMOPHILA started their YouTube channel on February 8, 2020. Their first video featured a studio performance of the band playing IRON MAIDEN’s “The Trooper” which has been viewed over 1.6 million times. Nemophila played their first concerts on September 14 and 15 as part of Metal Weekend 2019 at Zepp Diver City, where they opened for Loudness and HammerFall. They released their first single “Oiran” on February 29, 2020, and held their first one-man live that same day to a sold-out audience at Shibuya Rex.mTheir third single “Dissension” followed on February 28, 2021.

On April 29, the band performed at Show-Ya’s all-female Naon no Yaon festival. On June 22, 2021. Nemophila released their international compilation Oiran: Extended Edition from British label JPU Records on June 25. Compiling the band’s entire discography up to that point, plus a new English version of “Dissension”, it was the most pre-ordered album in the label’s history. It also marked the first time the band’s music had ever been available in record shops, as previously everything was sold directly from their website in Japan. Nemophila released their debut studio album Revive on December 15, 2021. Their first one-man concert with all five members at Line Cube Shibuya was performed on January 9, 2022 and the tickets sold out quickly after going on sale in October 2021.

Saki said the most important thing in Nemophila is to play “hard music like metalcore, but make it ‘yurufuwa’, to give it more of a personality. A Japanese word, it means… fluffy and smooth.” She elaborated in another interview, “Traditionally, rock bands have a strong, masculine image. The concept of ‘yurufuwa’ is to stay close to ourselves rather than forcibly portraying our female identity as masculine. We thought it was interesting to make the cuteness of something fluffy come together with intense metal parts. You can feel it in the choruses of ‘Dissension’ and ‘Raitei’, but also in our behavior on stage.” Hazuki has cited the various ways in which Mayu sings as an important feature of Nemophila; “Her raw voice is very characteristic. That is why we were aiming for a heavier sound.”

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Mayu · vocals
Saki
Saki · guitar
Hazuki (葉月)
Hazuki (葉月) · guitar
Haraguchi-san
Haraguchi-san · bass
Tamu
Tamu Murata · drums
Style (Digital Single) · 20th Jul 2022

Style

Adabana (Digital Single) · 21th Jun 2022

Adabana

A Ray of Light (Digital Single) · 10th May 2022

A Ray of Light

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Revive Live · It’s sooooo nice to finally meet you · 11th May 2022

Hozuki · Raitei · Sorai · Night Flight · Breaking Out · Revive · Blooming · Fighter · Rollin’ Rollin’ · Hypnosis · Game over · Creature · Monsters · Change the world · Dissension · Oiran · (Encore) Life (Instrumental Intro) · Life

9th Jan 2022 · Live Concert at Line Cube · This Concert will be released on BluRay

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Revive · 15th Dec 2021

Revive · Dissension (Remastered) · Bonfire · Hypnosis · Game Over · Life (New Version) · Sorai (Remastered) · Rollin’ Rollin’ · Change The World · Raitei (Remastered) · Oiran (New Version)

Bonus DVD Limited Edition (Live) · Oiran · Raitei · Sorai · Life · Dissension
Balancing Rock – DDCZ-9073 · JPU Records – JPU079

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Oiran Extended Edition · 24th Jun 2021

Oiran · Monsters · Life · Raitei · Sorai · Dissension · Fighter · Dissension (English Version)

JPU Records – JPU074

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Dissension · 21th Feb 2021

Dissension · Fighter · Raitei (Instrumental) · Sorai (Instrumental)

Not On Label (Nemophila Self-released) – MWBR-0021

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Raitei · 22th Aug 2020

Raitei · Sorai · Oiran (Instrumental) · Monsters (Instrumental) · Life (Instrumental)

Not On Label (Nemophila Self-released) – MWBR-0020

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Oiran· 29th Feb 2020

Oiran · Monsters · Life

Not On Label (Nemophila Self-released) – MWBR-0019

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Live at Wild Side Tokyo

22th Aug 2019 · 1st Mayu Session

I am a storm (Show-Ya) · The Trooper (Iron Maiden) · D&D Totally lead me, I my me (Muratamu) · Samurai in the Rain (Muratamu) · Kurenai (English Version) (X-Japan) · (Encore) I am a storm (Show-Ya)

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Live at Wild Side Tokyo

5th Sep 2019 · 2nd Mayu Session

Guerrilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine) · I am a storm (Show-Ya) · The Trooper (Iron Maiden) · Kurenai (English Version) (X-Japan) ·
New Song · D&D Totally lead me, I my me (Muratamu) · Samurai in the Rain (Muratamu) · (Encore) I Was Born to Love You (Queen)

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Live at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo

14th Sep 2019 · Metal Weekend 2019 · Day 1

The Trooper (Iron Maiden) · Oiran · Boom

Metal Weekend Festival Day 1 · 1st live performance as NEMOPHILA · 1st live performance of Oiran

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Live at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo

15th Sep 2019 · Metal Weekend 2019 · Day 2

The Trooper (Iron Maiden) · Oiran · D&D Totally lead me, I my me (Muratamu)

Metal Weekend Day 2 · 2nd live performance as NEMOPHILA

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Live at Wild Side Tokyo

23th Oct 2019 · Get Crazy · Wild Side Tokyo

Guerrilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine) · The Trooper (Iron Maiden) · I Was Born to Love You (Queen) · Wings (Mary’s Blood) · Sorai · Oiran · Boom · D&D Totally lead me, I my me (Muratamu) · Samurai in the Rain (Muratamu) · (Encore) Wings (Mary’s Blood) · I am a storm (Show-Ya)

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Live at Wild Side Tokyo

16th Dec 2019 · White Night Fantasy at Wild Side Tokyo

Sorai · D&D Totally lead me, I my me (Muratamu) · Samurai in the Rain (Muratamu) · Lif · Game over · Boom · I am the storm (Show-Ya) – Oiran · (Encore) Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC)

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Live Streaming · Zaiko Garden

22th Aug 2020 · 1st online live

Sorai · Raitei · Fighter · The Trooper (Iron Maiden) · Samurai in the Rain (Muratamu) · So What? (Pink) · メギツネ (Babymetal) · Breaking Out · Game over · Monsters · Oiran · (Encore) Life

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Live Streaming · Zaiko Garden

14th Nov 2020 · Naon@Yaon · Online Live

赤裸ライア (Gacharic Spin) · SORAI · Raitei · Breaking Out · Fighter · Life · Fairy (with 寺田恵子 of Show-Ya) · 私は嵐 (with 寺田恵子 of Show-Ya) · Monsters · Oiran · (Encore) Lock On (Gacharic Spin & Nemohila) · Lovers (Show-Ya) with Show-Ya, Gacharic Spin & Nemohila

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Live Streaming · Zaiko Garden

26th Dec 2020 · 2nd online live

Set 1 · Oiran · Monsters · Fighter · Sorai · Thunder · Raitei
Set 2 · Monsters · Sorai · Breaking Out – Blooming · Another story · Life · Game over · Night Flight · Fighter · Raitei · Oiran

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Live Streaming · Zaiko Garden

29th Feb 2021 · 3rd online live

Set 1 · Sorai · Monsters · Dissension · Fighter · Oiran
Set 2 · Raitei · Blooming · Night Flight · Breaking out · Kurenai (English Version X-Japan) · Life · Game over · Dissension · Fighter · Sorai · Oiran

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Live Streaming · Zaiko Garden

19th Jun 2021 · 4th online live · From Soko to Koko

Set 1 · Dissension · Sorai · Fighter · Raitei · Oiran
Set 2 · Monsters · Blooming · Breaking Out · Sorai · Night Flight · Creature · Game over · Life · Rusty Nail (X-Japan) · Raitei · Fighter · Dissension · Oiran

Live Online Soko to Koko was filmed 29th April 2021

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Live Streaming · Zaiko Garden

17th Oct 2021 · 5th online live · 2nd Anniversary

Monsters · Thunder · Traitaei · Revive · Fighter · Dissension · Sorai · Breaking Out · Blooming · Hypnosis · Game over · Creature · Life · Rollin’ Rollin’ · 鬼灯 · Revive · Oiran

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Live at Line Cube Tokyo

9th Jan 2022 · Live Concert at Line Cube

Hozuki · Raitei · Sorai · Night Flight · Breaking Out · Revive · Blooming · Fighter · Rollin’ Rollin’ · Hypnosis · Game over · Creature · Monsters · Change the world · Dissension · Oiran · (Encore) Life (Instrumental Intro) · Life

This Concert will be released as BluRay 11th May 2022.

Live at Whisky a Go Go

1st July 2022 · Live Concert Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood (USA)

Hozuki · Raitei · Sorai · Night Flight · Breaking Out · Revive · Blooming · Fighter · Rollin’ Rollin’ · Hypnosis · Game over · Creature · Monsters · Change the world · Dissension · Oiran · (Encore) Life (Instrumental Intro) · Life

Revive · Raitei · Hoozuki · Rollin’ Rollin’ · Adabana · Game Over · Fighter · A Ray Of Light · Sorai · Change the world · Monsters · Dissension · Encore: Life · Oiran