Since 1992, envy have been melting minds and amps for nearly 15 years and have come to dominate the independent hard-core scene in Japan. Their music, through their own evolution, encompasses a sound where intensity and beauty coexists. In short, a band that truly has their own sound. Mogwai’s Rock Action label are pleased to announce the release of the band’s brand new album, ‘Insomniac Doze’ on 24th July.
envy have recorded a number of singles and albums in Japan as well released split albums with bands like This Machine Kills, Endeavor, Six Pence and Yaphet Kotto. Since their beginning, Envy has toured all throughout their native Japan, including playing with Mogwai and ISIS on their most recent Japan tour. In 1997 and twice in 2000, they toured in Asia playing to an audience in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Korea. In 1998 and 2004, envy toured Europe and in 2004 the UK as well as played at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in March.
With the help of Rock Action Records and Mogwai, envy has been received well in countries all over the world. In 2005 envy played at the Fury Fest in July in France and toured in North America in January.
envy are one of the leading independent Japanese bands and widely considered to be one of the best live bands around.