Fukuoka-based teenage model Manon, of the Asobi System agency (same as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, etc.), debuted last month as a singer with the songs "xxFANCYPOOLxx" and "Beat The Bad Luck" produced by Yuppa (HNC aka Hazel Nuts Chocolate)! Those two were released digitally and as videos on YouTube, and they're now coming on 7"! "xxFANCYPOOLxx" is a breakbeats rap track that samples "Lolita Ya Ya" (from the movie "Lolita"), and "Beat The Bad Luck" has a lo-fi synth-pop taste.
The release has a deluxe feel: it comes in a thick colorful jacket with liner notes that unfold into a mini-poster, and the record is light pink vinyl! A sticker and download code are also included.
Also check out new song "Wavy Pineapple Days" that has just been released on YouTube!
Manon can be seen performing on September 10 afternoon at Shimokitazawa Cage part of event "Cult Club" (flyer). Yomeiri Land and Dreamcast will also perform, and DJs include HNC, Maika Loubté, Threepee Boys & more! The event goes from 14:00 until 20:00. Entrance is ¥500 + 1 drink.
Manon "xxFANCYPOOLxx" (7")
B. Beat The Bad Luck
"Beat The Bad Luck"