Rock band The Birthday has found a new guitarist. Fujii Kenji will fill the shoes of Imai Akinobu, who left the group this past September. The new lineup is already preparing for their first concert together and a couple new releases.
Fujii has mainly been active as a session musician for other artists, though he has been in several bands before, including THE BARRETT, MY LITTLE LOVER, and Hayashi Hideo. Most recently, he worked with The Birthday member Chiba Yusuke on an album by Q;indivi+, a spin-off project of the band Q;indivi.
The Birthday’s new lineup will perform their first concert on March 12 at Shibuya’s CLUB QUATTRO, as part of a joint event with The Genbaku Onanies.
The band is also starting production on new material, aiming to complete a new single for early spring and a full album for early summer.