LANDS is a temporary Japanese rock indie fusion band formed by musical producer Kobayashi Takeshi (Mr.Children) for the movie BANDAGE. They have a wide range of style, covering rock, punk, ska & ballads, among others. LANDS marked Akanishi's solo debut.
- Kobayashi Takeshi (小林武史) (Keyboards, guitar)
- Akanishi Jin (赤西仁) (Vocals)
- Kaneko Nobuaki (金子ノブアキ) (Drums)
In September 2009, it was reported that LANDS would make their debut later in the fall with the single, "BANDAGE". Nearly a month later it was confirmed that the single would be released on November 25, 2009. Upon the release of the single it debuted at number-one on the Oricon single chart.
The band released their debut and last album, Olympos on January 13, 2010. The album also debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album charts with the sales of over 103,000 copies. On January 19, 2010, the group held a concert titled, LANDS Last Live.
- [2010.01.13] Olympos
- [2009.11.25] BANDAGE
Books / Magazines
- [2009.12.xx] Arena 37 Degree 2010 January Issue (Feature)
- [2009.12.xx] Nihon Eiga navi Vol.19 (Feature)
- [2010.02.xx] ARENA 37 Degree 2010 April Issue (Feature)
- [2010.01.xx] Jin Akanishi in LANDS BANDAGE Official Book