generasia:Featured article for 2020 week 7
SCANDAL is a Japanese pop-rock girl band from Osaka, Japan. Formed in August 2006 by four high school girls, they started playing street lives until they were noticed and signed to the indie label Kitty Records. In 2008, they released three singles and a mini-album while performing shows in the United States, France, and Hong Kong. That October, SCANDAL released their major debut single, "DOLL", under EPIC Records Japan.
The band has performed the theme songs for many anime, including "Shoujo S" for BLEACH, "Shunkan Sentimental" for Hagane no Renkinjutsushi FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST and "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" for Pokémon the Movie XY Hakai no Mayu to Diancie|Pokémon. With numerous overseas performances and anime theme songs, SCANDAL has built a considerable international fanbase.
On December 24, 2018, it was announced the band had created their own private label "her" and would release content under it beginning in spring 2019.
Their ninth album, Kiss from the darkness, is released this week on February 12th.