Japanese girls rock band BRATS performed their first live American concert at Anime Los Angeles on January 10, 2020, the same day that their new digital single “Excuser” was released on streaming platforms internationally.
BRATS delivered a 13-song set to the excited fans at the Ontario Convention Center, performing the newly-revealed track along with anime and film songs “Ainikoiyo” (To Be Hero) and “Nounai Shoukyo Game” (Slavemen) as well as YouTube hits “Doudatte yokatta” and “Kimarigoto“.
Vocalist Rei Kuromiya spoke to the audience in both English and Japanese during the concert, and the crowd brought the band back to the stage for an encore of the upcoming hard rock song “Ms. Downer”. BRATS later spent over an hour meeting fans for autographs after the show, followed by a Q&A and second autograph session on January 11.
“Excuser” is the first song of the band’s 2020 release schedule, with seven consecutive tracks to coming out monthly through July. BRATS also recently joined a new label, FAR EAST MONSTER RECORDS, and announced the formation of their own management office: office fem, supported by Avex.
BRATS appeared at Anime Los Angeles by arrangement with Resonance Media.
BRATS @ Anime Los Angeles
January 10, 2020 – Ontario Convention Center
2. Kaihou seyo
5. Lost Place
6. Big Bad World
9. Ms. Downer
10. Nounai Shoukyo Game
11. Doudatte yokatta
13. Ms. Downer
BRATS upcoming events include a special “Shooting BRATS” live concert music video session at Shibuya CLUB CRAWL on February 11, and the 2-day “Monster’s Nest Vol. 1” collaboration event on March 21 and 22 at Shimokitazawa Flowers Loft hosted by BRATS and FAR EAST MONSTER RECORDS.