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Free?
06-09-2008, 05:30 AM
I didn't find anyone (except myself :D) mentioning this band, so I have to let you know about them. Japanese pop-punk, however their music is pretty tasty, I like their songs better than many American / European bands. Their sound is a mixture of NOFX /The Offspring / Blink 182 / Sum 41/ Mest etc... with some sweet metal-songs. Lyric-wise they aren't anything special (but for japanese like themselves they do pretty well imo), but it's definately worth checking if you don't know them yet. School Of Liberty is their best (according to many people's opinion) album, so if you can, get it!

Some examples of Nicotine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV8MmClQzug&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KpE-2NuOT4&feature=related
"metal" song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KPjIV9BWKQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzDRKpZGCR4&feature=related
You can find some more videos on youtube.

Okay... I've uploaded School Of Liberty album, download it here -> http://www.sendspace.com/file/9bg519
Enjoy! ...and I'd like to see as more as possible opinions here :p

Full SOUNDQUAKE album on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=91C538043E383BFA

dff_punk
06-09-2008, 06:22 AM
Yep, I have all their albums I think. The lyrics suck and their english is kinda funny, but musically, they're really kickass, those guys really know how to write good punk-rock songs.
Have you heard the album "Achromatic Ambitious"? It's their latest one, I think really awesome, cotains 80% more guitar solos than older albums:D

Da Hui
06-09-2008, 06:23 AM
aye, good band. didn't know many people knew of them. Good catchy pop-punk if you want some of that, my only real problem with them is that they mention "punk rock" in pretty much every song - it gets annoying.
fucking love to see them live though.
:)

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Free?
06-09-2008, 06:30 AM
No, I haven't heard it yet. 80% more guitar solos? Holy crap! Did they turn into metalcore or melodic death ? :D :D :D I mean Nicotine's solos allways were really great and quite often, and now you say that there are allmost twice more of them...
I'm looking for "Achromatic Ambitious" now. Can't find a download yet...
Could you upload it please, you big sexy maaaaan?! :D

dff_punk
06-09-2008, 06:39 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TKPRX55E

There ya go. Not my upload, found it on the net. Hope it works.

The album is more rockier, but it's still punk-rock. No metal or something, just much more guitar solos compared to the album before, "Probably The Best". Speaking of PTB, there is a song "Bad Neighbor", clearly an homage to "The Offspring" :) Has anyone heard it?

medi01
06-09-2008, 06:53 AM
Their sound is a mixture of NOFX /The Offspring / Blink 182 / Sum 41/

Personally i dont like them and think that you managed to insult four bands at once......but thats my view and we have all got different music tastes:cool:

Free?
06-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Personally i dont like them and think that you managed to insult four bands at once......but thats my view and we have all got different music tastes:cool:

Hahaha :) . Well.. that's how their music sounds, Nicotine looks soo goddamn inspired by those bands. If you could discribe them better and find any bands who sound more similar, you are welcome to do so. And I know that you did understand that wasn't an insult at all \o/
dff_punk, thanks for a link mate :)

dff_punk
06-09-2008, 07:14 AM
You're welcome. Hope you like it.

jacknife737
06-09-2008, 01:14 PM
They can be a bit annoying at times, but they’re really a solid pop-punk band. I’ve only heard Desperado though.

Free?
06-10-2008, 03:55 AM
They can be a bit annoying at times, but they’re really a solid pop-punk band. I’ve only heard Desperado though.

There are links to download 2 of their albums in this thread. Do that mate, you will not regret ;)
dff, I liked Achromatic Ambitious pretty much, and yes, it seems to be more into hard rock this time.

Da Hui
06-10-2008, 06:39 AM
Speaking of PTB, there is a song "Bad Neighbor", clearly an homage to "The Offspring" :) Has anyone heard it?

The COAP Rip off? :cool:

dff_punk
06-10-2008, 07:39 AM
Yea exactly. I wonder what they were thinking while making that song:rolleyes:

jacknife737
06-10-2008, 12:32 PM
There are links to download 2 of their albums in this thread. Do that mate, you will not regret ;)
dff, I liked Achromatic Ambitious pretty much, and yes, it seems to be more into hard rock this time.


Alright, i'll check it out.

jacknife737
06-10-2008, 03:16 PM
So i gave School Of Liberty, and it's a really fun record! It's even better then Desperado, guess i'll have to check these guys out a little more often.

dff_punk
06-10-2008, 04:17 PM
This (http://youtube.com/watch?v=brqKfNJ4L70) is very funny imho. People under it are bitching at it, but it is kinda cute:p

jacknife737
06-10-2008, 04:23 PM
This (http://youtube.com/watch?v=brqKfNJ4L70) is very funny imho. People under it are bitching at it, but it is kinda cute:p

Yeah, that's really cute acutally. I love these guys.

offspringing
06-12-2008, 10:04 PM
if you want a good punk/pop/rock jrock band you should listen to asian kung-fu generation or if you want harder sadie

akfg-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxjYJWvmOlg

sadie-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y02qI7V3jk

Free?
06-13-2008, 04:48 AM
if you want a good punk/pop/rock jrock band you should listen to asian kung-fu generation or if you want harder sadie

akfg-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxjYJWvmOlg

sadie-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y02qI7V3jk

Thanks,
I've heard some songs from Asian Kung-Fu Generation before, and I've checked Sadie also. Sadie seems to be typical fashion brutal experimental japanese metal freaks that are pretty popular today because of anime fans (emo is getting it's part of popularity thanks to anime aswell). Like D'espairs Ray and others. AKFG is just what you said, pop-punk-jrock and again it's connected to anime. The thing I don't like about anime-connected bands is that they are pretty cheesy. They can play somewhat brutal metal or slow pop song, but they will be about the same - freedom, struggle, love, being rejected, being something special without others' understanding etc. That's what I don't like emo for aswell. They act like somewhat rockstars, they use the image of rock band, but their message is weak and boring. Maybe it's just me who doesn't understand (because I don't speak japanese) but so far I'm pretty sure that I'm right, if you can show me some example that would prove that I'm wrong, I would be grateful.
And why do I like Nicotine more than another jrock band? Because they aren't actually jrock. They play solid pop-punk, their message is pretty social and politic ( of course they can't stop pointing at themselves as punks and they have some love songs aswell). Nicotine's english is pretty poor aswell, but when it comes to music, they show you some real skills and that's why I like them the most. Yes, they are pretty big posers aswell, but they compensate that musically.

dff_punk
09-19-2008, 05:16 AM
Sorry for bumping this, but it seems I kinda lost my "School Of Liberty" album somewhere... could Free? or someone re-upload it?

Free?
09-19-2008, 05:30 AM
Sorry for bumping this, but it seems I kinda lost my "School Of Liberty" album somewhere... could Free? or someone re-upload it?

Sorry for bumping? :) I'm glad about someone bumping this thread up! Sure, "Lets..... DOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIT!"

http://www.sendspace.com/file/9bg519

P.S: If someone still haven't heard them, here's your chance! You'll like it, that's 99% for sure :cool:

dff_punk
09-19-2008, 05:58 AM
Thank you very much :) There was also a Basket Case cover in that album, but whatever, not important.

On a second note, the only album I do not have from them is called "Sound From The Schizoid Core", from 2006, if anyone has it, greatly appreciated. And... where is some new album? Those guys seem to release new albums quite often, and the last one was in 2007 ;)

Free?
09-19-2008, 12:43 PM
Hey, I have some great news about the band. There's only one little problem about it... http://www.skyrecords.co.jp/nicotine/main.html
Is someone here strong enough in Japanese to translate all that mess? =]

BTW I still haven't heard their Basket Case cover, would appreciate much if someone would upload it! And I haven't heard about Schizoid or new album either...

dff_punk
09-19-2008, 01:30 PM
Ah, I see what your problem is :D

Anyways, I saw somewhere they released now some cover album "Cover Of It All", but it is an album of covers of japanese songs, unfortunately. Even though I am quite interested in that, no downloads found on google(been through 10 pages of multiple search solutions).

dff_punk
12-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Fuck yeah! Bumping for the brand new album "Soundquake"!!!

Here!!! (http://rapidshare.com/files/172320594/NICOTINE_-_SOUNDQUAKE.rar)
..gonna listen to it now! :) :)

Free?
12-11-2008, 04:10 PM
Whoa, great news! Thanks for letting us know, downloading it as well. \m/

EDIT: It's good old Nicotine, there are some quite interesting experiments, but still it sounds like them. PUNK ROCK JONNY is there as well :D. The beginning is explosive, from the first time the album seems a bit too long, but it will be fine after some time fo'sho.
Oh, and the Track04 called CAMPUS.

EDIT EDIT: The full album is now on youtube http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=91C538043E383BFA

dff_punk
12-12-2008, 04:48 PM
Hooly fuck, the first two tracks are so fucking intense, Soundquake indeed!! :) Then in the middle of the album it gets kinda mediocre, but I guess I will give it a couple more listens :)

bighead384
12-12-2008, 05:23 PM
That guys voice is slightly annoying. But they really know how to write great songs.

Free?
02-21-2009, 03:35 PM
I just found two new videos from the latest album, some folks here might be interested in them.
CAMPUS (http://www.jpopasia.com/play/14115/nicotine/campus.html)
SOMEDAY (http://www.jpopasia.com/play/14116/nicotine/someday.html)
Cheesy and silly, but it's not a rocket science, it's pop punk that still sounds like it's from late 90's.

Edit: A random picture for lolz
http://www.nicotine-matome.com/img/disco/bInPunkWeTrust.jpg

Double edit: Have you seen this vid before? I haven't. The site says it's from 2007. Degeneration (http://www.jpopasia.com/play/14062/nicotine/degeneration.html) Solo is damn sweet.
Oh right, it's from that Achromatic album lol.

zsk
02-22-2009, 02:10 PM
I didn't find anyone (except myself :D) mentioning this band, so I have to let you know about them. Japanese pop-punk, however their music is pretty tasty, I like their songs better than many American / European bands. Their sound is a mixture of NOFX /The Offspring / Blink 182 / Sum 41/ Mest etc... with some sweet metal-songs. Lyric-wise they aren't anything special (but for japanese like themselves they do pretty well imo), but it's definately worth checking if you don't know them yet. School Of Liberty is their best (according to many people's opinion) album, so if you can, get it!

Some examples of Nicotine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV8MmClQzug&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KpE-2NuOT4&feature=related
"metal" song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KPjIV9BWKQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzDRKpZGCR4&feature=related
You can find some more videos on youtube.

Okay... I've uploaded School Of Liberty album, download it here -> http://www.sendspace.com/file/9bg519
Enjoy! ...and I'd like to see as more as possible opinions here :p

Full SOUNDQUAKE album on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=91C538043E383BFA


i love thier music!

bighead384
02-22-2009, 02:27 PM
I think "Remember" is a classic fucking song. I listen to these guys every once in a while, they're pretty damn good. Some of the lyrics are a little corny, but the singer is very sincere about what he does, so it makes up for it.

dff_punk
04-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Bumping this again, cause I just found out that these guys released a new album in 2012, called "God Of Rock", two songs are on youtube, but not much else, even google is weak on this one. Any miracle worker who finds the entire album for download will get some reward, seriously.