Givuss (ギブス) was a visual kei indie band that was around for only a very short time. However, they had quite a lot of following and nowadays they still get some attention from fans of alice nine. (アリス九號.), D, THE KIDDIE, and Kazoku, the bands in which some the members play now.
Their music was quite heavy and with hard guitar riffs and pounding drums they separated themselves from the mass of visual bands. Also, Shou's powerful voice fit their music perfectly, often supported by screaming and grunting back up vocals from the other members.
Givuss was formed in February 2003 by the vocalist Shou and guitarist Tora. They were soon joined by Nao on guitar, Tsunehito on bass and Yuu on drums. After some performances, they released their very first demo-tape, Juunin Toshiki in July. However, the 1000 copies were sold out so quickly, so about a month later the second press of another 1000 followed.
Around this time, in the first few months of their existence, Nao left the band and was replaced by another guitarist until that one left as well, and they continued as a quartet.
On October 17th, the young band had their first one-man concert and in December, they released their very first maxi-single, Hana.Tori.Kaze.Tsuki, which ranked 4th on the Oricon indies charts. In the same month they had another one-man concert, on which they distributed a videotape.
At the beginning of 2004, the band announced to disband soon. Their two last concerts were on March 22nd and 23rd. On March 31st they released their last single, Nou ongaku mushoumei (no music, no life).
Unfortunately, Givuss had only been around for a little more then a year before they disbanded, but the members continued their music careers, becoming quite successful. Shou and Tora started the currently well-known band alice nine. Tsunehito joined SCISSOR and when they disbanded he became the bassist of D. Yuu reappeared in the music scene as the drummer of Kazoku, and after their disbandment he became part of THE KIDDIE.
Status: disbanded (2003 - 2004)
将 (Shou) - Vocals
虎 (Tora) - Guitar
Tsunehito - Bass
ユウ (Yuu) - Drums
[demo tape] [07.07.2003] Givuss - Juunin Toshiki
[mini-album] [31.03.2004] Givuss - nou ongaku mushoumei (no music, no life)
[maxi-single] [03.12.2003] Givuss - Hana.Tori.Kaze.Tsuki.