Plastic Tree (プラスティック トゥリー, Purasutikku Turii?) is a Japanese rock band which formed in December 1993 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
They released their first mini-album in December 1995, and in 1997, they debuted by releasing their first single on a major label.
Their sound has been influenced by bands such as Radiohead and The Cure, but their most recognizable signature is Ryuutarou's (vocalist) unique voice.
Since forming, they have had 4 different drummers.
-Vocal & Backup Guitar
-March 6, 1973
-November 16, 1970
-January 16, 1971
-January 8, 1978
(Sasabuchi Hiroshi) (left in 2009)
-October 12, 1976
-Blood type A
(Osyoudani Takashi) (left in 2001)
-January 15, 1972
-Blood type B
Early in their career, their music was dark and had heavy visual kei influences. As time went on, their sound seemed to change and evolve with every album. Due to this, the band does not think that they should be placed into any certain genre.
Plastic Tree has also stated that their sound has been considerably influenced by British bands such as Radiohead and The Cure.
The the most recognizable signature of Plastic Tree is the melodic, child-like voice of Ryutaro. It is often described as very 'ethereal', and adds to the unique quality of their music. Their sound is also aided by Ryutaro's unique lyrics.
Plastic Tree's current sound ranges from hardcore rock to pop.