イギリスで活躍し、多数のフェスティバル、イタリア、フィンランド、ロシアなどを回り、Acid Mothers Temple（http://
they came from the stars, i saw them (略してtcftsist)
Vo,Programme,syn HORTON JUPITER
Bass DAN HAYHURST
Guitar TAISHI NAGASAKA
Drums GILES NARANG
this is not an exit
One of the highlights of my year, without a doubt...the greatest band name ever. Visionaries follow their muse regardless of the world around them and that couldn't be more true of they came from the stars i saw them...Numbering as many as 30 in the past, they've now trimmed down to a more manageable four-piece, but their music is still as astonishingly catchy as ever, somehow combining krautrock, space rock, free jazz, soul and funk into a pure pop concoction...with brilliant titles and wonderful, hypnotic singalong tunes....ahead of their time...
John Kennedy on XFM and in DAZED & CONFUSED - TWICE S.O.T.W
AND THEN....After lamenting the lack of label for the genius space kraut funk pop of They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them) a couple of columns back, I can now tell you that they are in fact signed to Thisisnotanexit Records (www.thisisnotanexit.com). It was they who released the single late last year and now have another, "The Unstoppable Kite", scheduled for March this year. An album and third single are to follow in the autumn. Let us all rejoice in anticipation! Just make sure you see the band play as soon as possible because they're ace.
John Kennedy in DAZED & CONFUSED Feb 2007
...the maverick spirit of Krautrock...exists elsewhere... the likes of Liars, The Boredoms, Animal Collective, Black Dice, Lightning Bolt and They Came From The Stars I Saw Them are pushing the boundaries in a way that would please the old guard.
Chris Parkin, Time Out
Bonkers death factory cocktail bar electronica about meeting aliens.they're going to be stars(we see it)...
you could be forgiven for thinking TCFTSIST are the only pop group in the world who matter. Genius is the only word, really.
TWICE Leftfield S.O.T.M. Muzik magazine
Its an oddity!
Xmas Single of the Week: Mark & Lard, Radio 1
"There is, however, only one Christmas no 1 and in a perfect world it would be a musical diaspora known as They Came from the Stars, I Saw Them...extraordinary in a bonkers, laugh-out-loud funny kind of way....Single of the Fortnight without a Heidi of a doubt."
Single of the Fortnight, The List
"utterley entrancing...this is the Beta Band, times twenty"
****review BANG! Magazine
tastlessness? id say tasty to the point of pungent!
Mixing It, Radio 3
A performance-art-prog-punk-pop band of quite magnificent primitivism, and if theyre not the best band in the country its because that hoary titles too boring for them. Lets say instead; The Most New Band In Britain.
Freaky Trigger. http://
Absurdist madness with the sole aim to create excitement
I do not know to what scrappy spaceship these nice and totally mad people belong to, but I am convinced that we will hear about them more.
Blow Up magazine, Italy
...this could be a posse of Clangers let loose in the studio with hallucinogens, plastic recorders, and a mic pointed at the cosmic vortex
Careless Talk Costs Lives
...gorgeous, inventive, sweetly winking, vaguely lips-like xmas e.p.
Beautiful, poetic, creeping chaos
S.O.T.M. Bizzarre Magazine
Bands like TCFTSIST have such a rare emotion, led by curiosity, rather than the familiar ease into which our generation is all too easily letting itself slip. This music should not be picked to pieces, it should be heard as a progression in the greater scheme of things. Provactive, intelligent, skilled, daring and very intriguing!
Drowned in Sound.com
Pretentious twaddle or creative genius? Your call.
probably the U.Ks most pretentious band (they have worked very hard for the title)....As individual as a snowflake!
what are they up to, this poxy band? Theres too many of em, they dont know what theyre doin...
SOME RECENT REVIEWS:
TCFTSIST 1 - Reality 0. This band is hotter than chips. With an attitude to rip-it-up-and-start-again DIY wave, neo(n) psychedelic, sophistication, flaming lips and burning hearts are merging to the surreal promise: You are not alone. BAD ALCHEMY
Could be the future of pop music STEVE LAMACQ
this might be the first time in years i listened to a 12" someone gave to me randomly and liked it, freaked out & grabbed the sleeve wondering "who is this new talent emerging?!" really lovely. i can't fucking wait to play it tonite! JAMES MURPHY, DFA
As the bratty hyperactive siblings of Hot Chip who inherited all their toy instruments They Came From The Stars strike up that contagious pound and commence to break their older brother's toys and throw that space echo effects unit down the fucking stairs before bed time. And you know what's so great? In They Came From The Stars World, there is no bed time! It's Time has the song structure DFA's remixes have been aiming at for years...this is the real thing. Remember your fairy stories kids, these are the children of Puck and Pan. They Came From The Stars and ran away with your heart, your girlfriend, your mum, auntie Doris and all your acid. 20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS
As mad as a hatter, the bands freaky, futuristic pop takes in some strange influences, like Silver Apples oscillating psychedelic electronica, Flaming Lips' surrealist pop and the cosmic Metal On Metal-styled noise of Kraftwerk. Yet there's something more accessible about the band than this might suggest, as hinted at on current single 'It's Time', a proper, warm-hearted pop song. Chris Parkin, Time Out
Gay Masters Disco Mix that picks up where Hot Chip's "Over and Over" left off...tasty, very tasty! DJ MIKEY FOUR, CLUB NME RESIDENT
What other band comes clad almost purely in white and gold? What other band has the ability to switch between 2007 disco, euphoric surges of electronic noise, unblistering chaos and straight dance ability all at the flick of a finger and in the same set?? What other band promises you the world and then gives you it? CD TIMES
It's possibly true to say that no-one is quite on the same wave length as TCFTSIST - they occupy realms that exist between the unseen cracks found loosely holding together overlapping genres...perhaps only Animal Collective veer anywhere near their orbital sphere in terms of being somewhere else and other worldly. Essential in a word LOSING TODAY
”Secret Garden party”
”Festival Sous La Plage”, Parc André Citroen
パリの公演、Parc André Citroenでのフリーフェスティバルです。
今回はNoise Of Art とのコラボで、Vampire と一緒にやります。
”Standon Calling Festival”
”glastonbery” (どこかのステージのヘッドライナー) 2007
”standon calling” 2007,2008
goldmund (どこかのステージのヘッドライナー) in berlin 2007
meltdown festival (jarvis cookerによるオーガナイズ) 2007
Guitar : Taishi Nagasaka