Aural Vampire (オーラルヴァンパイア, ōraru vanpaia?) is a Japanese electronic band which consists of Exo-Chika (vocals/lyrics) and Raveman (music). They hail from Tokyo, Japan and compose mainly electropop, darkwave, and synthpop music with occasional industrial elements. Aural Vampire has toured Europe numerous times and been featured in magazines such as Astan Magazine and The Dose. They are currently under an indie record label. Aural Vampire released their full-length debut album, Vampire Ecstasy, in 2004. Since then they have only released one online single, which is available on their website, and a few tracks and remixes on compilations, but they remained active as a live band. Their song 湘南族 -cannibal coast- was featured on Beatmania IIDX 15: DJ Troopers; although, their name was misspelled as “AURAL VAMPIER.”
With a name like that, I they better give good aural to their fans. :)
Marié Christina Digby (pronounced /mæɹi’eɪ ‘dɪgbi/ Ma-ree-AY Dig-Bee) (born April 16, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. She is best known for her acoustic cover version of Rihanna’s No. 1 hit “Umbrella”, which attracted attention on YouTube in 2007. The song was subsequently played on the radio station STAR 98.7, was featured on the third season opening episode of the MTV show The Hills, and peaked at #10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Digby performed the song on the late night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly on August 2, 2007.
Digby’s first official single, “Say It Again”, was released to radio stations on January 18, 2008. Her debut album, Unfold, was released on April 8, 2008.
Marié is half Japanese and half Irish-American and is incredibly talented with a nice pretty face to go with. Strumming on her guitar belting out familiar pop tunes in her own version made her the popular starlet that she is today. SHe is certain not just another pretty face, an unconventional artist to watch out for. :)