Cocklobin have updated their site, officially adding bassist Hisaki and drummer Kiri as members of the band.
The full lineup for cocklobin is now:
- Vo. nigu (babysitter -> tosinn -> cocklobin)
- Gt. Iori (Phobia -> Lamiel -> Blast -> Siva -> cocklobin)
- Gt. shinichi (cocklobin)
- Ba. HISAKI (Rozario -> 13 -> Black:List -> cocklobin)
- Dr. Kiri (gazelle -> Twisted Clock [support] -> WORLDisMINE -> cocklobin)
In November they will release their first single as a full band, entitled “Black.”
Cocklobin first performed in January of 2009, opening for 9GOATS BLACK OUT and Sugar. Observing the members histories, particularly nigu’s, and taking into consideration the styles of the bands they played with, one would be correct to assume that their style is very dark and melodic, continuing in the vein of the various Nagoya-kei bands of the past decade. One cannot make the connection of nigu’s previous involvement in tosinn, which coincidentally featured Ryo (ex-GULLET, now 9GOATS), and not be able to have some perception of their style, even without having heard a single song by them. Their first samples on their official Myspace would have given support to the preconceived notion that cocklobin would turn out to be a 9GOATS clone band, but don’t fool yourself without actually hearing their true sound. While 9GOATS is more atmospheric, significantly layered, and riddled with contrasts of control and instability (mental, not regarding sound or themes), cocklobin have proffered a denser, less abstract sound. If 9GOATS were the sky, cocklobin would be the earth. Nevertheless, there are strong similarities between the two that one cannot deny, but those similarities tend to be the very same that one might observe of most bands bearing that style. The strength with which they have taken their first steps will no doubt take them very far, a strength that is easily recognized reflected by their first mini album having recently sold out.