abingdon boys school

Vocalist Takanori Nishikawa formed abingdon boys school (a.b.s) in with support musicians he met while touring as T.M.Revolution.

There are a few different meanings behind the band name:

  • The name comes from Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, England - famously attended by the members of Radiohead
  • Nishikawa likes cars, and saw a connection between the band name and the anti-lock braking system (ABS) used in cars (yes, this is oddly specific)
  • Pronouncing the letters a.b.s in Japanese also sounds like Ebisu (恵比寿), a district of Tokyo where the band had their initial practice sessions

The current members are:

  • Takanori Nishikawa (vocals)
  • SUNAO (guitar)
  • Hiroshi Shibasaki (guitar)
  • Toshiyuki Kishi (keyboards, turntables, programming)