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Mika Bomb
Origin London
Genres Pop punk
garage punk
indie rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Grand Royal
Damaged Goods Records
Associated acts Long Kuan Jiu Duan
Website Mika Bomb's page on Damaged Goods' website
Mika Handa - lead singer

Anko (Ann Sung-an Lee) - the tele girl, backing vocals
Mel Roxy - the SG girl, backing vocals
Wataru Idol - bass
Ergi Ahmed - drums

Former members
Nic Tse - bass
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster - Gibson SG

Mika Bomb (sometimes spelled Mikabomb) is a London-based, Japanese pop-punk band. The current line-up is:

Lead singer Mika Handa arrived in London in 1998, with the goal of playing in a punk band. Recruitment for the band began with the arrival in London of the guitarist Agi (Long Kuan),[1] who now sings in the electronic duo, Long Kuan Jiu Duan.[2][3] Agi is also known to have tried to re-use Mika Bomb songs in China for profit due to their shaky copyright laws. Another Mika (Mika Kanayama) on bass introduced an element of musicality to the bass department while a North London boy, Ergi, provided the drums.

In 2000, they signed with the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal. Mika Bomb performed in the West Country plugging their singles Super Sexy Razor Happy Girls and Heart Attack. They fused Motown, New York punk, 50's garage rock and Japanese pop to form a distinctive, distortion-heavy pop sound.

2001 saw the release of their debut album The Fake Fake Sound of Mikabomb on the Damaged Goods label after Grand Royal went bust.

Through their career they have played with At the Drive-In, The Donnas, Snuff, Bis, The Datsuns, The D4, Ten Benson and Rosita (ex-Kenickie) to name a few.

In 2005, they released their second album, Hellcats, which features a cover of Holly Golightly's Won't Go Out with Mika and Holly herself performing a duet on lead vocals.

On December 10, 2005, drummer Ergi fell ill and was rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed as having septicaemia. He survived a week-long, near-fatal coma, but had both his legs amputated below the knee. There were several fundraising events in 2006 to help Ergi cope with the changes in his life, the highlight being a benefit gig at The Garage, Highbury Corner, Islington, London on May 15, 2006.

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