Lolita Dark is an Epic Rock band with roots in Southern California and Japan, formed in 2012. Fronted by Shibuya-born singer/songwriter Rayko, their sound and visuals depict a world of light and dark, East meets West, and past meets present. Their sound weaves together crunching guitar riffs, progressive baselines, lush harmonies and complex melodic structures in songs that reflect both the angst and optimism of an increasingly interconnected world.
Their first album, “Tokyo Status” was released in 2012, and due to the high demand by their cult like followers Lolita Dark released their second album "Queen's Decade" in 2014. Besides selling out venues such as The House of Blues and The Viper Room, Lolita Dark has been one of the highest demanded independent bands to open for various label acts from Japan including Gacharic Spin (Universal Music Japan), and Back ON (Avex) at various Anime conventions throughout East and West coast.
In January 2015 Lolita Dark was invited by NAMM (The National Association of Music and Merchants) to hold a panel to discuss their success, and in July Lolita Dark signed a 5 year exclusive recording/distribution contract with Sparks Japan for the entire East Asia Market including Japan, Korea, and China.