Hokkaido's hottest new talent, Galileo Galilei, prepares for success in Britain as a film inspired by their music gets its European premier at London's Raindance Film Festival 2011 on 9 October.
The four-piece indie-rock group blasted into the mainstream after dominating Japan's 'Senkou Riot' teenage talent festival. Since then, their debut single has surpassed one million download sales and their first major label album gained top five success in the country's Weekly Oricon Album chart.
Now, a film named after the first song they ever wrote, 'Control Tower (Kanseitou)', sets to capture the emotion behind the chords and translate the lyrics' message in a medium that transcends the language barrier.
"We were surprised and thrilled when we first heard about the project," says vocalist Yuuki Ozaki. "Kanseitou was about those feelings we had as teenagers, battling against an overwhelming sense of hopelessness as time inevitably ticks on."
The film will start screening on 9 October 2011
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