Based in New York City, Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna were originally known as Sportfuck, releasing a self-titled EP in 2001. They soon changed their name to Asobi Seksu however – ‘playful sex’ roughly translated! Their debut album ‘Asobi Seksu’ appeared in May 2004 and was later re-released in 2007 after they had signed to One Little Indian, along with second album ‘Citrus’. Their songs have featured in Skins, Ugly Betty and The L Word, Thursday featuring in Bradley Rust Gray/ So Yong Kim’s The Exploding Girl, Kim also directing the music video for the song. Third LP ‘Hush’ was released in 2009 to further critical acclaim.