Four Minutes Til Midnight is a unique funk/rock group comprised of members from Japan
(Kenta Hayashi-guitar, Yusuke Ikegaya-bass) and the U.S.(Eli Taylor-vocals).
The band was formed in Hollywood in 2005 when Kenta Hayashi and Eli Taylor met at Musician's Institute in L.A. Their common passion for music overriding the language barrier that separated them, the two quickly became close friends communicating through the universal language of sound. By 2009 the band had put out two self produced albums "Oak Tree" and "Find My Way" and toured extensively throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Japan to promote the records. By the end of 2011 both albums had sold over 20,000 copies in the U.S. and Japan, as well as the bands first single "Cold Lonely Train" reaching the top of the Japanese radio chart. After having accomplished this amount of international success in dependently the band began to attract attention from larger labels. In 2012 FMTM was selected to cover the song "Lounge Act" by Nirvana Nevermind Tributealbum released by Universal music Japan; the album featured other famous Japanese artists such as BONE OK ROCK, and Parabellum Bullet. After the release of the Nevermind Tribute album, FMTM was signed to Universal music Japan and released their first major debut self titled album on May 16th 2012. The band is currently in the process of writing/recording a follow up album due out November 2014 and will be set to tour for most of the year.