In August 2006 four high school girls from Osaka, Japan started a band called SCANDAL. HARUNA (Vocal & Guitar), MAMI (Guitar & Vocal), TOMOMI (Bass & Vocal) and RINA (Drums & Vocal) started performing almost every weekend in Shiroten and later at clubs and musical venues, by doing so they became more and more recognised in all of Japan. In August 2007 Tower Records approached them, and a couple of months later they came to an agreement. In 2008 they released three singles in three consecutive months. After the release of their first mini-album, due to the low number of units Tower Records produced, SCANDAL signed a contract with Sony's daughter company Epic Records in September 2008.