He began his career in 1989 as a member of the rock band “Yura Yura Teikoku”, where he played guitar and sang. YYT released 10 albums over the course of 21 years, disbanding in 2010.
In 2011, Sakamoto launched a solo career and started his own record label, “zelone records.” He released his debut solo album “How To Live With A Phantom” to critical acclaim in Japan in 2011, and Other Music Recording & Co. licensed the album for US/EU/UK release in 2012.
In 2014, Sakamoto released a split 7-inch single with Mayer Hawthorne for Record Store Day, and then released his second solo album “Let’s Dance Raw.” Once again, Other Music Recording & Co. licensed the album for US/EU/UK release (and it reached #2 on Billboard’s “World Chart” in October, 2014).
7-inch/digital single “Disco Is” was released November 18, 2016 in US/EU/UK, and Sakamoto’s third solo album “Love If Possible” was released digitally worldwide on January 20, 2017.