MyM Buzz: Interview with Budo Grape (2016)

What gives you inspiration when you’re writing new songs? Nagai: “Unexpected things become inspiration, like a conversation with someone, words I hear on TV, a novel I’m reading or a...


Kakkoii Club: Interview with Budo Grape (2016)

What part of British culture caught you most by surprise? Quminco Grape: The big difference in expression of UK people, before and after they hear music. Their hugs when they...


JaME: Interview with Yoko Hamasaki (URBANGARDE) (2016)

The concept of your new solo album, Blue Forest, revolves around the themes of ‘blue’ and ‘love.’ What kind of message do you want to deliver to listeners through these...


JaME: Interview with Da-iCE (2016)

Performing at the Nippon Budokan has been a long-term goal for you and you will finally get the chance to perform there on January 1st next year. What kind of...


JaME: Interview with Yousei Teikoku (2016)

What is the concept behind the composition of DISORDER? Takaha: The composition was, of course, based on the anime and our own outlook. In previous albums, we’ve made some very...


fafafoom: Interview with YANAKIKU (2016)

Fafafoom: What do you think is the biggest challenge of getting new fans and supports for YANAKIKU? Kiku: While performing is a great boost to get new fans, it’s hard...


Nippon Project: Interview with Swinging Popsicle (2016)

How did you come up with the band name “Swinging Popsicle”? Shimada: We were playing pop music so I wanted to have the word “pops” in the name like “popsicle”....


VKH Press: Interview with BAND-MAID (2016)

VKH: What does it mean to you to be female musicians playing in a style that most people might assume would be played by men? Akane: When people just listen...


Femme Metal Webzine – URBANGARDE Interview (2016)

“Showa 90 is parallel to modern Japan. This is a war time and people are hiding their voice like ghosts.” Link:


exist†trace – JAPAKO magazine interview & cover (2016)

exist†trace is on the cover of JAPAKO MUSIC #4 in Europe + 6 pages of photos & interviews. Publication date: April 2016 Link:


NW Asian Weekly (Seattle) – BAND-MAID Interview (2016)

“At first, we were more like a pop-rock music group,” said Kobato. “But when we recorded the song ‘Thrill’ from our first album, which is more like hard rock, we...


Soy Source (Seattle) – Interview with BAND-MAID (2016)

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