RESONANCE Media

Interviews

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MyM Buzz Interview with Budo Grape (2017)

Budo Grape interview in MYM Magazine – January 2017

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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”....

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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...

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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: http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2016/04/04/temma-yoko-shin-kei-urbangarde

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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: Japako Store

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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...

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

(Japanese only) Link: http://www.soysource.net/column/2016/03/band-maid

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Colectivo Bunka: Interview with Swinging Popsicle (2016)

Swinging Popsicle interview in English & Spanish on Colectivo Bunka: “Overseas fans are used to expressing their passion honestly. They enjoy the moment 100%, much differently than Japanese people, so...

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Otaku USA: Interview with URBANGARDE (2016)

“The basic idea of the ‘Kuchibiru Democracy’ PV, with the fascist uniforms, was inspired by the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator, which criticized fascism and the mood of the...

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Nippon Project: Interview with URBANGARDE (2016)

“URBANGARDE might not seem like so-called pop culture type of music of Japan, but we do sing about topics that popular music doesn’t sing about, such as negative parts of...

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Selective Hearing: Interview with URBANGARDE (2016)

“I think that pop is like a poison candy, giving you something bitter with a smooth and very sweet taste. As Andy Warhol said, pop is not just sweetness. Something...

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Selective Hearing: Interview with Swinging Popsicle (2015)

“This year is the 20th anniversary of forming the band. We got together, thinking ‘There’s no way to let this opportunity go!'” Link: http://selective-hearing.com/interview-with-swinging-popsicle

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Femme Metal Webzine: Interview with Band-Maid (2015)

“After we released the song ‘Thrill’, we got a clear vision for the direction and music we want to achieve, so the songs have become even harder.” Link: http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2015/12/09/band-maid/

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JaME: Interview with BAND-MAID (2015)

“We wear cute maid costumes, but there’s more than cuteness to BAND-MAID. Please come to the service, listen to our performance, and experience it. Then you’ll understand the extreme gap...

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Femme Metal Webzine: Interview with Yousei Teikoku (2015)

“The number of humans who, in their heart, genuinely believe in fairies is dwindling. The Empire is faltering and faces destruction.” Link: http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2015/10/06/yui-yousei-teikoku/

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JRock247: Interview with URBANGARDE (2015)

“URBANGARDE itself is a piece of art. It’s all together for us. It’s one package. The music videos, the CDs, the live shows, it’s all built to go together, like...

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JaME: Interview with YOUSEI TEIKOKU (2015)

“With no limitations as to theme or song length, we were able to more freely experiment with certain things we wanted to try ourselves.” Link: http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-117329-interview-with-empress-yui-of-yousei-teikoku.html

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Rocket News 24: Interview with URBANGARDE (2015)

“I think artists should be hustlers,” Temma explains. “I think artists should lie.” http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/08/26/antimony-talking-to-urbangarde-about-their-vision-music-and-lying-to-fans/