“We sing about love, always.” (Interview with Shota | ADAMS)

Shota: We are a cool Japanese rock band, always. It means, if next time – for example – we would like to make enka … our career is finished.

Read the entire interview at JaME | Interview with ADAMS

Interview with ADAMS

© ADAMS – Shota – JaME – SaKi

Info

Band: ADAMS
Formed: 2011

Members

Adam ADAMS

Shota Yokoyama

Vocal: Adam Guitar: Shota Yokoyama

Web
ADAMS Official
ADAMS on Facebook
ADAMS on Twitter

Online store
ADAMS2Eves

Highfeel JAPAN
HIGHfeel JAPAN on Facebook
HIGHfeel JAPAN webpage
HIGHfeel JAPAN on Twitter

Other post about ADAMS on my blog
ADAMS

Blog Twitter Facebook
Shota (All of Nothing) Adam Adam
Shota (Shuffle it all) Shota Shota

Interview with V.I.P (English and German)

Are you looking forward to play your lives in Europe?
Hiroaki: Because it’s first time alone I’m nervous, but also a pleasure. The feeling of a challenge is strong.

Read the whole interview here:
Ohanami Interview: Hiroaki Nakashima (English)
Ohanami Interview: Hiroaki Nakashima (German)

V.I.P | Hiroaki Nakashima

Info

Hiroaki Nakashima

Hiroaki Nakashima

Solo project: V.I.P
Artist:
Hiroaki Nakashima
Other bands: I -ai- (I -アイ-)
Birthday: Dec 29th 1978
Bloodtype: O

Web
V.I.P Official Webpage

I – ai-
I -ai- Official Website
I -ai- on Facebook
I -ai- on Twitter
I -ai- Official Fanpage on Facebook
I -ai- Official Youtube Channel

Other posts about V.I.P on my blog
V.I.P

“If I could collaborate with any artist in the world, it would be Gary Oldman!”/Yuuki (Lycaon)

“If i could collaborate with any artist in the world, it would be Gary Oldman”/Yuuki (Lycaon)

Read the whole interview here: JpopAsia’s Interview with Lycaon

Gary Oldman

Info

Band: Lycaon
Formed: 2008

Members

Vocal: Yuuki (悠希) (Lycaon) Guitar: Satoshi (サトシ) (Lycaon) Guitar: Rito ( リト) (Lycaon) Bass: Hiyuu (緋遊) (Lycaon) Drums: Ichirou (一朗) (Lycaon)
Vocal:
Yuuki (悠希)
Guitar:
Satoshi (サトシ)
Guitar:
Rito ( リト)/Zero(零)
Bass:
Hiyuu (緋遊)
Drums:
Ichirou (一朗)

Web
Lycaon Official Webpage

Other posts about Lycaon on my blog
Lycaon

Blog Twitter Birthday
Yuuki Yuuki Yuuki: Feb 8th
Satoshi Satoshi Satoshi: Oct 4th
Rito/Zero Rito/Zero Rito/Zero: Dec 22nd
Hiyuu Hiyuu Hiyuu: July 30th
Ichirou Ichirou Ichirou: July 15th

“Sightseeing in Europe is a dream.” (Interview with This is a PEN.)

Take a look at it HERE!

This is a PEN.

Info

Band: This is a PEN.
Formed: 2013

Members:

Vocal: KEITO (This is a PEN.) Guitar: Wotakufighter (This is a PEN.) Drums & Piano: Akaiwa Masaki (This is a PEN.)
Vocal:
KEITO
Guitar:
Wotakufighter
Drums & Piano:
Akaiwa Masaki

Web
This is a PEN. Official Webpage
This is a PEN. Official Facebook
This is a PEN. Official Twitter
This is a PEN. Official iTunes

Other post about This is a PEN. on my blog:
This is a PEN.

Blog Twitter Facebook Blood-type Birthday
KEITO KEITO KEITO: O KEITO: March 12th
Wotakufighter Wotakufighter Wotakufighter Wotakufighter: B Wotakufighter: Dec 21st
Akaiwa Masaki Akaiwa Masaki Akaiwa Masaki Akaiwa Masaki: B Akaiwa Masaki: Oct 1st

This is a PEN. is one of Nyanko Scandal Factory’s Focus Artists:
Nyanko Scandal Factory | Focus Artist: This is a PEN.

Nyanko Scandal Factory

Exclusive interview with V.I.P!

I got the honor to interview V.I.P (Hiroaki Nakashima, vocalist in I -ai-).
He will soon come to Sweden and make a live debut with his solo project!

Please click here to see all information you need!

Interview with V.I.P

Translator: Jessica Öjermalm

V.I.P | Hiroaki NakashimaEarly this year, you toured Europe with your band I –ai-. Now you come back alone as V.I.P. Can you explain what V.I.P is?
Vocalist I-ai- Project. It’s my solo project but I will not work alone. The concept is to do art collaborations with many other people, with no restrictions to genre, nationality or gender at all.

I have in mind to go beyond music, like video, painting and other various activities.

Will you do anything more than singing, like playing any instrument?
Yes. I will play piano and guitar. But I would like to try DJ’ing and other instruments as well. Many. ^^

What do you want to express through your music?
I always want to express music that can touch people’s hearts and I want to leave music that can be listened to for many years.

What is the most common subject in your lyrics and why?
It depends on the time. However, I often sing about my own experiences in life.

How come that you decided to try out a solo career?
I-ai- is a band made of two people and we don’t always advance together in the same speed.

The style of I-ai- can only move forward when time fit us both, it’s the balance. The reason for solo activity is that it takes one person to advance, it’s only connected to your own life and your own will.

What is the difference between I -ai- and you solo project?
I-ai- is a rock band with the chemical mix of me and Yuki. The only difference of the solo project is that’s only me.

Will it feel different to travel and perform alone this time?
Of course, when it comes down to one person everything is a challenge and also a struggle with oneself.

VIP | Hiroaki NakashimaYou visited Sweden during your tour and now you will return. At the moment, we know that you will hold a show in Uppsala and Stockholm. What was your impression of Sweden during your last visit?
It was in the middle of winter so it was very cold but the people were kind and everyone, both men and women, were very beautiful ^^.

In a previous interview with you, I asked you what you came to think of when I said “Sweden”. You answered “Beautiful nature”. Is that still what you associate Sweden with?
The city views were fantastic, I could feel the history of Sweden.

Sweden is in fact very similar to the place where I was born and raised so it didn’t feel like a foreign country to me.

Do you remember any Swedish words?
Tack så mycket ♪

I remember one more thing, but that would break my image so I can’t say it lol.

What do you hope to experience this time?
Expanded possibilities

And now some personal questions to get to know you better.

What is your favorite food?
Sashimi

What do you enjoy to do the most on your spare time?
Party ^^

What would be your profession of choice if you couldn’t work with music and why?
I would be a manga or anime drawer.

What is your favorite animal and why?
Dogs, because they are like me.

Do you play any computer games?
Not recently, but I like “Final Fantasy” and “Records of the Three Kingdoms” (三国志).

What is the greatest thing that ever happened to you?
That I have met many different people.

What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
I Forgot ^^

Do you have any suggestions for western people who go to visit Japan?
Eat a lot of Japanese food , it’s healthy. ^^

Is there anything you would like to say to your fans as a closure of this interview?
Because of you, my music exist.

Thanks for your time, Hiroaki!
Tack så mycket♪, Tack så mycket♪ , Tack så mycket ♪

VIP | Hiroaki Nakashima


Please also see my previous interview with the guys in I -ai- here:
What do Hiroaki think of Europe? And what is Yuki’s best childhood memory? Read this adorable interview with the visual kei duo I -アイ-!

Info

Hiroaki Nakashima

Hiroaki Nakashima

Solo project: V.I.P
Artist:
Hiroaki Nakashima
Other bands: I -ai- (I -アイ-)
Birthday: Dec 29th 1978
Bloodtype: O

Web
V.I.P Official Webpage

I – ai-
I -ai- Official Website
I -ai- on Facebook
I -ai- on Twitter
I -ai- Official Fanpage on Facebook
I -ai- Official Youtube Channel

Other posts about V.I.P on my blog
V.I.P

VIP | Hiroaki Nakashima | Lakeside