Sep 10, 2012

Interview – The Griswolds [P+M#10]

Q1. Please Introduce Yourself.
Hi, we are Dan & Chris from the Griswolds! We are the song writers in the band. Dan Sings and plays guitar and Chris Sings and plays percussion.

Q1 自己紹介をどうぞ。
やあ!僕たちはThe GriswoldsのDan &とChrisだよ!僕たちはバンドのソングライターです。Danが歌ってギターを弾き、Chrisは歌とパーカッションを担当しているよ。

Q2. How did you start this band?
Dan and I have been friends for a long time and we were both playing in different bands, but we weren’t happy with the songs that we were playing and writing in those bands. Dan came over to my place one day with a great new song, and we jammed on it. We both loved it so much that we started writing together and eventually started The Griswolds together.

Q2 バンドを始めたきっかけは?
Danと僕は古い友達で、それぞれ違うバンドで演奏していたんだけど、それらのバンドで作っていた歌に喜べなかったんだよね。ある日、Danが僕のところへ来て、一緒に演奏したんだ。それがとても気に入ったから、僕たちは一緒に曲を書いて、結果的に一緒にThe Griswoldsを始めることになったんだよ。

Q3. Who is the artist from whom you were influenced?
Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Kanye West, Devendra Banhart, Beach Boys

Q3 影響を受けたアーティストは?
Vampire Weekend、MGMT、Kanye West、Devendra Banhart、Beach Boys。

Q4. What are you just doing (release, live, recording, promo, study, work, vacance, etc..)?
Write now we are about to release our 5 track EP, we are writing and recording songs for our album for next year, we are touring around Australia and we are starting to design some t-shirts and merchandise!

Q4 今どんな活動をしてる?(リリース・ライブ・レコーディング・プロモーション・勉強・仕事・休暇など何でも)

Q5. What do you value most in music life?
we value our friendship the most in our band, i think it’s the key to being successful in music.

Q5 音楽をやっていて一番大切にしている事は?

Q6. What was the first tape, record or CD you bought for yourself and when?
my first CD was ‘Gangstas Paradise’ by Coolio!! I was really into rap music when i was a kid!

Q6 最初に買ったテープ・CD・レコードは何だった?いくつの時?
僕が初めて買ったCDは、Coolioの『Gangstas Paradise』です。僕は子どもの時、本当にラップにのめり込んでいたんだ!

Q7. What is most favorite music now?
we don’t really have a favourite style of music, we love hip-hop, folk, punk, pop, dance, rock, we just love it all. We love clever song writing and it doesnt matter what style it is.

Q7 今一番好きな音楽は?

Q8. What is the dream in the future?
our dream is to be able to travel the world and play music in all countries! We just want to play and write music for the rest of our lives.

Q8 今後の目標は?

Q9. Please Message to readers.
Hi to all our fans in Japan!! We can’t wait to come to Japan and play some live shows and hang out with all of you!! Please follow us on twitter and facebook, and talk to us!!
Please watch our music video for our song ‘Heart of a Lion’
Download our music for free here aswell!!

Q9 みんなにメッセージをお願いします。
日本のファンのみなさん、こんにちは!!日本へ行ってライブ演奏し、みんなと遊べるのが待ちきれないよ!Facebook(とTwitter(でフォローして話しかけてね。僕たちの歌「Heart of a Lion」のミュージックビデオもYouTubeで見てね。( bandcampから無料で僕らの音楽をダウンロードできるよ!!

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