Aug 24, 2012

Interview – Kero Kero Bonito [P+M#09]

Q1. Please Introduce Yourself.
All: We are Kero Kero Bonito (ケロケロボニト) (South London band)!

Q1 自己紹介をどうぞ。
全員:南ロンドンのバンド、Kero Kero Bonito (ケロケロボニト)です!

Q2. How did you start this band?
Augustus: It was inevitable we would form a band at some point. We have played music as part of a loose collective of local musicians for years, and Kero Kero Bonito is an outlet for our ideas.

Q2 バンドを始めたきっかけは?
Augustus:このメンバーでバンドを組むのは必然的な事だったんだよ。各自が地元のゆるい集団で演奏をしているんだけど、Kero Kero Bonitoはメンバーのはけ口みたいなもの。

Q3. Who is the artist from whom you were influenced?
Augustus: Guessing is half the fun!
George: I think Citrus.
Augustus: Yeah, ‘Wispy, No Mercy’ is one of my favourite records.
HH: Who are Citrus?

Q3 影響を受けたアーティストは?
George: Citrusかな?
Augustus:あたり! Wispy, No Mercyはお気に入りの一つです。.
HH: Citrusって誰?

Q4. What are you just doing (release, live, recording, promo, study, work, vacance, etc..)?
Himalayan Headwaters:
We’re having a good time in the kitchen.
Chia-Chi: I’ve just got back from Taiwan.
Augustus: We’re always writing new songs!

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?
Chia-Chi: Music friends!
HH: The ability to collaborate.
George: Anything musical.
HH: I’d say anything therapeutic.
George: Like a massage.
Augustus: On a completely unrelated note, we record in a room two floors above ground level overlooking our home town. I don’t know what we’d do without our recording space.

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?
George: ‘Witch Doctor’ by the Cartoons on cassette tape.
HH: Gorillaz’ debut.
Augustus: Something Paul Weller related.
Chia-Chi: An album by Teresa Teng (テレサ・テン).

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?
George:アニメ曲でWitch Doctorというカセットテープ。
HH: Gorillaz’のデビューアルバム。
Augustus:どの作品か思えていないけど、Paul Wellerだった。

Q7. What is most favorite music now?
HH: Kindness and Vondelpark.
Chia-Chi: Sakanaction.
George: ‘What’s Going On’ by Marvin Gaye.
Augustus: I recently imported MahoΩ’s demo CD and I think they’re one of the most exciting bands in the world at the moment. Their approach is totally original and their songs remind me of Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷 由実), which is a very good thing.

Q7 今一番好きな音楽は?
George: Marvin Gayeの「What’s Going On」。
Augustus:最近MahoΩのデモCDを手に入れたんだけど、今一番おもしろいバンドだと思います。 彼らのやり方って他に類を見ないし、僕は松任谷由実が好きなんだけど、彼女を彷彿させるね。

Q8. What is the dream in the future?
HH: My dream is to provoke an extreme emotion in at least one person with my music.
Augustus: To be honest I would be overjoyed if I could make a living out of what I enjoy most, which happens to be writing and performing music.

Q8 今後の目標は?

Q9. Please Message to readers.
Augustus: If you can, try and see a band called Contrary Parade (コントラリーパレード)!
All: Arigato gozaimasu (ありがとうございます)!

Q9 みんなにメッセージをお願いします。
Augustus:Contrary Parade(コントラリーパレード)って言うバンドがお勧めなので良かったら聴いてみて!

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