Jun 22

[interview] SCANDAL in California, July 1-3

It’s been three years since Japanese pop-rock band Scandal played North America on the Japan Nite Tour.  They’re back again for AM2 in California, more polished, more pop, and with a slick new look thanks to some grooming from Sony Music Japan.  Purple SKY sent some questions via email to ask just how has Scandal grown since 2008.

pSKY: Your outfits are matching, how do you come to a decision on your current look?
TOMOMI: We were students when we first formed the band. We felt that it may be more realistic if we wore the same school uniforms that we wear during practice. It just naturally came up.

pSKY: Tell us about the upcoming album, Baby Action? Is there an overall theme? What exactly is ‘baby action?’
RINA: BABY is about us. ACTION just means ACTION. This album reflects our feelings that we hope people will feel joy or happiness from our actions.

pSKY: In a past interview it was mentioned that other songwriters wrote your music and you collaborated on the lyrics. Has that changed?
MAMI: It’s basically the same, but recently we started writing songs and also some of our own arrangements.

pSKY: Are there any Japanese artists you’d enjoy collaborating with? How about US artists?
HARUNA: For this album we got to collaborate with an artist we look up to [You'll have to check out the new album to see who that is]. As for overseas artist, we would love to collaborate with artists such as Avril Lavigne and Green Day.

pSKY: Your music has gotten progressively more pop, do you agree or disagree? Please tell us why?
TOMOMI: Even before, and from now on, we would like to challenge various types of music. So it doesn’t mean we will be doing just pop music, or not doing pop at all. We will concentrate on making music that’s easy and catchy for anyone to listen to.

pSKY: You’ve been invited to perform at AM2 in California, what can fans expect from your upcoming performance?
RINA: We haven’t performed in America for so long. Since we’ve grown older, we would love to show you an exciting live stage!

pSKY: Anything special you want to eat in California? Is there anywhere you want to go sightseeing?
MAMI: I wanna eat California roll! Do some shopping and go to Universal Studio!

pSKY: Please leave a message for your fans in North America.
HARUNA: America was the first place we’ve performed outside of Japan. We are so happy to be able to perform again! Thank you very much for all the support, and please keep sending cheers on us!

Official SCANDAL website – http://www.scandal-4.com/
AM2 website – http://am2con.org/

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    For all you SCANDAL FANS out there, there’s an upcoming J-Pop Concert on the 1st of December 2012 at the KL Live – Concert Hall.

    The Concert is in line with the 30th Anniversary of Look East Policy between Japan & Malaysia which is part of a yearlong celebration being held and the concert showcases Japan’s current Top Female All Girl Band – “SCANDAL” in their SCANDAL SPECIAL LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2012 CONCERT.

    The concert which starts off at 8.00pm will also feature one local opening act under the same music label.

    This is first time, the artiste known as SCANDAL will be performing in Malaysia and it will be a great opportunity for all their Malaysian Fans to catch them performing LIVE here. The Concert will be part of their promotions tour for the Album “Queens are trumps – Kirifuda wa Queen” which will be launched by SONY Music Malaysia on the 1st week of November 2012.

    Tickets can be purchased online or at stores via: http://www.ticketpro.com.my.

    For more details on the band, please visit their Official websites at:

    SCANDAL Official Webpage:

    SCANDAL Official YouTube page.

    SCANDAL SPECIAL LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2012 – FB Event Page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/408193585901226/.

    SCANDAL SPECIAL LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2012 – Official Events Website: http://www.pipiluv.com/index_files/scandalspecial.htm.

    Hope to see you all there!

    Take care and help keep supporting SCANDAL!

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