GO!GO!7188 Interview Translation Parts 3&4 of 4

Go!Go!7188 Interview translation at Gaijin Kanpai! J-pop J-rock Japanese music podcastThe band promoting "Tora no Ana 2"Original: Tower Records
Translator: Erin Grace

Part 3 – We thought it would turn out to be a very energetic album

--To go back to what we were saying in the beginning, whether because you played a song during a live, it feels as though all your work flows in the direction of performing at lives.

Akko: We’re always aware of this, but it always turns into a sort of far-off thing. (Laugh)  We create the kinds of songs we want to do in a live, but there’s this feeling like the work we actually make isn’t what we wanted, but this time we were able to express ourselves with all of the songs.  Of course, we express them in lives, thinking we want to give our best, but only now do we feel like we’ve come even a little close.

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GO!GO!7188 Interview Translation Parts 1&2 of 4

GO!GO!7188 Interview Translation at Gaijin Kanpai! Jpop Jrock J-music podcastOriginal: Tower Records
Translator: Erin Grace

This June, GO!GO!7188 will celebrate the 10th anniversary since their major debut.  Akko (bass/vocals), Yuu (guitar/vocals), and Turkey (drums/vocals), whose music is nostalgic even on the first listen, have continued to play cute and exciting rock.  They’re for sure a rock band that couldn’t have come from anywhere but Japan. 

A year and four months after their last album, “Antenna,” GO!GO!7188 changed labels while in the midst of a rigorous tour and a battle of the bands series.  They’ve now completed a new album, “Go!!GO!GO!Go!!”  Having arranged more colorful and poppy songs than ever before, they’re evolving a flavor that only they could produce with their scaled-up performances.  In this interview, they’ll candidly discuss what they were aiming for with this album. 

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