Our final featured band interview for SPACE SHOWER RETSUDEN ASIA TOUR 2017 powered by MCIP is THE ORAL CIGARETTES! This is the 2nd time that THE ORAL CIGARETTES will be performing in Singapore, find out what they have to say to their Singapore fans.
1.Please introduce yourselves to our ROCKSIN readers!
We’re the 4-man band, THE ORAL CIGARETTES.
2.What does your band name means and who came up with it?
There isn’t a special meaning to the band’s name, but we liked how it sounded when the words came out. Takuya Yamanaka came up with it.
3.Congratulations on the upcoming Budokan show in June, what is the bands’ next goal?
I don’t want to be limited by the word “goal”, but we aim to create music that many people outside the scene can empathise with and share, and to perform that music for them.
4.You’ve just released your 3rd major album “Unofficial”, can you tell us more about it? What is your favourite song from this album?
I think that the lyrics and melodies showcased our personality more than our previous album “FIXION”. It’s difficult to choose a favourite song… but I’ve started feeling partial to “DIP-BAP” lately.
5.During your first performance in Singapore at Music Matters Lives, a lot of fans were impressed by the high energy showmanship that THE ORAL CIGARETTES had when performing. Especially Bassist Akira’s high kicks. What are your thoughts of the audience in Singapore?
They left a really good impression. Even though it was our first time in Singapore they knew us and our songs and even sang along. They also came up to talk to us after our performance. We really love the people there.
6.What song would you recommend to someone who’s new to THE ORAL CIGARETTES?
We’d recommend every single one of our songs, but I think a lot of people came to know about us through “Kyouran Hey Kids!!”
7.Does the band have any plans on having a one-man live in Singapore?
Not at the moment, but we are working hard so that we can hold a solo concert in Singapore in the near future.
8. Please leave a message for your fans in Singapore.
SPACE SHOWER RETSUDEN (JAPAN TOUR) was a milestone in the growth of THE ORAL CIGARETTES, and I think that this Asia Tour will be an important milestone in our expansion overseas as well. Please look forward to it.
SPACE SHOWER RETSUDEN ASIA TOUR 2017 powered by MCIP
Date: 16 March 2017, Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: MILLIAN SINGAPORE (3 Sentosa Gateway, #01-05)
Artistes: THE ORAL CIGARETTES, Frederic, Kyuso Nekokami, 04 Limited Sazabys
Tickets: $58-$88 (Early Bird Price: $48-$78)