The live acts throughout this November’s HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market have all been exceptional but one name that was on everyone’s lips over the weekend was the incredible sounds (and smiles) from The Tomboys!
There’s so many reasons why The Tomboys stole the show and the hearts of the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market audience over the weekends event; high levels of energy, catchy choruses and radiant smiles from bassist GG Wakana all combined with a Rock N’ Roll / Punk edge that you couldn’t resist!
Post their incredible set, KAKKOII CLUB spoke to the quartet to delve a little deeper into the magic that makes The Tomboys stand out in their own unique way!
Q. WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH GLEN MATLOCK (SEX PISTOLS) ON YOUR LATEST RELEASE ‘COME BACK TO 19’?
Waki Madoka: “This was our first collaboration with a non-Japanese person, so everything was new! It was all about giving everything we had and he (Glen) encouraged us to go with our feelings rather than talking about it.”
Tabata Hina: “We are 19 years old at the moment, so we wrote what we were thinking and how we were feeling about being 19. From now on, so many things will happen; some might be happy, some may not always be happy but you can always remember what it felt like being 19 years old and you can always come back to it and that’s how we titled the album as well.”
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE UK BANDS?
All members: “SEX PISTOLS & The Beatles!!”
Q. YOUR OUTFITS ARE VIBRANT AND UNIQUE, WHAT INSPIRED YOUR ‘ON STAGE’ LOOK?
Tabata Hina: “The rule for us for when we’re deciding the costume is to wear something that you otherwise wouldn’t normally wear. It’s quite flamboyant and you wouldn’t normally wear this on the street! We really like 60’s fashion, so we’ve taken some ideas from that as well!”
Q. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CHOOSE THE BAND NAME ‘THE TOMBOYS’?
Waki Madoka: “Maybe we’re a little bit shy and not so good at giving interviews but on stage we enjoy being able to do whatever we want and we hope that comes across and reflects the band name!”
Q. ARE YOU CURRENTLY WRITING NEW MATERIAL?
Tabata Hina: “This will hopefully come out next Summer, maybe June or July but it’s not set as we’re working on it at the moment!”
Thanks to HYPER JAPAN & The Tomboys for this opportunity.
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