Listen/Watch + Interview: Sisters In The Velvet – Blanc Sun Song

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In 2019, Sisters In The Velvet, a new generation of alternative rock bands was formed in Tokyo. Their graphic appearance is created by their distorted guitar sounds and relaxing delicate and poetic songs. They’ve gotten a lot of buzz in the recent Tokyo indie scene.

Sisters in the Velvet
(L→R)Guitarist Yoichiro Konishi、Bassist Kazuki Okubo、and
Vocalist/Guitarist/Keyboardist Tatsuro Aoyama

Who are the band members and what do they play?
Tatsuro Aoyama-Vocal/Guitar/Piano/Synth, Yoichiro Konishi-Guitar, Kazuki Okubo-Bass

How and where did you get together?
We’re friends from our hometown in Tokyo and formed a copy band when we were 19. I brought some demos after a few days and my bandmates liked them. That’s the beginning of our career.

What are the band’s main influences?
Our Musical style is influenced by 90s Alternative rock such as Grunge, Shoegazer, and Slowcore. Also, We like current rock bands like DIIV, Horse Jumper Of Love, and Autolux kind of dreamy noisy rock.

Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
This single was recorded by Kensei Ogata at a studio in Tokyo.

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Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
Shortly after we released our 2nd Single, Capy / Love, Massacre? we came to find our songs just like imitations of 90s rock bands in a way that it sounds. Then we tried to make songs differently and learned some about various music, and instruments. Now we really feel freer about making music. Blanc Sun Song? was influenced by the atmosphere of Japanese singer Hikaru Utada, especially the album called Hatsukoi. In this song, we tried to mix her songs’ glittering sound and gloom that unconsciously hides inside humans.

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Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
This song is written from the perspective of a conspiracy theorist about COVID-19. It’s really hard to identify what is right because of the too huge amount of information that surrounds us. We wanted to express indescribable feelings in our brains that are not sad, happy, or any kind of.

Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.
This song was created in an attempt to create something new beyond the boundaries of the music genre.

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