Interview: Cat & Melissa
Translation: Cat & Melissa
Not for republication.
First, can you please give an introduction of each member and tell us one interesting fact about yourselves?
Byou: I’m Byou, on vocals. I love sex.
Kazuki: Ah, that was interesting! (claps)
Everyone: (laughs and claps)
Kazuki: I’m Kazuki, on guitar. I love girls. (pauses) Eh, interesting! (claps)
Rui: I’m Rui, on bass. Something interesting? Hm, I want to live in Europe.
Kazuki: Yes, interesting! (claps)
Manabu: I’m Manabu, on guitar. Hm… Amsterdam–
Kazuki: (interrupts) Interesting! (claps)
Manabu: I want to return to Amsterdam on my time off.
Kazuki: Interesting! (claps)
Jin: I’m Jin, on drums. Europe is an exciting dream for me.
SCREW has performed in Europe before, but this is your first tour here. How did you prepare for it?
Byou: We went grocery shopping together.
Kazuki: (in English) Japanese food.
Rui: Rice, miso soup, nori. (Note: nori is a type of seaweed, commonly used in the preparation of sushi.)
Byou: We went to buy it together.
Did you buy it in Europe?
Byou: (in English) No, no, no. In Japan.
In what way are the audiences overseas different than in Japan?
Byou: Even before we start, the crowd responds by making sound, and with their bodies, too.
Kazuki: The girls in Europe are cuter than in Japan.
Rui: I was really happy with the feeling that they all waited for us. Feeling this in every place makes me really happy.
Manabu: I was happy that even in countries where we’ve never been before, everyone knew the songs and the words.
Jin: Everyone is intense.
Have you had any funny or interesting experiences on this tour?
Kazuki: Hm, I kissed the audience.
Rui: Nothing yet.
Manabu: Well, yesterday I went to see a live in Germany.
Rui: Kazuki and I went too. It made an impact on us!
Jin: Because the ceiling of the bus is low, I hit my head often.
That’s difficult, isn’t it?
Kazuki: Japanese people are small but tough. (laughs)
What is the most difficult part of touring overseas?
And what is the most rewarding?
Byou: The lives.
In October, your new single 「XANADU」 will come out. What can fans expect?
Jin: Hm… We will be happy if the fans learn and enjoy the songs.
Can you say a few words to your overseas fans and the readers at Shattered-Tranquility.net?
Byou: You are the best.
Kazuki: Please marry me.
Rui: What to say… Please come to Japan one day.
Manabu: Please buy our CDs.
Jin: Europe is the best.
Shattered-Tranquility.net would like to thank SCREW and B7Klan for this interview.
SCREW fans, stay tuned! A report of the live in Amsterdam on June 8th is coming soon!