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Interview: The Lamb
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
When I was a kid, my father made me learn to play the violin, but I didn't like it. Then one day I saw "Back to the Future" and saw Marty play "Johnny B. Goode" and I was struck by lightning. That's probably what got me into music.
I've been doing music since I was a teenager, and I'm doing it again now after working. So I can't imagine if I hadn't done it.
What do you like to do when you're not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I like to work out. I don't want to get fat. I also love to cook. Don't want to be too thin.
How long has your band been around?
IThe five of us have only been together for about a year, but as a trio we've been playing since 2019, or 2014 if you count the different members. Yushi (drummer) and I are friends since we were teenagers.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Tokyo, Japan. No need to worry about trends.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you.?
Do you know the Chinese zodiac? When we started the band, the zodiac sign for that year was "sheep".
Do you also think of William Blake?
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
The best show was at a big arena when I was in high school. There were 4,000 people there!
The worst show was... The show itself was great, but I was shocked to hear that the label had gone bankrupt the morning after the gig in Kyoto!
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you
In Tokyo, there's a venue called "Garage". It's great, and I hope everyone will come.
I'd love to play overseas, though I'm a little afraid of how people will react.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Eric Clapton. We'll do blues sessions together, until his lifetime is up.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band?
Stop right now! Get a job!
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Get the hell out of Japan!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
”Atlantis”, because it's the first song I can release with a UK label.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Let's all do more to promote The Lamb!
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that's coming
We're releasing singles via our label The Animal Farm, writing new music and enjoying doing fun interviews like this! Thanks for having us.