A Q&A With TramstonValley
Classic rock and blues trio, from Japan – here’s Haruki from TramstonValley…
What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
New single ‘Be Somebody’. I’m singing about must be strong, see through the nature of things and don’t lose yourself.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
It was hardest to make heavy grooves. If BPM is a little bit fast, make it bad. And if it’s a little bit slow, make it bad. So, it was hardest to that balance.
Who produced the release?
It’s me, I enjoyed mixing because I tried new recording techniques. It was difficult, but I really enjoyed it.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
Just feel the ROCK!!
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
First I made a demo on DAW. Then jamming with members over and over, and recording drums and bass in the studio. Then I recorded vocals, guitar and mixing and mastering at home studio.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Warren Haynes, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix. To sum up, it’s blues rock and classic rock. Because I’m Nu-Metal / Post Grunge generation, when I was young I didn’t play that. So, I wanted to mix my music with classic style.
What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
Any countries and any venues!
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
It’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ from Sons of Anarchy session EP. This song is beautiful and simple. It’s our masterpiece for now.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
Sons of Anarchy session EP ranked 10 in iTunes Poland album chart (ranked 4 in rock album chart) last year. So, we want to get more listeners in the world.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
See you at the supermarket!
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