Anli Pollicino
July 2012


Kirin Works caught up with Anli Pollicino after their show in Prague...

Welcome back to Europe. This is your second European tour, how is it so far? 
Shindy: It’s been a really long tour, but it’s been fun and we’ve met a lot of different people.

Has there been a particular memory of your travels this time that will be quite memorable for you?
Shindy: Paris expo, because the crowd was huge and we got to meet lots of people and have fun.

How was the concert tonight?
Masatoshi: Really good, it’s been lots of fun.

Your new album ‘Tranceformer’ will be released next month. What can we expect to hear when we listen to the album? 
Shindy: On “Tranceformer” there is a newer sound for Anli Pollicino, our previous albums have been very U.K. in style, but on this album we have re-mixed older songs and now have a less U.K. sound. This is the new Anli sound.

Recently, you have covered the song ‘You Spin Me Right Round’. Who chose this song and why? 
Shindy: Everybody chose the song together, it shows the new step in the style of Anli Pollicino and we’re all fans of the song as well.

 A lot of music fans admire musicians as influences in their lives... but what does your music mean to you? 
Masatoshi: Even when watching TV or eating. I’m always thinking about music and about making it.
Shindy: Ever since I was a child when I was 3. I knew music would be my fate.
Kiyozumi: Music is part of my body…myself.
Takuma: I have trouble expressing myself through words and conversation. So music is a way of expressing my feelings.
Yo-1. Like Takuma I can’t really express myself with words, but music is another form of communication in which I can express myself without words, but with feelings.

Do you have a favourite song to perform live? Why?
Masatoshi: Malignant Narcissism Because I made that song and it gives me an excited feeling!
Shindy: Slave Machine. The song title gives us and the audience a strong message with the strength of the lyrics.
Kiyozumi: Labyrinth. It brings us all together with the music and we all made it together so the audience can feel the togetherness.
Takuma: Game of Love because it gives a festival feeling and it gives us a fun and idiotic feeling!
Yo-1: Taste Me because it gives me a feeling of fun and I enjoy feeling this, its a really fun song.

Have any of you ever had any accidents on stage? 
Masatoshi: Lots of accidents…bass swinging and hitting in the face…hitting guitars… hitting cymbols.
Shindy: Swinging the microphone and hitting each other. We haven’t had any accidents in this tour yet though...

What is your favourite thing about each member of the band?
Masatoshi: Yo-1’s best thing is his cute smile. He’s very kind and thinks of others.
Yo-1: Takuma is the calming influence…He can get the audience going or get them to calm down.
Takuma: Kiyozumi is really positive with everything.
Kiyozumi: Shindy…uhm…*long pause*
Everyone: *laughs*
Kiyozumi: When you think of Anli Pollicino he’s the first thing that people think about…and he’s really cute…and….Gorgeous…
Shindy: Masa’s energy is very different from mine but we work perfectly together. I am like the fire and he is the water…so we are very different but it works.

What is the strangest thing you've been given by a fan?
Masatoshi: Pants! Saying…”Taste me” on them….we didn’t wear them…
Yo-1: They were girls pants…but Kiyozumi would wear them…

Finally a message for your fans in the UK?
Shindy: I’m really wondering when we can come because we really want to come! I want to eat roast beef! Let’s eat roast beef together!