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A Dirty Dozen with HIDEYUKI SHIMIZU from DRAW INTO DISORDER – October 2022

| 5 October 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “DRAW INTO DISORDER was formed in 2006 in the rural city of Wakayama, Japan. They are heavily influenced by the greatest artists from the 90’s grunge scene, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden. DRAW INTO DISORDER‘s sound also takes inspiration from neo grunge style of bands, such as Puddle Of Mudd, Candlebox, Spin Doctors, and Nickelback. These Japanese innovators have invented a style of their own, which they’ve dubbed as “heavy grunge.” DRAW INTO DISORDER‘s live performances resonate with their fanbase, bringing an emotional and aggressive energy to every show. Partnering with Pavement Entertainment, DRAW INTO DISORDER bring you their latest album, entitled WEIRD. Don’t miss it.” We get singer / guitarist Hideyuki to discuss new music, influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

Our music is very simple and easy to understand. I think it’s probably familiar to people who liked rock music from the 90’s and early 00’s. Anyway, this album is the best of our works, so I really want a lot of people to listen to it.

2.What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

When I was young, I was perverse. I started to avoid the Japanese popular music that everyone around me was listening to, and I started listening to America’s rock artist. for example, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, etc. When I realized it, I had started music myself.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Our music today is definitely the most influenced by NIRVANA. In particular, IN UTERO is my best among many their albums.

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Tim Commerford – Rage Against The Machine. Now, our band doesn’t have a bassist, and I love Rage Against The Machine too, and I love his bass play.

5. What is your favorite activity when out of the studio and/or not on tour?  What do you like to do to unwind?

I guess that’s drinking and getting drunk. The rest is child-rearing these days. I have a two-year-old kid who is very very cute.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

Our music is very heavy and loud Grunge Rock. Once everyone listen to our music, They will soon realize that it’s influenced by NIRVANA and great American rock musicians, Most comparisons listeners made are correct so I agree.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Our staff Mike is good at cooking. Usually he cook for the members. He runs his own hotdog shop. I’m good at cooking too. The curry I make is very delicious. Our drummer Hideki or Mike gets the drink in. We don’t have acoustic guitars. We just eat and get drunk.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Audioslave. Because I love both bands. I was so excited about that collaboration. Chris Cornell’s death was a great shock.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Not only in Japan, but also in other countries, We’ve seen a lot of great bands, and we’ve met a lot of friends through our music life. This is my treasure. my proud. I can’t imagine myself without music. But I wanted to be a baseball player when I was a child. I love Hanshin Tigers!!

10. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

I’m not used to answering interviews like this. Anyway, the only thing I want to tell everyone is We want everyone to listen to our music a lot.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

I’m always trying to make choices that I don’t regret as much as I can, and even if those choices don’t make good results, just only I have to do is making a choice for the next action. We can never change the past, and the past has made us who we are now.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

In Utero – NIRVANA. We learned from the album’s sound making and we used it when we made the album.






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