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Q&A | Electric Eel Shock talk to TLMT ahead of Workman’s show

EES 2009

Japanese garage-rock band Electric Eel Shock will play the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Sunday Feb 17th and recently spoke to the Last Mixed Tape about what inspires their music, 25th anniversary and future plans.

What’s the last record you bought?
Speak of The Devil / Ozzy Osbourne at a used record shop. Cheap price, good condition, Japanese version. The Japanese title is “Akuma no sasayaki”!

What’s the last song you played on Spotify?
Rakugo. Rakugo is the very traditional sit on style of comedy like your British stand up comedy. I listen to Spotify for relaxation. RnR music is too much exciting and it should be on a turntable.

What inspires your music?
I inspired all kind of music, and also everything around me is not only music. But mainly I always feel I battle with myself, with songs I made before. The battle is getting harder day by day. But we are the champions my friend. I’ll keep on fighting till the end! I wanna surprise myself…

You’ll be playing the Workmans in Dublin soon. What can people expect from your live show?
You know it’s our 25th anniversary year. We have both sides, nothing change during 25years and the things have been completely changed. I hope old fans and new fans really enjoy this both side. We’ll play our classic songs we haven’t played in a long time(I hope these are your favourite songs), and new songs!

What are your plans for 2019?
Doing 25years, but we believe we are still flesh. Because playing on the gig is still our prime of fun! We are keep doing to make new songs, to go to new countries we haven’t played. Keep on going, charging, fishing (?), enjoying!! Stay tuned on EES!

Tickets to see Electric Eel Shock live at the Workman’s Club are priced at €12 and are on sale now via theworkmansclub.com. Doors are at 8pm.

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