Q2: I listened to “INSTANT GRATIFICATION”. And that’s really awesome!! I believe that it will be your new masterpiece. Anyway, could you explain about the music of “INSTANT GRATIFICATION”? How did you progress from “ACCEPTANCE SPEECH”?
【WILL】: We had time for both vocalists to work together for a year and get to know each other’s strengths. I as a songwriter also had the opportunity to work with Tilian on Acceptance Speech and going into Instant Gratification, knew what type of songs to write that would allow him to shine.
Q4: What does the title “INSTANT GRATIFICATION” and artwork mean? Is that kind of metaphor of modern society that we live in?
【WILL】: It’s a nod the the singularity and the possible human vs. robot war. We don’t agree with a lot of the things that are happening in society and the ways that people think. A lot of this record has Jon and Tilian speaking from these perspectives that we dislike in a sarcastic manner.
Q6: Anyway, you are also owner of Blue Swan Records. Roster is so cool and attractive!! Stolas, Sianvar, Secret Band, Hail the Sun, Ediola…They are generally called as Post-Hardcore. So,what is the purpose of managing Blue Swan? What kind of bands do you want to contract with?
【WILL】: I want to help good young bands get to the next level and expand the popularity of the genre. Heavy music is getting bogged down with breakdowns and generic hair cuts. Its time for progress.
Q6: あなたは BLUE SWAN RECORDS のオーナーでもあります。非常に魅力的なロースターですね。STOLAS, SIANVAR, SECRET BAND, HAIL THE SUN, EDIOLA・・・一般的に POST-HARDCORE と呼ばれるバンドを集めていますが、このレーベルを運営している目的を教えて下さい。
STOLAS WILL LAUNCH THEIR NEW ALBUM “ALLOMATERNAL” ON 11/7 !!
DANCE GAVIN DANCE のギタリスト、WILL SWAN が主催するレーベル BLUE SWAN RECORDS から11/7に新譜 “ALLOMATERNAL” を発売するUS産 POST-HARDCORE の雄 STOLAS。彼らの持ち味である”激しさ”が光る新曲、CLAW POINT を日本独占公開です！！
【MESSAGE FOR JAPAN】
“Claw Point” is an aggressive, tumultuous piece that contains some of the most riff-driven and spacious parts on Allomaternal. Word’s getting around that Allomaternal is a concept album, and “Claw Point” chronicles the first major conflict in the story. You’ll have to wait for the album to drop to hear it in context.
For any listeners we may have in Japan, it’s an honor to not only share our craft with you but also speak directly with you. Many thanks to Sin for facilitating that conversation.