Interview by David Cirone
March 4, 2015
Mari, how is your brain “shortcake” doing? After 15 years, have you destroyed the shortcake because of too much headbanging?
Mari: My brain is so shorted out that I forget things a lot! But I never make a mistake with “Noumiso Shortcake” lyrics! (*laughs)
Why does TsuShiMaMiRe keep coming back to America?
Mari: Because we love America, and because the American audience always supports TsuShiMaMiRe. Thank you all so much. I want to have a drink and “Kanpai” with you all soon!
How have your live shows changed since you started the band? What new risks are you taking now?
Mari: The live style of our show — where we mainly thought of going wild, dancing, and having fun — has changed into the live style which concentrates on playing our music and making our audience dance even more. We’re watching our fans more and making sure they’re grooving, but of course we still go wild on stage, too, whenever we get the crazy loud reactions from our audience. I don’t know how to describe our risks, but I can say we’re always trying to shake it up, trying to push ourselves just a little more each time. Maybe that’s why I’m whiplashed from too much head shaking?