SCANDAL’s TOMOMI; The Road To Being A Master of Plucking (GiGS July 2015)
“With the influence of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea, TOMOMI began plucking with her fingers. In order to have her bass slightly lower, she also accompanies it with the angle on her neck, naturally matching her index and middle fingers to the strings. She mainly places emphasis on her second phalanges when picking, her ring and little fingers curving naturally.”
What is the atmosphare of the latest silver
things I told Yamashita (the designer of Deal Design) recently were ‚tribe’and ‚rough’ and ‚punk’. I told him that I want to use those 3. Because
I thought that I would be difficult to unite all 3 in one item, I thought it
would be good to create a general balance of ‚tribe’ and ‚rough’ and ‚punk’.
Let’s concentrate this time on the new items.
First of all, what is the image of the cross necklace?
Simple, because I wanted another cross necklace. We
also reduced the sharp edges to make it easy to wear (lol)
The heart ring?
It’s a phalange ring. It’s a delicate ring because there
aren’t much kids who like chunky stuff right? It’s for those people.
The coin shaped ring?
Again simply because I wanted a standard goods like
that. Until now if possible I avoided standard goods, but recently I asked
myself why I’m not making more standard stuff.
What about the pick bracelet?
As you can guess as a bassist I wanted something with
a pick. I think I made it smaller
and so easy to wear and it would reduce the roughness, so I added the smashed
I see. So basically it didn’t changed that you
create stuff you also want to wear right?
Right (lol). I add the new accessory to the accessory
I’m wearing now.
Of course I’m not ignoring what the fans want to wear,
but I think in the end it’s the stuff I want to wear (lol). But this year also I
wanted to create a lot. I handed Yamashita numerous of great illustrations, but
also nicely drawed memos.
What are you thinking is now the charme of
Because for me it’s just normal, there is no reason to
wear it. Why I’m wering it exactly right now? It’s kinda similar to the time
when you’re wearing make up. Is there a switch you turn on? I think I wear it because
I’m meeting important people today or when I’m myself are important.
The items of Snaked Lows quite increased. When
you started 2008, did you thought that you will do it until now? (lol)
No I didn’t thought that (lol). When we started it, it
was really with a good mood. I think it started when I went drinking with
Yamashita and he said ‚why shoudn’t we do that?’ and I said ‚yeah! Why not?’. Not
because of the sales, but because we wanted to back then, we did it. Yamashita also
told me when we were generally hanging out that he also wasn’t worried about
the money and did it because he wanted to. I have the feeling that when we’re
doing something together from time to time, that we are suggesting each other.
Because of that I’m aware of the 7,8 years which passed.