Became a fan of SCANDAL this May, and I wondered how on earth I missed them throughout the whole 2009 when I was browsing up, down, left, right centre for new artistes to try out in cdjapan. . .
Nevertheless, I will come to that another time, probably you peeps can have a field day should I get thrown into the hotseat (/me sense evil thoughts).
Anyway, what I think of SCANDAL's 2010 is, what a very fruitful year in terms of their releases, tours. 4 singles, Shunkan, Taikimi, NNR, Nanka, 1 album, TB, 1 mini-album, RGR. Plus a Shunkan Spring tour, TB tour, 2 performances in Animax Spring, Fall, overseas performance in HK and SG all in a space of 11 months. I can safely say fans and neutrals alike must have been happy to see such production from this group of young highly talent girls.
Then as I managed to gather all of their singles released to date, I feel that overall, their earlier releases sounds more at home compared to some of the songs in TB and in Nanka. Maybe time for Sony/EPIC to let the girls have more say in recordings, back to the indie days?
But, at least their instrumental play have improved from their indie days till now, and perhaps we can get to hear different style of play in their newer releases?
Being a TOMO fan, I do really hope to hear more singing parts, especially after hearing SWITCH, Koi no Kajitsu. And of course her ever improving bass play, I like the bass in SWITCH.
Their choices of uniforms this year, wow, Shunkan is definitely HOT, but NNR PV uniforms is really rock gorgeous.
And of course, their participation in this year's AFA X. Nothing beats a LIVE band performanace! ! !
Seriously, I do really hoped that they will come back to SG for a concert of their own! Having been to solo concerts, nothing beats the feel and atmosphere there. If I Love Anisong concert is rockin, heh, you guys will definitely go HIGH!
And of course, the chance to meetup CLOSE with the girls during the interview I had, they are really gorgeous in person! ! !
For next year, well, I do hope they get some good rest period, think they have sufficient songs to do some concerts or tours overseas, hopefully they will come back to SG for a solo concert!
Releases, heh, 2 or 3 well spaced singles do, no need for the mad rush this year, though my wallet can tank.
Last but not least, I wandered into this wonderful place in SH.