1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Monday, February 18, 2019
  1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Interview: G.L.A.M.S
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Right before the concert at Dolhuis, Dordrecht, we from Saetori had the chance to sit down with the guys of G.L.A.M.S. We had a couple of questions ready for them that we thought you might be curious about. We would like to encourage everyone to visit their shows next time they hit Europe.

 

 

Q1: For the people who don’t know G.L.A.M.S., Can you introduce yourself?
Mikaru: G.L.A.M.S is a Synthetic (?) art project, Music, Jewelry, Painting, Movies, Photo.. everything!

Q2: You all play rock music, How did you start?
Tetsuto: I listened to many kinds of music but what woke me up were The Beatles and I learned guitar, bass, piano and so on because of them. Mikaru also loved The Beatles and we got closer and played together.

Syu: When Yudai was elementary school student, he had no friends, only his guitar.
Yudai: wait wait wait wait!
Syu: And then he bought Pokemon Star soundtrack CD, after that he was interested in music.

Mikaru: For me, John Lennon died on December 8th 1980 and I was born on 8th of December (not the same year) and I was reading a book about December 8th. I thought: “Who is John Lennon?” So I checked and I listened to his music and thought “WOW this music is fantastic!” So I wanted to be a John Lennon, I bought a guitar and said to friends and my teacher “Please call me John”. So everyone called me John! So John Lennon was my beginning.

Syu: My mother was Music Teacher at school, I was three years when I started playing piano. That was my beginning.

Q3: How did you come up with the name G.L.A.M.S.?
Mikaru to the other members: so why?

Syu: IT’S YOUR PROJECT!

Mikaru: Glams is nothing to me, but before I made glams, many years ago I thought, if I make my new band the name should be “GLAMS”

Syu: Ahhh.. Surprise (giggles happened)

Mikaru: I thought of many years ago, I don’t know why but G L A M S dot dot dot dot… Cool.

Syu:  Great Love And Music Sound…. (Everyone laughed)

Q4: This is specifically for Mikaru, Since you do a lot of different sorts of art. What inspires you?
Mikaru: Everything is different for me, but music. During the shower: I sing a melody and think “Oh this is a good melody!” Music is like that and with painting I just put the white canvas on the painting easel and just watch it for an hour or two hours and then I see the drawing or painting and I think “okay let’s start!” and I didn’t think about it, so it’s always a surprise.

Q5:  How did you start with painting?
Mikaru: As a child I loved painting but only as a hobby, my mother is an oil painter and as a child I hated the smell of oil paint. But now I bought a lot of oil paint, so my mother was super surprised.

 

Q6: What’s your favorite song of GLAMS to perform live?
Tetsuto: My favorite song is the one from when we just formed, The Other Side Of The Moon, When I play it the song has a lot of memories for me from when we started.

Yudai: Try to live, I made the song in 2014 or 2015, so it makes me happy because I composed it.

Syu: The only song to make me cry is The Light Of My Life, you can see it on Youtube. When I played it during the show and I was crying, everyone was looking at me really shocked like ‘WHAT?!”

Mikaru: for me now.. is Man In Underworld. this song is the new door for my music life and future.

Q7: So you all have been touring for quite some time, What do you feel like is your favorite country or city to play in?

All: Netherlands! Definitely Netherlands! We love it the most.

Q8: What’s the craziest memory you have from touring? Any tour.
Tetsuto: When Syu cried!

Mikaru: When I broke a rib/bone in my chest during the show and after the show I had to go to the hospital.
Syu: By ambulance.. from the venue!
Mikaru: This was when I was in Dio, so I had white lenses in, like a devil.
Syu: With wings in the hospital
Mikaru: (laughing) yeah with wings and the doctor was so suprised and the next day we went to Helsinki to play a show and I had so much pain. I had medicine, I didn’t know what it was and afterwards I heard it was morphine. But I still took morphine because it still hurt long so I drank a lot…. So during the show I was like flying and walking on clouds.

Syu: In the recent years every time, someone lost their luggage… this time Mikaru lost his bag.

Q9: Is it different from playing in Japan? How?
Yudai: All venues are a crazy situation for the show, the audience is more wild than in Japan.

Tetsuto: Yudai thinks that the audience is more wild than in Japan, he has a lot of fun and enjoys it a lot.
Mikaru: In Europe I said.. “Take of your clothes!!” and some girls threw their bra and underwear on stage! It’s impossible in Japan!
Syu: Usually they’re more shy (in Japan) I think.

Syu: Actually with each show we have many many accidents on stage but here we can enjoy every moment.

Q10: What are your future plans?
Mikaru: Every day, make music, recording, shooting, show, tour, go back to japan, make music, painting… this is the most happy life for me.. I don’t know for next year, Where we go, we go. Just continue.

Q11: What can we expect from G.L.A.M.S in the next year?
Mikaru: This is a secret…. but… I think.. I want to make a full album. 10 songs. and another type of music video… and come back to Europe and just enjoy together. Please wait!

Syu: As a band. just the same.

Q12: And this will be my last question. Is there anything you want to say to our readers?
Tetsuto: To the fans in The Netherlands; I’m so happy to come back each year, and I hope we can come back every year and share more exciting days.

Yudai: Please listen this new album a lot and please enjoy your life!

Syu: For me this is a decade, already ten years. Already coming to The Netherlands for many many years with DIO, BLACK LINE and I never expected this crazy life. But it’s still not enough, I need more crazy memories in The Netherlands. Thank you guys.

Mikaru: Thank you very much for reading this interview and I hope to come back soon! And please… wash your body… and especially neck… because I WILL BITE YOU! In the show. Thank you very much! SEE YOU AGAIN!




 

I would like to thank G.L.A.M.S. and their tour management UKnight for the opportunity to sit down and talk with them and the chance to take pictures during the show. I really enjoyed myself and hope we can work together again in the future.
Also thank you AGAIN to Miriam, for occasional translations and just for being an awesome friend.

I hope our readers enjoy these interviews and we hope we continue to provide you with these.

 

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