Scandal: The Most Powerful Girlie Pop Rock Band

This month, J-Rock overrides the Korean wave with the I Love Anisong Mega Music Concert, which is part of this year’s Anime Festival Asia (AFA X) 2010.
You describe yourself as “the most powerful girlie pop rock” band. What’s so powerful about you?
That term was initially given to us by the media but we really like the vision. Girls are getting more powerful nowadays and we hope that our music can reflect this.

What’s with the sweet school girl image then?
We never intended to portray that image but as girls, we’ve always wanted to be pretty and beautiful, hence the result.

Why call yourselves Scandal?
A shop near the studio we used to go to was called “Scandal.” We thought it sounded a little naughty.

Your debut album ranked No. 5 on Japan’s famed Oricon chart.  How do you feel about that?
It’s unusual for us to have achieved something like that because it has been a long time since a girl band last ranked so high on the charts. We are honored.

Tell us a little bit about your favorite songs from the album.
“Scandal Baby” is one of our favorites! It always gets the audience hot and excited at live performances. The lyrics also express our resolution when our first album was released, which is why we’re very fond of it. We hope to play it at AFA X!
Get naughty with Scandal at the I Love Anisong Mega Music Concert on Nov 14, 6:30pm. Suntec Convention & Exhibition Hall 402, 1 Raffles Blvd., 6337-2888. $118 from Gatecrash.