If you are looking for a musical solution to boredom, then let me suggest The Lamb of Japan as the cure. Although I’m still on the mend, The Lamb has provided a reprieve from the historical documentaries that have been on repeat. There’s something soothing about historical documentaries. Still, it would be nice to play The Lamb a few more times a day.
It’s too soon for us to go dancing in public but we can still dance to the music of The Lamb at home. We redid the floors over the summer for just such an occasion.
Please welcome Noboru Watanabe from The Lamb to the blog!
Who is answering the questions?
Hi, this is Noboru Watanabe of the band The Lamb.
Tell us about your latest project.
‘ll be releasing three singles on a UK label called The Animal Farm. The first one was last November and the next one will be in January.
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
The first time I went to see either Paul McCartney at the Tokyo Dome or Eric Clapton at the Nippon Budokan.My first live performance as a performer was at a school festival when I was 15. I played in a Cream copy band.
What is the secret to writing good music?
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
Well, actually I don’t know, I’m not really interested in anything other than music.
What was the last thing that you read?
An art history book on Romanticism. My uncle recommended it to me. It was quite interesting.
What are you listening to at the moment?
It was either Bob Dylan or Beck, I think. It’s a strange combination.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
A teacher, perhaps. If I had worked harder as a kid, I could have been a breaststroker.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Arlo Parks, I think.
What do you want people to know about your music?
If you haven’t heard of Japanese artists before, we hope you’ll make us the first of your favorites.