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Hi I'm Shaiful from Jermz and today we're here with Cashew Chemists, hello guys
Let's just do a short introduction for our followers to get to know you guys better
Hi I'm Elliot and I play the bass guitar
Hi I'm Yuji and I play the rhythm guitars and sing
Hi I'm Zack, I play the drums
I'm Brian and I play lead guitar
How did you guys (Cashew Chemists) come about? I read from other interviews that you guys were friends?
He was my Poly friend Yes uh, I knew Elliot in Poly
and I knew he was playing in a band with a couple of his friends
and I thought they were really good, they were playing heavy stuff
we were all into that kind of scene
In 2005, what name were you guys playing with?
I think it was "The Blessing"
We were called The Blessing
How long did that last, The Blessing, before you guys decided to change
How long was The Blessing?
Blessing ah, one song I think, one hit
One hit wonder
Did you guys meet any of the fans? Any of your fans?
Yea I took pictures with some of them
Any interesting or weird fans that you guys met?
Not really, not any weird people but uh we had this fan of ours who waited for us for like, almost an hour after we performed at baybeats
when we headed back to the dressing room packed up and did some stuff so
so, I guess we're pretty humbled and all that by that gesture
Speaking about fans you can ask Zack
Yea he's the most popular among the fans. Lady killer
Yea, the ladies Lady killer
If you've been to our shows you know that Zack gets the most applause
So who came up with the idea of designing the Common Equation single?
That was designed by Yuji's girlfriend, she does our social media and a lot of the design aspects of the band
and I think it's pretty cool idea, to do it DIY style, very back to school kind of graph paper and typewriter
So you guys are currently working on an album right?
How is it shaping up?
We haven't really started, we are gonna start next week
We have recorded one song, um that's the Common Equation single
Yea it's the one we released but uh, it's going to be a revamped version I guess, when the album comes out so uh we'll come to that
and uh yea the album is gonna be released in September? Yea in September so we have quite short time to finish it
So you guys have a rough idea of how the album's gonna sound like?
Yeah Yup, not too far from Common Equation, that kind of vibe
I guess people like coming to our shows, we get a lot of good feedback at our shows, so we just want to recreate like, the sound we achieve at our show, in the album as well
Let them bring the show back with them
improving our demos that we put out on facebook, um, some of them are still quite raw like, we did it ourselves
Now we're going to do the recording at Snakeweed Studios, so I think that would be more produced and a bit more um, easier to listen to
So far all your demos are recorded here is it?
Speaking of that, do you get complains from neighbours? Police showing up? No we don't
All your neighbours very kind, they don't mind the music? Everybody loves what they hear?
Haha they like the music too, that's why I guess
We represent Cashew Heights
We heard that two of you almost became DJs of trance music?
Uh not really, we're just big trance heads, me and Brian
We love trance, used to club like every week and get very excited when like, global DJs come here to Singapore to perform at Zouk
Then we go down almost on a weekly basis
The melodies of trance, very uplifting and
probably something that both of them actually implemented in songwriting
It might seem a little far-fetched but it's trance shapes...trance also shapes the music
Sometimes in this kind of weather, Brian and I will do a session called "trancecoustics"
What is that all about?
It's like trance, and acoustic
Just take guitar and go out there
Very interesting, can you get out there and play now?
since we're in this kind of weather now Yea it's the perfect weather for trancecoustics
We also heard you guys talking about fashion brands, so who's the most fashionable Cashew Chemist?
I guess we're all pretty fashionable, very idyllic style of dressing
Elliot is pretty, everything. He's a quintessential GQ man
GQ man?! He always looks very sharp
So does he like, manage your guy's dressing when you go on stage?
You guys have to wear this before you go on stage
We'll discuss it before we go on stage
So what's up with the Baybeats outfit? You guys were wearing white tops...
Cause the comments from the judges were quite positive
appearance wise, it's quite striking
We had a man saying that it looks like PAP at baybeats
But we won't disclose who we support Yah
Ya, better not
We have a little something for you guys so
Just a little surprise
You guys watch Harry Potter? Ohhhh yes
These are Bertie Bott's beans so
you guys got to try one flavour Oh god
pick any flavour and just guess what it tastes like
(Camera): Close your eyes
Brian: It's a Jellybean right? (Camera): Yea it's a jellybean
(Camera): You can open your eyes now
(Camera): What's yours?
I think it's banana? Yea it's banana
So vivid one ah?
The flavour so vivid
I'm gonna get durian
He doesn't look good
It's the one with vomit!
you gave him vomit!
You can open your eyes already
Tastes like a weird mixture of...
Chicken rice and...Teh Halia
It's quite close, it's rotten egg
Oh my god
Let me take a look at your bean
Are you enjoying it?
First taste is like, Po Chai Yin
Po Chai Yin is like, the diarrhoea pills
Chinese diarrhoea pills
I have no idea
Really sausage ah?
Sausage got taste like Po Chai Yin?
(Camera): You can spit it out if you want
No I swallowed it, like a man
Are you enjoying it?
Are you serious? Why did I get vomit?
I don't know
It's either earwax or rotten egg, the one you had
I've never tasted earwax, I wouldn't be able to tell
I've never tasted earwax, so I wouldn't be able to tell
You just did man
I can't be sure right, I can't be certain whether it's earwax
Have you ever tasted your own earwax?
then how would you know?
I think earwax is quite soggy?
Why did you dig your ear and taste!?
No I don't!
You tried it right?
No no I have not
I've never actually tasted earwax in my life
but it's a good experience la
Alright thank you, this is Cashew Chemists
so now we'll head in to their studio to hear the song they're gonna play for us
This is Shaiful signing off bye bye