JpopRocks interviews Accént

from left: Fumi (Drummer), Rina (Keyboard & Vocal), Kanon (Guitar & Vocal) and Haru (Bass)

from left: Fumi (Drummer), Rina (Keyboard & Vocal), Kanon (Guitar & Vocal) and Haru (Bass)

Meet Accént, a group of 9-10 year old girls who like to rock! While most of us at JpopRocks were simply trying to survive the fourth grade, these talented young girls have already formed a band and are covering bands like Silent Siren and SCANDAL!

We recently had a chance to talk with them about how they got together and what they are planning in the future!

JPR.com:  How did you meet?

Kanon: Originally, Haru and I made a small band to perform in a local festival. We [Kanon and Haru] kind of grew up together. To make the band a better one we recruited YouTuber friend Fumi and then named the band "Accént." After that Rina, who is the best pianist in the elementary school where we [Kanon and Haru] go, joined us. This is how Accént became a four-piece band.

JPR.com:  Accént is a very cool and interesting name. Any meaning behind the name?

Kanon: I came up with the name "Accént." I heard the word in a music class at school and liked how the word sounded and also thought it was right for a band name in terms of the meaning.

JPR.com:  We are very impressed with your performances. How long have each of you been playing instruments?

Kanon (Vo&Gu) : Guitar for four years
  I've been playing with a guitar since I can remember, but I started practicing it seriously when I was six.
Rina (Key&Vo) : Piano for seven years
  I took up piano when I was three. As for synthesizer, I started playing after joining Accént.
Haru (Bass) : Bass for two years
  I started Bass when I was eight. Obviously I have less music experience than other members, so I'm practicing hard every day to catch up with them.
Fumi (Drums) : Drum for three years
  I took up drum at the age of six, influenced by my big brother who is also a drummer.


JPR.com:  Many of your performances have covered Silent Siren. What drew you to cover this group and are there any other bands/musicians you listen to?

Kanon: We like SILENT SIREN because
their music style is rock but catchy
members look pretty
not just pretty but perform really cool
songs are good

We are also a big fan of SCANDAL.


JPR.com:  Any other projects we can look forward to?

We applied for the audition for "SAISAI FES 2017." Wish us luck!
http://www.teena.ne.jp/contests/saisaifes_2017/


 

We, at JpopRocks, would like to thank Accént for chatting with us.  We see a bright future for you girls and look forward to seeing you progress and become the next Silent Siren / SCANDAL. Good luck Accént!

Samuel Harrison

JpopRocks, San Rafael, CA