THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE . . . Yuko Miyoshi of Memory Foam

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THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE . . . Yuko Miyoshi of Memory Foam

The debut album Steel Magnolias by the Auckland five-piece Memory Foam very quickly landed in our Favourite Five Recent Releases for the sheer energy and post-punk/No Wave fury of the band's delivery.

But there were also sharp songs – although in our review we admitted we had no idea what singer Yuko Miyoshi was on about at times.

However we liked what we'd heard so much we invited Miyoshi to answer some questions to give a better steer on the band and her influences . . .

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The first piece of music which really affected you was . . .

Sobakasu by Japanese rock band called “Judy and Mary”


Your first role models in music were . . .

Japanese 80’s idol Momoe Yamaguchi 


Lennon or Jagger, Ramones or Nirvana, Madonna or Gaga, Jacko or Jay-Z?

Lennon, Nirvana, Gaga, Jay-Z


If music was denied you, your other career choice would be . . .

be a doctor


The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear are . . .

Gay Bar/Electric Six

Shy/Ani Difranco

Plastic Love/Maria Takeuchi


Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia at home...

Macho Man/Village People


279496736_524523109264959_1550729795800741366_nThe best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .

Get Back/The Beatles


If you could get on stage with anyone it would be?

My cat “Halu”


The three films you'd insist anybody watch because they might understand you better are . . .  

Steel Magnolias

Drive My Car

Lupin the Third, The Castle of Cagliostro


The last CD or vinyl album you bought was  . . . (And your most recent downloads include…).

One Day as a Lion


One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you in that case would be . .

my original song that I wrote first time in my life called "I wanna be a western"


074646963029The poster, album cover or piece of art could you live with on your bedroom forever would be . . .

The Battle of Los Angeles by Rage Against the Machine


You are allowed just one tattoo, and it is of . . .

Memory Foam band logo


David Bowie sang, “Five years, that's all we've got . . .” You would spend them where and doing what?

move to Waiheke and start grow my winery and music album 


And finally, in the nature of press conferences in Japan, “Can you tell me please why this is your best album ever?”

this is my first album that I'm in Punk Rock band and shouting on most of tracks


You can hear and buy this album through bandcamp here

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