LIVE REPORTWHITE STAGE7/30 SAT
Japanese Rock Duo Brings the Good Vibes
GLIM SPANKY is a 60s/70s inspired rock duo formed in 2007. On Saturday, they blessed the Fuji Rock festival with their loving energy and banging tunes!
Vocalist and guitarist Remi Matsuo has a voice that is undeniably made for rock. She has the signature raspiness to her voice with all the power necessary to throw her melodies across a crowd. Compared to the studio recorded versions, she sounds just as amazing live! Lead guitarist Hiroki Kamemoto is just as impressive with how he jumps across frets to deliver the sickest guitar solos. These two complement each other so well and their partnership really shone through their performance.
In between sets, the two shared small anecdotes and conversed with the audience. It gave a very friendly and intimate vibe! They both expressed their extreme gratitude to be back at Fuji Rock, making their return for the first time since 2018. Not a lot of artists made conversation the way GLIM SPANKY did. Kamemoto asked the audience about their personal experiences with festivals and Matsuo asked how everyone’s health was, seeming genuinely concerned about everyone’s wellbeing.
The two seem very considerate of others based on these interactions, but their care goes far past just their fans. During the set, they took time to introduce and thank all of the members of the band like the drummer and keyboard player. Even the lighting crew got a shoutout on their instagram story later that day! They are very cognizant of other people’s work in a way that is rare to see to this degree with other artists.
Matsuo noticed and pointed out the rainbow sprawled across the sky to the audience mid way through the set. She made a charming comment about how this rainbow is blessing us all to have good luck throughout the weekend. This just goes to show that wherever GLIM SPANKY goes, the good vibes follow.
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