How did you choose your band name? I wrote out a lot of erotic words that I wanted to consider, and I thought ‘erection’ sounded good, and it also had a bit of a similar spelling to my favourite band The Ejected, so I decided to go with THE ERECTiONS.
Who are your music and style influences? The Discocks is a band who was active in the 90’s Japanese punk scene called Oi! music, which of course, had a great influence on everything from fashion to artwork. By the way, Discocks’ guitar player is Naka-chin, who currently plays guitar with us at THE ERECTiONS. There are also many influential overseas bands such as The Ejected, Blitz, Evil Conduct.
What is the Tokyo punk scene like? Looking at scenes from other regions, and compared to Hiroshima were I was originally active, the punk scene in Tokyo is pretty large. There are a lot of bands. However, the number of punks that can be called street punk is decreasing every year. If you’re a band that has experienced a lot of overseas tours, it may be hard to honestly say that Tokyo is a punk city. But Tokyo’s punk scene also has its own unique appeal.