A NEW SINGLE, ALBUM NEWS AND TOUR NEWS LOST IN JAPAN TELL ME MORE ALL ABOUT THE MAKING PROCESSES AND WHERE THEY WILL BE HEADING ON TOUR, GIVE OUR CHAT A READ AND CHECK OUT THEIR NEW SINGLE!

 

What are your names?
Addison Johnston – Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar. Chris Hoekstra – Lead Guitar, Backup Vocal.
James Wiseman – Drums. Nolan Peake – Bass

 

 

What is the bands name?
Lost In Japan

 

 

How did you come up with the bands name?
Some secrets are meant to be kept forever.

 

 

What is your genre of music?
Indie Rock, Alt-Rock or Indie Pop

 

 

 

Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
We all met in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in 2015, the band started playing together and writing in late 2016. We released our debut EP Ghost & The Wolf on May 16 2017, featuring our single Animal!
The summer of 2017 was where we really began to gel as band, doing our first tour along the 401 was an amazing experience and really pushed us forward. We began writing new material and playing bigger shows. I think what really inspires us is how we have seen our crowd grow over the past year. Its really exciting to see the same fans at shows and seeing their love for what we do. Its important to us to connect and talk with our fans at shows or on social media to create something bigger then just the music, we want to create a sense of community. Its pretty surreal when someone comes up to us at a show and tells us they love our music, so they came out to our show and brought their friends. Thats basically like the biggest compliment you could give us and we are thankful for every person who has every seen us perform. Simple things such as that are what really inspire us to keep pushing forward.

 

 

 

What made you go in to music?
We are all extremely passion about music and could not picture ourselves working in any other industry.

 

 

Are you a signed?
Not yet

 

 

 

You set to your new single ‘ Never Was You’ ,tell us more about it.
Our single ‘never was you’ is a story about a relationship that never really seems to figure out the same problem. So these people keep repeating the same fight over and over again hoping to find an answer.

 

 

What was the writing process like?
The song came together really fast. Our singer Addison brought a riff that was fast paced and we all kind of built the rest of the song off of that. We wanted this song to fit into the theme of the rest of the album which is about someone trying to find themselves in an existential crisis and to find who they are.

 

 

 

What was the recording process like?
We recorded this track at the sugar shack with our producer Kyle Thomas Ashbourne and everything was great. This track was actually the fastest song we put together on the entire album and we’re very happy with the outcome.

 

 

Describe the track in two words.
Energetic, Catchy

 

 

You are releasing a new self-titled album tell us more about it.
We have been working on this album for just over a year now. It was recorded at both The Sugar Shack and EMAC Studios in London ON. The album features 12 original tracks. We are excited to finally release a full length album.

 

 

 

What was the writing process like?
The songs were written over the course of the past year so each song has a unique story and vibe to it. This was a fun way to write, really taking our time with each song.

 

 

 

What was the recording process like?
Whenever we would have 3 songs built up that we felt were ready for the studio we would book a weekend and bang them out relatively quickly. We would start with live off the floor then add all overdubs as necessary. This process was repeated every few months until we had all 12 tracks finished! Having a great producer back us was always a tremendous help, thanks to Kyle Ashbourne and Moe Berg.

 

 

Describe each track in two words
Lighthouse – Emotional, Build.
Fake Answers – Groovy, Upbeat.
Message In The Stars – Funky, Bold.
For Your Heart – Rhythmic, Laid back.
Good For Now – Dirty, Fresh.
Orpheus – impactful, vibes.
Never Was You – Energetic, Catchy.
Chasing Time – Nostalgic, Memorable.
Waves – Gentle, Build.
Don’t Wanna Let Go -Intense, Raw.
Passing Through – Positive, catchy.
Lighthouse Pt II – Story, finale.

 

 

How would you describe it to a new audience?
A journey through storytelling and dancing.

 

 

 

Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
Album Release Tour
October 5th- London – Rum Runners –
October 18th- Hamilton – This Aint Hollywood
November 2nd – Ottawa – Cafe Dekcuf
November 3rd – North Bay – Raven Republic
November 4th -Sudbury – The Asylum
November 7th – Orillia – Brownestone
November 8th – Montreal -Piranha
November 9th – Kingston – Toucan
Nobember 10 – Oshawa- The Atria
November 14th – Hamilton – Doors taco joint
November 15th – Waterloo – Harmony lounge
November 16th – St Thomas – Booked
November 23rd – Windsor – Phog Lounge

 

 

 

What else can we expect from you this year?
A lot of more shows and another music video

 

 

 

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Nothing planned yet

 

 

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We are always open for collaborations. Reach us at bookings@lostinjapanofficial.com

 

 

Who are your influences?
Arkells, Cage the Elephant

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Through everyday experiences

 

 

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Doing what we love, writing and playing music together.

 

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Working those minimum wage jobs

 

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Follow your passion

 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Do whatever makes you feel truly happy

 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Follow your passion

 

 

 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Rum Runners

 

 

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Home
2/ Who do you see first?
Our pets
3/What do you eat first?
More coffee

 

 

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Our instruments, a band member, merch, how to play our songs and a positive attitude. (All of those things have been forgotten at one point or another)

 

 

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook 
Instagram 
Website

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