JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Peelander-Yellow of Alien Punk Band Peelander-Z

Peelander-Yellow, center: "I don't care about Band!!!!! We never 'play' music!!!!! We just want to 'play' with youuuuuu!!!!! Come to see our show then check it yourself!!!!!!!!" (Whitney Lee)

By Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) and Vlad Baranenko (Saitama-ken, 2000-02) for JQ magazine.

Psychedelic, seizure inducing, and fantastically successful in their ability to cause absolute sensory overload during their intergalactic performances, Peelander-Z is back. The colorful Japanese punk group hailing from the Z area of Planet Peelander returns to New York City (where it formed in 1998) for their latest tour behind their new album Super DX Hitz.

Those yearning for their Peelander-Z fix will have the opportunity to experience all the colorful mayhem at the Bowery Poetry Club on Oct. 22. In this exclusive interview, we interrogate Peelander-Yellow to reveal the deepest secrets of their cosmic travel, their mastery of the chaos theory, and what the future holds for the ongoing kaiju saga.

Tell us about Peelander-Z’s Super DX Hitz album.

You can hear our all Hitz songs and understand Peelander-Z world!!!!!!!

28 happy songs and 5 Karaoke DVD!!!!

Get it for your Mom, because your Mom wants dance with youuuuuuuuuu and Peelander-Z!!!

How do you come up with the themes for your songs?

All ideas come from my sweet yellow brain when I eat medium rare S.T.E.A.K., Tacos, Ice Cream~~~~~!!!!!

What inspired you to form the band?

I don’t care about Band!!!!!

We never “play” music!!!!!

We just want to “play” with youuuuuu!!!!!

Come to see our show then check it yourself!!!!!!!!

Who is Peelander-Yellow and what’s his story?

I’m not Peelander-Red!

I’m not Peelander-Green!

I’m not Peelander-Pink!

I’m not Peelander-Black!

Yes, I’m Peelander-Yellow for youuuuuuuu!!!!!!

I was born from Banana on Planet Peelander!!!!!

That’s why I love it!!!!!

Please bring it for meeeeeee!!!!!

Peelander-Z was formed in New York. What is it about the city that feels like home to you?

Soooo Many Nooodle Restaurant in NYC, That’s why we feel our home town!!!!!

We want to make our own Nooooodle Restaurant!!! Yeahhh!!!!!

If you could be any kaiju, which one would it be and why?

Gamera!!!!! Do you know it????

It is big turtle that flys, spins and flys!!!!!

It soooo coooool!!!!

If I can be it, I want spin dance with MJ!!!!!!

Who is your intended audience with your music and show?

All of people!!!!

Kiz to GrandMom!!!!!

Because we do play understandable for everybody!!!!!!

Tell us about the craziest live gig in Peelander-Z’s career. What happened?

I broke my leg when I jumped from 2nd floor in New Mexico!!!!

also

I lost my front tooth @Bonnaroo Music Fest in Tennessee!!!!

How much do you drink before each show?

We never drink anything except your happee energy~~~~!!!

Hahahahaha~~~~~!!!!

How much do you drink after each show? What do you usually like to drink then?

We love to drink soy-sauce with wasabi!!!!

Yeah!!!! We look like Japanese~~~~!!!!!!!!!

Do you write your songs in English, or Japanese first and then translate them?

NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!

I write Peelander-Language!!!!!!

What are you trying to say with your unique hairstyle?

This is not hair!!!!

This is Tentacles!!!!

I will get youuuuuuuu, tonite!!!!!!

Oh yeah!!!! Halloweeeeen is coming~~~!!!!!

Who is your favorite Japanese star?

My Favorite J-Star is “Pikachu”~~~~~!!!!

Yes!!! He is my best friend on the Earth!!!!!!!!

I’m yellow and he is yellow, too!!!!!

Do you have a favorite American musician? Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?

Jonas Brothers!!!!!!!!

Yo Gabba Gabba!!!!!!!!

Ohhh Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are the band’s future plans, and where would you like to be five years from now?

We want to get big trailer to do word tour

with

David Coopperfield and white tigers

Cosplay girls from Akihabara

Mr. Morikoto and sushi bender

WWF wrestlers with Wrestling ring

yeahhhhh!!!

Super Happeee tourrrrrrr!!!!

We are not Japanese!!!

We are not American!!!

We are not Human-Being!!!

We are Peelander-Z!!!

Thank you very much!!!!!!

Peelander-Z tours America through Dec. 12. For more on information, visit www.peelander-z.com.