Wednesday, August 8, 2007

THE BRILLIANT GREEN


This is a performance from one of my favourite band, The Brilliant Green. Times magazine rated them as one of the top 10 bands in the world outside US. Their albums are usually released in autumn-winter which is a good indication of their music styles. They draw alot of inspiration from the Beatles and play tunes ranging from pop-rock to whimsical rock. I can't say the lead singer Tommy (Tomoko) has the strongest 'live' performance abilities, but this video above demonstrates that she actually sings better with less noise and being seated lol, rather than go off-pitch like her TV performances (which by the way is much better than the lipsynching she does sometimes)


This one is one of their old vids I like cuz she finally looks her age. This vid about 6 years old. And she gives off that rare sexy vibe. The concept of the video is a little thought-provoking too.

For the past 6 years Tomoko was concentrating on her solo releases 'Tommy February 6' and 'Tommy Heavenly 6' which are both short term projects but turned out to be massively popular. I am so glad Brilliant Green is back again finally after a 5-year hiatus. You wouldn't believe the horror I got when I first saw Tommy February 6's debut on Music Station. I've always liked her gloomy sombreness in the band but well I think it was a very strategic career move anyhow. And her good prediction that an 80s synthesizer revival was coming up (she did it way before any of the revival artistes did I think). The below video demonstrates my point:

I won't even delve on her Heavenly6 persona, just that it is rather punk Avril Lavignish which I don't really dig. She is 32 this year I think, amazing how she seems to look younger than a decade ago!

1 comment:

mimiLove said...

OOhhh It's nice to see people writing about TBG. I love them :D<3 About her sitting down, I have to do the same too if I want to sound okay at singing haha I think it might be a weak um... lung thing? And the 2nd vid was really nice. She looks so awesome in that video! The third, actually, I agree with you. I prefer Tomoko in TBG. She def. turned into someone completely different after TBG haha And it's just weird to think that she's middle-age @_@;; Actually I had no idea and now that I do know, it's just... hard to comprehend?