Hyunduk: Hello, I am Hyunduk and I am the vocalist from TRISS.
Youngkwon: Hello, I am Shin Youngkwon, the drummer of TRISS.
Daisy: I am Daisy and I play the synthesizer.
Minkyu: I am Kim Minkyu and I am the bassist of TRISS.
Hyungduk: TRISS’ music is based on 80’s Synth music. We select a concept when we get inspiration from a scene or a picture. For example, we think of a scene – a 80’s racing animation, a tennis court in front of an apartment complex or something – then we produce a song that could be used showing the scene through sound and synth music.
Youngkwon: We use a digital instrument called a synthesizer to make unique and fun rock music mixed with fresh mood.
Minkyu: We produce a lot of diverse music. Our asset I think would be that four of us all play and perform.
Hyungduk: We formed as a band in 2017 since we wanted to create a new band that plays synth music. We began with Mingyu who was playing for a different band, then we were introduced to Youngkwon the drummer. Then we were joined by Daisy who was a frequent performer at live clubs last.
Hyungduk: We hold sessions one or two times a week, and we practice as much as we need individually. I take once a week to write songs at the studio.
Youngkwon: We’re all busy so we have group sessions for about 4 hours a day.
Daisy: It depends on the day, but sometimes I practice all day.
Minkyu: I do a lot of work in the studio and practice rooms. Recently, I’ve been writing a lot of ballads and taking the time to work on other projects.
Youngkwon: I admire Foo Fighters and like Chvrches.
Daisy: Mark Foster (Foster The People)
Hyungduk: I’ve been listening to a lot Tame Impala’s latest album. Personally, I like to listen to new music that’s come out, but I take the time to listen to Foo Fighters – Nothing Left to Lose and Pheonix – Wolfgang Amadeus a lot since I’ve been listening to it for years.
Youngkwon: I listen to Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways album a lot.
Daisy: I listen to a lot of classical music these days.
Minkyu: The Strokes’ new album came out, so I am listening to that. I used to listen to a lot of rock music but I’ve recently moved onto a lot of Hip Hop and R&B.
Hyungduk: I usually sit at home with my wife and play Heroes of the storm. Since I like playing console games, I play most of the recent Ps4 games that are available. I also so on walks to the park with my wife and dog. The name of our dog is Jessie.
Youngkwon: I go on walks or watch baseball.
Daisy: I do all sorts of things and listen to a lot of classical music.
Minkyu: I play games or work on new and diverse music with my friends at my home.
Hyungduk: I recommend Sokcho. It’s a small city by the East Sea – the sea is clean and there aren’t that many people around the area compared to where tourists go. There’s a lot of nice stuff to eat at the nearby market and since it’s only 2~3 hours away from Seoul so it’s convenient to visit.
Minkyu: Korea has a lot of great places to visit since it has the oceans on three of its dimensions. On the westside, there is Incheon. On the east – Gangneung, in the southern part – there is Jeju and Busan.
Hyungduk: We want to continue making music for a long time, if possible. To me, making music is a hobby and a challenge that helps to develop myself. I wish our first album being released this year will be something I can be proud of.
Youngkwon: We are currently working on it, and it is our goal to release an album this fall.
Daisy: I want to achieve the basics of a professional musician.
Minkyu: I am always thinking our video contents. I want us to challenge ourselves on a new genre of music.
Hyungduk: Thank you for your continued support. Please show much interest to our upcoming album as well.
Youngkwon: We thank so many people who support us and we’ll repay you with great music.
Daisy: We’re always so grateful. We’re inspired by you every time we feel like giving up.
Minkyu: We’ll always be here. Please come see us perform.
TRISS – Rolly Rolly MV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb91RXuRGN0
TRISS Brazil Tour: https://youtu.be/oORp4-_tb48