Scandal’s Haruna and Mami talk Fender signature guitars, custom amps and taking their effervescent pop-rock sound global

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Scandal have come a long way in 16 years, from playing sidewalk shows in an Osaka park, with guitar amps perched on beer crates, to headlining Tokyo’s legendary Budokan. In the process, the Japanese quartet have released 10 full-length albums, of which Mirror is their latest. 

With their instantly hummable tunes, they have built up a sizeable audience in their home country and garnered a worldwide fanbase. 

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Bruce Fagerstrom

Bruce is a freelance writer of features and interviews for Guitar World and MAGNET Magazine among other titles. He's played guitar in numerous garage bands with much better musicians who sometimes laugh at his Ovation Breadwinner.