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Mwave interview with AlphaBAT + member profiles

[Exclusive Interview] AlphaBAT Talks the Members′ Different Flavors and Creating a Real ‘AB City’



AlphaBAT may only be four months old in idol age, but the K-Pop group already has two singles under its belt and is currently dominating the rookie scene with latest track Tantara.

The tight-knit nine-member idol group recently sat down with enewsWorld for an exclusive interview ahead of its MEET&GREET with Mwave and talked excitedly about its comeback as well as all of the qualities – from A to Z - that make the group uniquely AlphaBAT.

Can you tell us a little bit about ‘Tantara?’

BETA: This is a track we prepared for a year and three months. Although the track was created a year and three months ago, we loved the song so much, we kept editing and re-editing it to the point that the composer hyungs got annoyed with us, saying they were never going to give us another track [laughs]. We worked really hard on it and have a lot of affection for this track.

AlphaBAT made its debut just three months ago. How does it feel to be making a comeback so soon?

BETA: To be honest, we were sad after our last broadcast because we wanted to show more sides to ourselves. And because we prepared for so long, we wanted to promote longer, But we’re excited to get back on stage after a month and nervous at the same time. We also feel a little burdened because ‘AB City’ got a better response than we expected.

There are many hip hop idol groups out there these days. What makes AlphaBAT so special?

JETA: Our movement is unbelievable. Knifelike choreography is important, of course, but our knifelike movement is unbelievable.

BETA: All of the members have diverse talents – modeling, acting, rapping, singing – and are all active in these different genres to show AlphaBAT’s different colors from A to Z. But our greatest strength is our teamwork. We’re a family. When we’re old and dying, we’re going to make a real life AB City, and all nine of us are going to live there [laughs].



What are some of the pros and cons of having so many members?

JETA: Washing up. There are a lot of members, but we only have one bathroom. So, I always have to wake up early because I’m the maknae.

IOTA: Sleeping. Since we’re still rookies, our dorm is small, so everyone has to squeeze in. We fall asleep in a straight line and wake up in a straight line.

IOTA: A pro is that we’re democratic. The hyungs are really considerate of us [laughs].

HETA: A strength is that we’re full of energy. A weakness? We have none [cheers].

GAMMA: Our strength is that every day is different. If there’s a member who’s really fun one day, but not so fun the next day., another member is really fun and so on. A weakness is that when one person begins to lose energy, we all lose energy. When one person is tired, we’re all tired. It’s the end for all of us.

CODE: Because we’re one [laughs].

FIE: Since there’s nine of us, it’s always fun. Everyone talks a lot.

EPSILON: My answer is similar to GAMMA’s - there’s fun in choosing different flavors [laughs]. It can be literal, like when it comes to food. If I can’t decide what to eat, since there are nine members, there are eight different options. But my date options change every day as well. There are many options on whom I can date [laughs]. So every day is fun.

BETA: Who do you want to go on a date with today?

EPSILON: Today…you? [laughs] A con is…doing laundry? It’s tiring, but we have to do laundry every day.

CODE: A lot of the pros have already been covered, so if I had to say a con, it’s that there’s no end to chores. I do a lot of the chores, and there’s no end. It’s hard.

BETA: A pro for me is that I have eight dongsengs now. I think that’s what gives me the most strength. When I’m sad, they’re sad with me. When we’re having fun, we all have fun together. I think the biggest pro is that I have a family, eight brothers. A con is that since I’m the oldest hyung, I have to make sure I bring out the best in all of the member’s different colors.



Most memorable moment?

BETA: Our favorite memory was when we were the number one in real time search keywords. That was probably our happiest moment. This was right after our first live broadcast. An unfortunate memory was when we got into a car accident 30 minutes before a broadcast. No one was harmed, but we got out of the car and all of the staff members were in shock. There were no cabs around, then I saw a woman driving the same car as us, so the members and I ran over and she gave us a ride. We got there a minute or two before we had to go on stage.

What are your goals for the year?

IOTA: [To be] rookie kings.

JETA: I want to win number one.

CODE: Me too. Winning number one!

IOTA: Wait, I have one more! I want my grandmother’s friends to know who I am.

BETA: Our goal this year is to be the king of the rookies.



There are many days dedicated to women in the month of March (Women’s Day, White Day). Who is the most important woman in your life?:

All members: My mom!

Anything you’d like to say to the fans?

JETA: The most important woman in my life are the fans [cheers].

IOTA: If you cheat on us, you’re dead

HETA: Thank you for always cheering us on, and Alpha I love you!

GAMMA: For as long as you all have waited for us, we will return the favor

FIE: I only have Alpha.

EPSILON: The weather is really fickle these days, so be careful not to catch a cold. I love you, Alpha.

DELTA: I don’t have to say it. You know, right? My heart…[laughs]

CODE: Alphas, love you.

BETA: I’ll just say one word: Always.


Member Profiles

[Beta]Beta


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : BETA / Ji Ha Yong
2. Birthdate : May 20, 1987
3. Height/Weight : 173 cm / 60 kg
4. Zodiac : Taurus
5. Blood type : O
6. Hometown : Gyeonggi-do
7. Place of birth : Seoul
8. Most charming feature : Sexy and cute
9. Special talent : Singing, dancing, sports
10. Song I have on repeat : Brown Eyed Soul – My Story
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : Our Alphas and AlphaBAT!!!
12. Last time I cried : A few days ago
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : When I didn’t do my tutor homework
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Face
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: Even though I can’t approach her first, I will linger around her
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : In third grade after seeing H.O.T. sunbaenim
17. The first place I want to visit on tour : Europe!! To perform and go backpacking
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Japan!! It was my first vacation abroad
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Take my clothes off and perform ‘Tantara’
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : A businessman, because they’re cool


[Code]Code


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : C:ODE / Kim Sang Hoon
2. Birthdate : July 5, 1988
3. Height/Weight : 170 cm / 58 kg
4. Zodiac : Cancer
5. Blood type : O
6. Hometown : Gyeonggi-do
7. Place of birth : Seoul
8. Most charming feature : My blank expression? The visual that stems from my blank expression?
9. Special talent : Singing and taking selfies
10. Song I have on repeat : San E - Lovesick
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : ALPHABAT!
12. Last time I cried : Recently
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : In high school, when I stayed out all night without calling home
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Feel, personality, looks
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: I’m pretty shy, so I try to get to know her as a friend first
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : Since I was 18 years old
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : Anywhere!
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Japan (I’ve only been to Japan ㅜ-ㅜ)
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Perform ‘Tantara’ holding a banner and handwrite a letter!
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Barista


[Delta]Delta


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : DELTA / Choi Yeon Su
2. Birthdate : May 11, 1991 (My ID says May 17, but it’s actually May 11)
3. Height/Weight : 178 cm / 65 kg
4. Zodiac : Taurus
5. Blood type : AB
6. Hometown : Incheon
7. Place of birth : Seongnam
8. Most charming feature : Ability to play with your heart, eye smile, voice, sentimental, manly, cute, sexy
9. Special talent : Singing
10. Song I have on repeat : Younha – Shower / The Real Reason Why We Broke Up / Sung Si Kyung – That Place That Time
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : My members and agency family
12. Last time I cried : At our showcase
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : None…
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Honestly, looks. Next, her mind
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: I can’t say anything first, so I just linger around
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : 8th grade
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : Japan
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Pattaya
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Singing through the phone
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Nothing else. I’ve always only wanted to be a singer/musician.


[Epsilon]Epsilon


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : EPSILON / Yoo Young Jin
2. Birthdate : August 6, 1991
3. Height/Weight : 170 cm / 61 kg
4. Zodiac : Leo
5. Blood type : B
6. Hometown : Anseong
7. Place of birth : Gyeonggi-do
8. Most charming feature : I’m not what you expect
9. Special talent : Sports
10. Song I have on repeat : Tantara! Always
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : I Don’t Know If You Know Family friends! (Miss you)
12. Last time I cried : At our first showcase
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : Mm…it’s a secret ㅋㅋ
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Scent, eyes, personality
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: I act uninterested or bother her
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : Later than most – when I was a senior in high school
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : Japan
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Jeju Island
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Have a field day with everyone!
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Doing something related to cars! Or own a bakery.


[Fie]Fie


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : FIE / Lee San Ha
2. Birthdate : October 10, 1991
3. Height/Weight : 180 cm / 65 kg
4. Zodiac : Libra
5. Blood type : A
6. Hometown : Anyang
7. Place of birth : Anyang
8. Most charming feature : My unexpected personality
9. Special talent : Covering choreographies
10. Song I have on repeat : B2ST – On Rainy Days
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : AlphaBAT and Alpha!
12. Last time I cried : Showcase
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : In middle school, when I skipped hakwon to play
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Eyes
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: Take care of her without anyone noticing
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : 9th grade
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : America
18. Most memorable vacation spot : China
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Have a field day with fans and eat chicken together
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : A chicken restaurant owner or acting


[Gamma]Gamma


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : GAMMA / Kim Jun Su
2. Birthdate : February 9, 1993
3. Height/Weight : 183 cm / 65 kg
4. Zodiac : Aquarius
5. Blood type : O
6. Hometown : Suwon
7. Place of birth : Incheon
8. Most charming feature : Chic and cute
9. Special talent : Sports
10. Song I have on repeat : Kim Dong Ryul – Etude of Memory
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : AlphaBAT, Alpha
12. Last time I cried : When I watched ‘The Gift of Room 7’
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : When I forgot about my entrance exam and missed it
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Face shape
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: I’m a shy man…
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : Middle/high school
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : America! Miami!!!\
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Jeju Island
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Treat everyone to spicy sausage stew, handwrite a letter
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Acting


[Heta]Heta


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : HETA / Seol Jun
2. Birthdate : May 8, 1993
3. Height/Weight : 180 cm / 60 kg
4. Zodiac : Taurus
5. Blood type : B
6. Hometown : Seoul
7. Place of birth : Seoul
8. Most charming feature : Eye smile
9. Special talent : Singing
10. Song I have on repeat : Ballad, dance songs
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : AlphaBAT
12. Last time I cried : Don’t remember…
13. Biggest trouble I ever got into : When I use my allowance carelessly or lose it (They don’t like it when I use my allowance thoughtlessly)
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Honestly looks, then personality
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: I look at her and smile
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : When I was young (middle, high school)
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : Europe
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Jeju Island
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Perform the sexy version of ‘Tantara’
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Running a business


[Iota]Iota


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : I:OTA / Shin Se Lin
2. Birthdate : June 5, 1994
3. Height/Weight : 173 cm / 60 kg
4. Zodiac : Gemini
5. Blood type : O
6. Hometown : Incheon
7. Place of birth : Incheon
8. Most charming feature : Friendly, oppa next door type
9. Special talent : Rap
10. Song I have on repeat : Jay-Z – Picasso Baby
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : AlphaBAT
12. Last time I cried : This week
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : When my teacher called home
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Her humanity, natural beauty
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: It’s obvious, so it gets awkward
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : Senior year of high school
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : Anywhere, please send us anywhere
18. Most memorable vacation spot : London, my uncle lives there
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Have the members switch up their parts (I want to sing)
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Music producer


[Jeta]Jeta


1. Name (Stage name/Birth name) : JETA / Kim Soo Yeob
2. Birthdate : December 11, 1995
3. Height/Weight : 182 cm / 57 kg
4. Zodiac : Sagittarius
5. Blood type : B
6. Hometown : Seoul
7. Place of birth : Seoul
8. Most charming feature : Kim Soo Yeob as he is
9. Special talent : Shamelessness / Walking, posing
10. Song I have on repeat : Tantara
11. Who I want to invite to my birthday party : AlphaBAT / Alpha
12. Last time I cried : AlphaBAT showcase
13. Most trouble I ever got into by my parents : When I don’t go to hakwon
14. What I notice first in the opposite sex : Whether she takes care of herself
15. How I act around someone I’m interested in: I bother her
16. When I first dreamt of becoming a singer : Sophomore year of high school
17. The first country I want to visit on tour : Anywhere we can go by plane
18. Most memorable vacation spot : Thailand
19. If I win No. 1, I will : Dance to ‘Tantara’ with ribbons instead of a baton
20. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be : Model



Greeting Video



source: Mwave enewsworld, Mwave star spotlight, Creator Group

their meet & greet is today at 8pm KST! here's the link if anyone wants to watch. c:


((hitt era hayong ;v;))
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