What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation?
We started making music because we felt very excited about writing and composing new stuff. We knew that from the beginning, from when we were learning to play music, playing our favorite songs. The tendency to write new stuff, at first appeared as an accident, but immediately felt highly addictive to us.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
It’s an LP and it came out on 22.02.2019 by our label, The Sound of Everything, with the title “Backtrack”. Influenced by favorite 80’s groups and artists, we introduced synthwave and synth-pop elements to our music. We made heavy use of synthesizers, drum-machines and bass synthesizers for the production of the album while maintaining some rock elements. The album, was released as a digital release only and its cover was created by visual artist Vasilis Maniatis.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Music wise, we couldn’t possibly tell, since we are 4 different people with many different musical influences. All of them main. Non-music-wise, the strongest influences are our love for certain individuals, men, women, animals, soulless things like computers, musical instruments and bikes and ecology.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
It differs in a way that is obvious which is that like all music, it’s not exactly the same as the music of any other musicians. We like to change our sound frequently and to experiment, as someone can easily tell if they listen to all of our 4 albums. At this time our sound is mostly electronic with rock twists.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
– Albums: In Rainbows, The Virgin Suicides soundtrack, Geogaddi.
– Movies: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Twin Peaks, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
– Books: Yugerman (M. Karagatsis), Propio Como Ieri (Amici Giuliano), Number 31328 (Elias Venezis).
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
We love both. We love performing live after a long period of recordings and rehearsals and we love studio when we feel that it’s time to concentrate on writing new stuff.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
One time, our guitarist said for fun while laughing “ Hey, we should use didgeridoo for this song” and then our drummer went in to the back-room of our studio and returned with an Australian didgeridoo that he had bought without our quitarist knowing. So he was like ‘’Whaat?? Where did that come from? It was fun watching the surprise on his face when he came out with the instrument.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
It would be “Breadcrumbs”, because its message is very straight-forward, contrary to the rest of our songs.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
We are planning to make some live performances, until Christmas of 2019 and then return to the studio for something new – who knows what it will be.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity.
Do you believe there is extraterrestrial life?
Yes, we are certain that there is plenty of extraterrestrial life.
Photo credits: Alex Coitus
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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