What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
I think that art in general connects me with my childhood. If there’s something I miss from those days, is innocence and the sense of freedom it gives. As we grow up, our imagination gets sort of censored and social pressure tells us to behave based on an accepted model of adulthood. However, when I create music I feel that same desire to explore whatever is on my mind.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Our latest release, ‘Sundance Sea’, is actually our first album. I think it is a return to our roots in 90’s alternative rock and also a peek into a darker side of my songwriting. It was released via the german record label Blackjack Illuminist Records on CD and cassette early 2018.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Music wise: the Beach Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ramones, Nirvana, The Everly Brothers, Alice In Chains, and mainly, all the bands where I’ve played.
Non music wise, well, my life in general. I cannot imagine myself trying to write a song without a personal (and sometimes not-so-personal) experience.
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?
We’re too grunge-ish for shoegazers, and too shoegaze-ish for grunge. I guess we’re somewhere in between. It’s lots of fun!
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
The question I feared the most. I’m a very undecided person, but I’ll say the first things that come to my mind.
Albums – Beach boys/Pet sounds, Smashing Pumpkins/Siamese dream, Sonic Youth/Evol.
Movies – Pulp Fiction, The NeverEnding Story, The exorcist.
Books – The Gita.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Performing live, definitely. While I love experimenting with arrangements and sounds during a recording session, nothing beats the feeling of spontaneity, the connection with an audience and the immediate passion. Even stage fright is something that kind of makes it exciting… think of it as a tattoo, if it doesn’t hurt, you won’t get the whole experience as it is.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
We have a very silly kind of humor. You have to travel with us if you want to understand it. Words don’t do it any justice. But it is basically because our drummer, Noel, always falls down or does something funny.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I always try to make every song different from the rest, so in that sense, a lot of them are unique for me. But If I have to choose, I’d say that “Descension” would be the one, because of its chords, melody, structure and overall sound.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
We’re currently recording a new EP, and in my opinion, it includes some of the best songs we’ve done. I can’t wait to start playing it live.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in music?
That you gotta love music for what it is. Over the years I’ve tried a lot of things and sometimes I lose my way. Goals and circumstances changed from time to time, but in the end, what really matters is that I still have the opportunity to create. Sometimes people will like it, sometimes they won’t, and when you start to ignore that and just make the things that you believe in, everything makes sense again. I started this project without expecting anything in return. I don’t owe anything to anybody and it gives me enough freedom to continue or stop at any moment if that’s what I desire. In my mind, I feel like I’m the most successful musician ever, because I’m already doing what I want, not what somebody expects from me.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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