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.
B- You know, it’s not A thing, it’s a call of nature, as we listen a music album. When that feeling knocks your door you start a constant music hunt and you build up your personality as a musician and as a person too.
K-I started making my own music when I was young. I always had a specific interaction with music, my first instrument was a guitar but later I started experiment myself with more instruments trying to compose music parts. After a lot of hours listening artists who inspired me to develop myself continuously, now on I can create my own synthesis, aiming to produce individual sounds and show my personal songwriting approach.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Actually that’s our first release! Ambush is a story of a man who suffered by the fear of being useful in modern society. Every song has a different story but everyone is a part of the story. We released it on October, 2018 and our sound consists of pop rock, dream pop, psych pop influences. As for the technical part of the album, it has been recorded live at PiGi Studios, Athens recorded, semi-produced and mixed by Gustav Penka and mastered by Iraklis Vlachakis.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
MUSIC WISE David King, Matt Cameron, Mark Guiliana, Elvin jones, Tony Williams, Chris Dave, Justin Brown, John Coltrane, Tyshawn Sorey, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Aphex Twin, Clyde Stubbefield,(B)
NON-MUSIC-WISE David Lynch, Frank Kafka, Kornilios Kastoriadis, Ilias Petropoulos, Ntinos Christianopoulos, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Bacon, Jason Pollock(B)
Albert Camus(K), Frank Darabont(K)
Both 80s/90s Uk and US shoegaze, indie rock bands are a main influence of our music. But to be completely honest, there are modern bands too that have influenced both our sound and our way of dealing with our music reality. Uknown mortal orchestra, Slowdive, DIIV, The Stone Roses, Radiohead are only some of the artists that have played a role while our band’s sound was born. Non-music-wise speaking, I think that cinema or other forms of art also influence the band, but art shouldn’t be the only thing that affects the way of thinking of our members. Society, society rules-society culture and everyday life takes a big leading role. Our lyrics and the soundscape we create for them are based in our experiences and the hypothesis of how people in general or us ourselves could/should deal in psychological situations, that aren’t or shouldn’t be strange in modern society.(Y)
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 are full of chorus guitar with intense playing in combination with pop vocals. Stable nasty rock basslines which are the most groovy-solid element of the album. As for the drumming interplaying with the guitar and the lyrics with not so typical steady-rock grooves. In General, we are not looking for the perfect solid rock play we actually really want to pass the vibe of this record, and to capture the moment.(B)
Something interesting about our tracks is the rhythm approach which is deviate from classic pop culture. The pop songwriting supported by those rhythm parts create a unique movement. (K)
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Music: King Krule – The OOZ(Y) The complete sessions: Africa/Brass – John Coltrane(B) Radiohead-Kid A,
Books: The Castle – Franz Kafka(Y), Camus-The stranger(K), The Bible(B)
Movies: The Clockwork orange(K), An Elephant Sitting Still(Y), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest(B)
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
We think that performing live is something really special and unique. So we choose live.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
It was December on our recording sessions and we are eating without spoons on recording studio, when a KNIFE appears the video guy took it for himself.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Cloud is the most unique song of our album imo. It is the most positive story inside the whole concept of the album, but at the same time, it has the most dark and weird sounds and ambient drumming (especially when it’s perfomed live) and I personally love this combination.(Y)
Cloud. Is a loop track actually who is getting bigger as it goes, and that’s how our fears getting stronger-and that happened imperceptibly. (B)
The most unique track I would point out is ‘’As one’’. The moment I made the music of this track it is a moment I still remember. I can’t explain why but that’s the fact. The lyrics are special. (K)
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
New album is coming , a new member also!
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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