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.

Jaime and I (Espe) met in Barcelona in 2016 thanks to an advertisement where they were looking for bassist. In the references they mentioned the Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus and mythical post punk groups. That united us, the same musical tastes. In the same way Carlos arrived when we started a new Project in Madrid. I guess, like everyone else, we start on that basis of great mythical dark bands, which you discover when you are younger and then start diving in the subgenres of coldwave, darkwave, etc.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

Hardship is the name of our first album. Talk about different difficulties due to human beings. It consists of 10 themes, some started in 2017 and others were very recent. It was recorded at Estudio Brazil in Madrid and published by Cold Transmission Music. Its production was delayed 4 months because we were very demanding with the final analog sound we wanted to achieve.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

I think that within our musical influences the 3 of us would name Holygram, Boy Harsher, Trentemoller, She Past Away, Molchat Doma … as for non-musical references, we like creepy hidden stories, dark literature … art in all its forms with sarcastic tone and black humor. We also delve into philosophical issues such as the search for identity, self-knowledge, etc.

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 believe that we are halfway between post punk bands that include shoegaze guitar lines and bands that rely more on electronics exclusively. In the end we do something intermediate and consider that we stand out for that. We also fear many lines of synths, more than normal, and that also highlights us. As well as the analog sound of the disc.

I would describe as dark, bastard and 80 analog sound.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

Espe: Interpol – Turn On The Britght Lights by Interpol , Siddharta by Hermann Hermann Hesse and The Office (american version)

Jaime: Wilson.

Charles: A boat to escape, porn and a notebook and pencil

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

Both have good things, in the studio you can go crazy on your own and feel the music more intimately but lively you try to infect people and in the same way people infect you.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Our name, but our label recommends us not to reveal it haha.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

Maybe I can’t figure out. It has an alo of sadness that differs quite a bit from the rest. That feeling invades you when you hear it.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

We do not know how it will go in the coming months because we have just released Hardship, but we hope to play a lot and we are working on new songs, so we recommend that you stay tuned to social networks.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

Would you listen to DILK if you were in another group?

Espe and Jaime: Fuck yeah.

Charles: Not mainstream enough

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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