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.
In a way, we guess that it was our common love for music and a little bit of luck that, initially, brought us together. Being completely unknown to each other, we answered to an add our soon-to-be bass player had put on social media, back in 2015, and the four of us have been playing our monolithic rocknroll, ever since. We’ve released 4 EP’s, “Radioactive”(2015), “Monolithic Gospel”(2017), “Post Apocalyptic Poetry”(2019) and “Suffocate”(2022) and we’ve played numerous gigs in every venue in Thessaloniki.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
“Suffocate” is our latest release. It’s a DIY production, written, played, recorded and mixed in our personal studio with the help of Dimitris Tsiftsopoulos and mastered by Nikodemos Triaridis. It consists of four tracks and ranges between post punk, grunge and noise rock. It’s the first time that fellow musicians, like Giorgos Tentis on guitar and Konstantinos Nikolos on lyrics and vocals, played with us and gave us the chance to expand our music horizons.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
From the raw power of Pussy Galore to the sound of Seattle, from the blend of noise and harmony of Sonic Youth to the fuzzy sound of Queens of the Stone Age, from the addictive bass lines of Peter Hook to the urban poetry of Velvet Underground, this is where you may find our main music-wise influences.
Even though, the anarchic humor of Monty Python sketches, the coolness of Jim Jarmusch movie characters, the lucid insanity of David Lynch’s films can be considered amongst our influences, nowadays, given the circumstances, it is harsh reality and people next door who form our main non-music-wise influence.
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 describe our sound as “monolithic rocknroll”. It consists of heavy use of fuzz, delay, reverb and noise elements, creating a deafening mixture of oscillating sonic mayhem.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
1. «Velvet Underground and Nico» by Velvet Underground and Nico
2. «Daydream Nation» by Sonic Youth
3. «Unknown Pleasures» by Joy Division
1. «Trainspotting» by Danny Boyle
2. «Reservoir Dogs» by Quentin Tarantino
3. «A Clockwork Orange» by Stanley Kubrick
1. «Animal Farm» by George Orwell
2. «Brave New World» by Aldous Huxley
3. «Sintarta» by Hermann Hesse
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Even though our latest EP “Suffocate” was fully and diy recorded at our own personal studio and this was quite an experience, we believe that we’re a live-performing band. The energy, the vibes and the feelings that we share with the audience are something beyond description. And the free booze, too.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
A couple of years ago, while travelling to play to a venue away from our hometown, we got lost. After a lot of missed calls, swearing and wandering, the guy in charge sent a chopper rider to find us and escort us back to the venue. The scenery was like a freaking “Sons of Anarchy” episode.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Our most unique track, so far, is “Chaos Lover”, because it was mentioned in Classic Rock Magazine’s issue, a couple of years ago, as a track (and a band) worth listening to. It was the first time we got such a recognition and we’re very proud of this!
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Our future plans include even more sonic experimentations with music genres and sounds and as many live appearances as we can. We’d love to be an active part of our music community, contributing in every way possible.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Would you ever consider using Γreek lyrics to your songs?
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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