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 guess the defining factor was a mixture of boredom and newly acquired spare time, I used to work in a mining camp and didn’t have access to any equipment except for an acoustic guitar. After I quit I had enough time to get together with some people that inspired me to invest more time and equipment into music.
After doing some synthpop proyects I decided I wanted to do something harsher, unmelodic, without any clean vocals. A complete solo proyect without anything or anyone weighting down the creative process. I already had vocal experience in heavier music prior so I put myself on the mic creating a different tonality without trying to mimic anyone. As for the instrumentation, I had purchased and analog synth so I made the transition from DAWs/ midi controlers to authentic synth sounds, I guess I was trying to capture the classic 80’s sound I grew up listening as a child along with all all the setbacks and imperfections of truly analog sounds.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
We just released our 2nd EP ‘Shallow and Pretentious’ on Dark Sheep Records.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
My main influence would have to be the teenagers I tried to mimic when I was a child, I had no idea what was punk, goth , or heavy metal at the time; It was all rock n roll to me. No poses, clicks or aesthetics, just the tunes that came out on the cassette deck.
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?
I try to make percussions that aren’t really the norm for the darkwave/coldwave genre. I imagine I’m playing punk on guitar through my synths. I wouldn’t know how to persuade anyone else to listen to my music, it’s a very personal proyect, almost therapeutic that the only person I’m catering to is myself. If anybody is interested that’s cool , and if they don’t understand it or like that is also fine with me. I would consider my sound a synth influenced proyect made with a punk rock mentality, unrelentless and unapologetic.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Iron Maiden- Powerslave, Pink Floyd- The Wall, Deftones- Adrenaline
Dune, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Good The Bad And The Ugly
I should also add that videogames also influenced me musically, particularly the Sonic The Hedgehog, Doom, and Mega-Man series.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
There is nothing fun about studio performing for me. I try to take it as serious as possible, I have way more fun playing live, the imperfect human element always gives off the fear of making mistakes which for me creates a challenge. I know some people get shy around big crowds but that’s not an issue for me , we barely ever look at the public.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
There was this house show we played, one of my bandmates was high on coke and took the host’s girlfriend to the kitchen and I was on guard duty after downing half a bottle of Whiskey and I could barely stand . At the time it was scary because the last thing I wanted was a confrontation that could get result in physical violence towards us or worse our equipment.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I think Waiting Room has the best percussion I will ever create, It’s really all over the place and yet it sticks somehow. I wrote the lyrics in the reception area.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
We are playing Dark Sheep Fest Festival on July 26th & 28th.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
How come we can never understand your voice?
I understand it just fine, maybe you’re not listening properly…
Curated by: Konstantinos Kourkounakis
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