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.
“It was a matter of life and death, to write songs about the way we felt. Sometimes, when you are in your late 20’s – mid 30’s and life starts to hit you with the rawness of the “real world” you feel so alone, you are about to break. We are just that, oppressed musical souls that never let go of their art, to endure the boss that fired them for no apparent reason, the friends who turned their back on them, the ships that sailed; the realization that whether you are the ship or the shore, it does not really make a difference on how depressing a separation can be. We made music, to survive; and as of now we decided to stop keeping it to ourselves.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
After a couple of worldwide-spectrum incidents, we have observed that many people, including ourselves, have been overwhelmed by the tendency of not wanting to get out and have a careless day/ night of fun anymore. We think about it all twice, we sometimes even feel disengaged from our socializing desires and if human relationships (of any kind) were feeling expendable and vain already since 2-3 years ago with the social media revolution, then today there are often times they feel hopeless and almost predetermined to magnify people’s – already due to the times – well-installed fear of unfulfillment. This is what our new single ‘I don’t want to go out with you, Veronica is about.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
The Smiths, Diiv, Radiohead, The Cure, The Sound, Joy Division, David Sylvian.
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?
Our music often feels like ‘The Smiths’ kissing passionately with ‘DIIV’ and/or ‘Slowdive’. It does have melancholy, it does have ambience and dreamy zone-out moment, but it also make you feel like you could dance.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
DIIV – Deceiver
The Sound – From the Lion’s Mouth
The Smiths – The Smiths
LOTR trilogy (Jackson)
The Graduate (Nichols)
Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Crime & Punishment (Dostoevsky)
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
We love both and they are intertwined in a way. We love the energy when we compose or jam, yet we love the energy of us and the audience combined. They both make us better musicians & human beings in a way!
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Lots of them, so we’ll choose one on the spot: The funniest thing was when our music first went public, it was with the music video for our track ‘Young Sad Lovers’ and everyone thought that the two beautiful acting models/ teenagers that are starring in this video, were actually the band! Joke was on them when they figured it was actually 3 old sad boys in their mid-30s instead 😛
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
You can probably guess the answer on this one. ‘All of them’. Which is partly true because each of them is our most honest testament at the time it was created, yet, we do have a track in the upcoming album which we thing is quite unique and unexpected. It does not have a title yet, so maybe you can guess which one we meant once the record is released this winter/ fall? 😛
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Absolutely! We are in the studio finishing the recordings of our 1st full album, which will be released – as we mentioned in the previous question – around this winter. Until then we will probably have prepared a couple more single releases!
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Why are musicians not a full time job with good salary and privileges?
Because if art was that easy and socially accepted and without immovable objects to surpass in order to create, both on the inside and the outside, then it would probably not be art – a both selfless & selfish paradoxical inner need of emotional expression to the world.
Photo Credits: Masha Romanova
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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