EMQ’s with STONE SEA

EMQ’s with STONE SEA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Dublin, Ireland based Alternative Rock band, Stone Sea. Huge thanks to Bass player/ backing vocalist, Jonathan Parminter, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I’m Jonathan, I’m the bassist and backing vocalist in Stone Sea. The band was started by our vocalist/guitarist, Elvis, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015. After recording the first album, “Origins”, Elvis moved to Ireland, where he reformed Stone Sea with a new bassist and drummer. This incarnation of Stone Sea recorded the two EPs ‘Vaporizer’ and ‘Mankind Maze’. After these were recorded, the line-up changed again to see the inclusion of Connor (drummer) and I

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Stone Sea is comprised of two words that oppose each other completely. ‘Stone’ represents steadfast and constant elements in life, and ‘Sea’ represents life’s ever-changing and dynamic nature. The music reflects this idea, blending powerful, overdriven riffs with beautiful, lysergic melodies.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

We’re based in Dublin, Ireland. The heavy music scene in Ireland is surprisingly vibrant and diverse for such a small country. Every genre from black metal to stoner rock is covered with an abundance of bands enriching our music scene.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our most recent release is the EP “Mankind Maze”, It’s a 5 song EP that showcases a diverse variety of sounds covered by Stone Sea. We released it late last year.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Black Sabbath have definitely been a huge inspiration for us. In fact, I don’t think there’s a single rock band out there that isn’t inspired by Sabbath in some way! We’re also hugely influenced by the groovy riffage of Pantera!

What first got you into music?

When I was young, my dad bought me a ‘Best of’ Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers album. That was the first band I had a genuine interest in, and I was inspired to start learning guitar. I always had an interest in heavier music too, so when a friend introduced me to metal in high school, I was hooked right away!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I think a Stone Sea collaboration with Devin Townsend could result in some seriously strange but wonderful music! He’s been a part of such a variety of sounds over the years, I think another open-minded musician working with us would result in something incredible.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium has a consistently incredible line-up every year. I think we’d be happy playing GMM!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Someone came up to us after a gig and very kindly gave us lots of advice from songwriting tips to gear advice. It was a little strange, but he was just trying to help!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

If you want to listen to an EP that covers a broad range of sounds, check out our EP “Mankind Maze”!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I think there was a lot more Nirvana could have done before Kurt Kobain’s tragic death, so I would bring back Kurt Kobain. There isn’t a person on earth who wouldn’t want to see Nirvana today.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love when a gig is going really well, and we get great energy back from the audience. We put a lot of work into making sure our shows are perfect, so it’s really rewarding when they go well! One thing I personally hate about concerts in general is when people are on their phones, filming the whole show and watching on their screen. Put your phone away and enjoy the moment!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Bands just can’t rely on their streaming income alone. Back before streaming services existed, bands could survive from their CD and Vinyl sales, but nowadays with streaming being the number one way people consume their music, bands are forced to spend most of their lives on tour, selling merch and playing to people, travelling for months on end. So, if I could change anything, I would increase the amount of money per stream that artists receive.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of my personal favourite albums is “Fortress” by Alter Bridge. Mark Tremonti is one of my favourite guitarists and songwriters of all time, but “Fortress” is quite possibly my favourite piece of his work. The opening track, ‘Cry of Achilles’, is an absolute masterpiece, please check out that album!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I think my favourite way to listen to music is vinyl. It’s great to just put on a record and listen to it the whole way through on vinyl, it’s a whole other experience. However, I’m on the go a lot between gigs, and vinyl players aren’t the most portable! So, I definitely use streaming services as my main way of listening to music.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I’ve played a lot of great gigs with Stone Sea, but I think my favourite so far was the launch of “Mankind Maze”. So many people came to the gig and everything just went perfectly, we still say it was our favourite gig so far!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would love to give building guitars a go! If for some reason I could no longer play in bands, I’d definitely go for a luthier apprenticeship!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Steve Vai, Devin Townsend, Mark Tremonti, Ola Englund, and Dave Mustaine!

What’s next for the band?

We’re currently working on a new album which we’re gonna record as soon as it’s okay to go into the studio. I’m personally really excited, I love being in the studio!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re pretty active on our Facebook and Instagram pages! We’d really appreciate a follow!
www.facebook.com/stoneseamusic/
www.instagram.com/stoneseaband/
www.musicglue.com/stonesea/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Despite the fact they’re located in the biscuit aisle, they’re definitely cakes. If you leave them in the same tin as biscuits, the biscuits go hard, classic cake behaviours. Trust me on this one, I’m quite the Jaffa Cake connoisseur.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Please go check out “Mankind Maze”, and give us a follow on socials, we’d really appreciate it!

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EMQ’s with TORIZON

EMQ’s with TORIZON

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brisbane, Australia based Alternative Heavy Rock band Torizon. Huge thanks to vocalist Mish Sharma for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi, I am Mish, the lead singer and co-songwriter in Torizon.

Torizon was born at the start of 2019 as a passion project after taking a couple of years off music due to a vocal-cord injury. It started with friends getting together to write some music and record until we recruited permanent members. We released our debut EP “Singles Collection” in June last year which was produced by Robb Torres (Robbery Inc) and Ian Sefchick (Capitol Records) based in LA. Our single ‘Hey You’ and live cover of ‘Thoughtless’ has gained worldwide interest and international coverage! Robb is our mentor and producer; he has a big influence on our music direction and growth.

Our line-up was finalised at the end of 2019 where we introduced our 7 String-Master- Sarah, Damien on Bass and Aaron on Drums. With the addition of new members and additional skill sets, we were able to invest heavily into our own private professional level recording and rehearsal studios to ensure that our creativity is not stifled by time and money constraints. Damien is our resident Sound Engineer, Sarah is a videographer, photographer and graphic designer, Aaron has a very business focused brain which is extremely helpful, I look after all social media content, bookings and manage all our main platforms for effective communication, collaboration, creating and distributing music ideas, marketing materials etc. That’s basically us in a nutshell!

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Torizon is derived from the words ‘torsion’ and ‘event horizon’ in black holes. The coupling between spin and torsion generates a gravitational repulsion responsible for an event horizon and singularity. From a personal point of view, when life is difficult, it can feel like you are being sucked in a black hole, but it is important to remember that there is a horizon at the end of it all. We wanted the name to be unique and also reflect our values as a band without being too wordy or cliché.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Brisbane, Australia.

Australia has a solid repertoire of Metal/Rock acts on all different levels from up and coming to Arena Level and everything in between. Great examples are Tonight Alive, Parkway Drive, Cog, Karnivool, Caligula’s Horse etc. I think one of the main differences is that we are on a big island. Unlike musicians in Europe, the distance between venues can be massive with some shows being anywhere between 1 to 12 hours travel just in one state! It means we have to travel more, work harder to deliver a solid product and live shows to win over fans and survive in a very competitive industry, especially for original musicians .That being said, as an Australian musician we have a great support network within our own music community.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest single is ‘Find My Way Out’ which was recorded amidst Covid-19 lockdown in March, whilst our bass player was diagnosed with Coronavirus. Thankfully, he has fully recovered! The official music video will premiere on June 26th US and June 27th AUS. Robb Torress (Robbery Inc) also laid some guest guitars on this song – we are super proud as it showcases our new heavier and darker sound.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Evanescence, Devin Townsend & Flyleaf have been my biggest influences and a huge part of my teenage and adult life.

What first got you into music?

I’m trying very hard to not sound cliché, but Music was my therapy and survival mechanism during an abusive and tumultuous childhood. It was the only thing I could relate to amongst the chaos so I would use it as an escape. I developed a passion for music around 15 years old and started making songs out of poems I had written. I taught myself how to play basic guitar chords on an old second-hand guitar and here we are many years later!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Devin Townsend and Evanescence – I love their songwriting!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken, it’s the metal mecca and rite of passage for all Heavy Bands around the world.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Not really a gift, but one time a fan asked me to sign his butt after a show….I politely declined haha!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Our mission statement is to create a musical meeting place where people of all walks of life can connect, share their lives and be a part of a unified community. We’d also like the fans to know that we are an extremely DIY band. All our marketing, photography, rehearsal, videography, recording studio and sound engineering are in house. Although COVID-19 did put a big spanner in our 2020 plan, we have been utilising this newly acquired free time to write more music and continue working on our music theory education. Much like others, 75% of the band has lost their income for the foreseeable future due to the recent restrictions put in place, so if you can afford to please go to our store and support us www.torizon.bandcamp.com/. And if you can’t afford it, that’s ok you can support us for free by liking, sharing and following us on social media. But most importantly, please take care of yourselves and each other!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

David Bowie & Freddie Mercury – they are Rock stars to me!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the close connection you build with your band family and our collective creative expression for our fans. I love being challenged to learn new things and to create something positive out of a negative emotion or situation.

I am not the biggest fan of the business aspect of running a band, it can get daunting while holding a full-time job as well. If Music could pay my bills I’d have no issue handling the back end & business side of the project. But we are making it work till that happens 😊

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

That would be to pay the artists appropriately to honour the sheer amount of work that goes into creating music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“When The Pawn…” by Fiona Apple – she is angry, melancholic, self-deprecating, raw…all in one beautiful head bopping package.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Cassettes were fun when I was growing up and I haven’t delved into the vinyl world yet…CD’s are definitely my favourite because it’s a tangible piece of art and you don’t need a special device/player to enjoy it.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That would be the Jacaranda Festival 2019. We were escorted to our private tent to relax before the show. The road crew set up our equipment, stage monitor mix and front of house mix. I was given my own private tent for my vocal warm up, there were fireworks just before our set and the whole showground was PACKED! It was quite an incredible experience for an up & coming band.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

A Child Psychologist. As a survivor of extreme child abuse and sexual abuse, I’d love to help children navigate through their trauma, break the cycle of self-blame & destructive coping mechanisms to validate their voice, thoughts and opinions.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would love to be a fly on the wall at a dinner party with Heavy Devy, Conan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Tori Amos & Dave Mustaine. It would be amazing to talk to them about their passion, their process and learn from them.

What’s next for the band?

Our first international tour which was originally postponed due to CV19 is now being rescheduled and will be announced soon! There is a 20-show national tour also being organised as we speak. You can expect new singles from Torizon every 3/4 months…we are a big fan of the singles game.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.open.spotify.com/artist/3EGM3RBw3r0dVJHRSL5Udd
www.facebook.com/torizonband/
www.instagram.com/torizonmusic
www.torizon.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCas-4e1s0S9NodGLML8meWQ/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit, they are a delicious biscuit.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for having me!

Please follow us on Spotify and our Social Media platforms. Keep an eye out for the ‘Find My Way Out’ Music Video release!

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EMQ’s with ATLAS : EMPIRE

EMQ’s with ATLAS : EMPIRE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Glasgow, Scotland based Progressive/Alt Rock band Atlas : Empire. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist Steven Gillies for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi, my name’s Steven – I sing & play guitar in Atlas : Empire. The band formed in 2011 and has gone through a few evolutions/line-up changes since then. We’ve toured extensively throughout the UK, EU & Canada, played with loads of awesome bands and released three EP’s and one album thus far.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name originated from a song title in a previous band. To us, it signifies a lack of boundaries and the desire to keep exploring new territory, both sonically and geographically.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

The band is based in Glasgow, Scotland. Two of us are Scottish, both from opposite coasts, but met in Glasgow about 12 years ago, Rob, our bassist, is from Toronto, Canada. I met Rob in 2016 at a music festival in Toronto, he moved to Glasgow in 2017 and joined the band immediately.

The Rock/Metal scene in Glasgow has always been pretty strong. There’s still a dedicated Hardcore fanbase and a handful of Math/Progressive bands doing some cool things.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our most recent musical release was the re-issue of “The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet”, our debut full length. In the last few weeks, we’ve put out a couple of live videos from our set at Snov Summer Fest in Ukraine, filmed during our tour there last August. You can watch them on our Facebook or Instagram pages, or our label’s YouTube channel.

www.youtube.com/user/WormHoleDeathLabel

Who have been your greatest influences?

Everyone in the band comes from very different musical backgrounds – speaking personally, my biggest musical influences include Oceansize, At The Drive-In, Soundgarden, Thrice, Bjork & Circa Survive.

What first got you into music?

I was exposed to music from an early age, artists like The Police, The Clash, U2 & Michael Jackson were on constant rotation on my Mum’s stereo. At age 11, I heard Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nirvana & Soundgarden for the first time and I never looked back.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I’d love to collaborate with Bjork. She’s constantly evolved throughout her career and it’d be amazing to be involved in her creative process.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

That’s a tough one, there’s so many amazing festivals! Either Lollapalooza in the USA or Primavera Sound in Barcelona. They’re both massive and always have interesting & pretty diverse line-ups.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We got to plant a tree in the town square of Smila, Ukraine. That was an awesome experience! Not a weird one, but the coolest gift we’ve ever received has to be a trio of custom-made leather guitar straps. A friend of ours in Hamilton, Canada runs a custom amp company – New Way Amps – and in 2018 he surprised us at a show with them! Thanks Rodrigo!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Right now – wash your hands!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I’d have to pick Jeff Buckley. Although Chris Cornell is my favourite singer of all time, Jeff was taken too soon.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love playing live, more than anything. I hate when the gig/tour is over and I have to go back to my day job.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Trap just wouldn’t exist. That’d be excellent.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Relationship Of Command” by At The Drive-In. It fuses together so many different styles & moods, it’s a truly unique record.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I’ve got really into vinyl over the last few years. Although, downloads have totally changed the music industry and services like Spotify & Bandcamp are undoubtedly a great way to discover new artists.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

It’s a tie between our April 2019 Toronto show at The Bovine Sex Club and our headline set at Snov Summer Fest in Ukraine.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Feeling a massive emptiness in my life because I’m NOT a musician! I studied martial arts for over 10 years, so I’d probably be competing/teaching Karate.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’d get Sean Evans to host an episode of Hot Ones in my kitchen. Guests would be my girlfriend, Joe Rogan, Justin Timberlake & Eddie Murphy.

What’s next for the band?

We’re currently writing our 2nd album, which is going really well. We have 16 songs written at the moment and are working on lyrics & vocals just now. It’d be awesome to tour again before the end of 2020, but who knows when that’ll be possible.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter. We also have a website…
www.atlasempire.co.uk
www.facebook.com/atlasempire/
www.twitter.com/atlasempireUK
www.youtube.com/atlasempiremusic
www.instagram.com/atlas_empire

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

A snack that defies convention. Technically, it is a cake. It gets hard when it goes stale – biscuits soften, cakes harden.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for your interest and stay safe.

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EMQ’s with N.A.S.H

EMQ’s with N.A.S.H

Hi everyone! Welcome to our EMQ’s with American Alternative Rock Band N.a.s.H. Huge thanks to them for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Bryan Nash: I’m lead vocals and rhythm guitar for the band. History is a little long, but the best bits are we’ve been together for 30 plus years (without Dylan…..because the rest of us are brothers). Dylan has been with us for 5ish years. I started the band with my father on drums, Joe on bass, and my mother managing. After that Jim joined me and we played together with different bass players for a few years before Joe graduated college and re-joined. We got Dylan from a band he fronted in about 2014-15 and it’s been a party ever since. We’re the strongest we’ve ever been. We just love playing music together in front of people who love music.

How did you come up with your band name?

Bryan Nash: Oh man this is even shorter than the history! Our surname is the inspiration, but we wanted to do something to make it stand out. Putting the periods in between the letters let’s people speculate as to its meaning. It means nothing by the way!!!… Or does it?!

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Jim Bobbi Nash: We are from the United States and honestly, the scene in our state is definitely hurting. We live in an on-demand world and shows are harder and harder to put together. It’s also hard to find bands and venues that care about developing a musical scene.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video?

Dylan Johnson: Our latest release is our album “Incredible Villains”. We just put out our second single titled ‘D.i.t.c.h’.

Joe Nash: ‘D.i.t.c.h’ is probably the heaviest song we have written to date. It is kind of a fucked-up love story.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Bryan Nash: Metallica, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Alice In Chains, KISS

Dylan Johnson: Jimi Hendrix, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Brand New and Slipknot

Jim Bobbi Nash: Freddie Mercury, greatest influence of all time, on stage and off. And Vin Diesel because who wouldn’t want to live their life a quarter mile at a time.

Joe Nash: SlipKnot, Pantera, Metallica

What first got you into music?

Dylan Johnson: The moment I realized I was serious about it was when my guitar instructor taught me how to play Purple Haze and I could actually play it.

Jim Bobbi Nash: Hearing Metallica’s ‘One’ for the first time, and my father.

Joe Nash: If I had to pick a memory of actually feeling a song in my heart, it was when my father played “Daughter” by Pearl Jam. I’ve listened to plenty of music before that, but that’s what stuck in my head.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Bryan Nash: Pearl Jam

Dylan Johnson: Bayside

Jim Bobbi Nash: Slipknot

Joe Nash: Metallica

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Jim Bobbi Nash: I’m not really aware of major festivals, but Slipknot has ‘Knot Fest’ – that would be pretty kick ass.

Dylan Johnson: I would have loved to have played with Nirvana live at Reading. I got that DVD for Christmas in high school and played it so many times. Kurt really inspired me to not give a fuck when performing or, more importantly, writing songs.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Bryan Nash: Now that you bring it up, I don’t think we have ever received a gift from a fan! But we have definitely heard some stories of things that people have got, so maybe we should be grateful?!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Jim Bobbi Nash: Thank you. Without your devotion to something we believe so strongly about, we feel that music would die out into a digital world.

Joe Nash: Get off the couch and go support shows!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Bryan Nash: John Lennon

Dylan Johnson: Kurt Cobain

Jim Bobbi Nash: Freddie Mercury. And I would immediately break up with my current girlfriend for him!

What do you enjoy most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Jim Bobbi Nash: There is no hate. I love everything little thing, even lugging my equipment to the coldest of venues. My favourite thing is watching the faces in the crowd.

Dylan Johnson: There’s so much honestly. The achievement you feel as you get better, and the interaction with fans and people you may not have ever met otherwise is a pretty cool thing.

Joe Nash: Hands down the performance part. Also, when a song finally clicks during our writing process!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Jim Bobbi Nash: I would run it all!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Dylan Johnson: Probably “Appetite For Destruction”. That’s a hard question for sure cause there’s so many I could put here but Appetite is top to bottom such a badass record. Truly no weak songs. Not many bands can pull off an album like that, at a time like that, ESPECIALLY as their debut. Legendary.

Jim Bobbi Nash: “A Night At The Opera” by Queen and “Sheer Heart Attack” by Queen.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Jim Bobbi Nash: All, as long as they have good shit on them.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Jim Bobbi Nash: Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, but also CBGB’s when it was open in New York City.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Bryan Nash: I don’t know. It would definitely still be something related to music in some way.

Dylan Johnson: Grounds crew.

Jim Bobbi Nash: Being a struggling musician!

Joe Nash: Author.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Bryan Nash: Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Brent Smith, my wife and my brother Johnny.

Dylan Johnson: Corey Taylor, Anthony Raneri, my girlfriend, my dog and someone who knows how to cook!

Jim Bobbi Nash: Me, myself and I, and my girlfriend and my girlfriends plus 1.

Joe Nash: Corey Taylor, James Hetfield, Lajon Witherspoon, my wife and my son.

What’s next for the band?

Bryan Nash: We are heading in 2020 on a real high off playing a sold-out show at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. We want to keep that coming. We just want to continue to push “Incredible Villains” and play shows.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Jim Bobbi Nash: You can hit us up on:

www.facebook.com/nashvoice
www.instagram.com/theofficialnashband

And our website:
www.nashrocks.com

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jim Bobbi Nash: None of us know what the fuck they are!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Joe Nash- Buy “Incredible Villains” and thanks for listening to us talk about ourselves for this long.

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EMQ’s with DRAMALOVE

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EMQ’s with DRAMALOVE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brighton, UK based Alternative Rock band Dramalove! Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Diego and I play guitar and vocals. This band started out many years ago from an original idea of me and my twin brother Riccardo. We grew up between our older brothers and father musicians, so I’m guessing this was kind of a natural process. Originally we were called No Gravity, then in 2008 we found out another couple of bands had the same name so we decided to change it.

How did you come up with your band name?

We’ve been thinking about it for a whole long night, we came up with a hundred names and then we decided to go with this one that sounds pretty cool in our opinion, it’s also a contrast between two opposite forces, the good and the evil, the light and the dark.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Brighton, UK

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest release is the single ‘Lady Macbeth’, available on every digital store.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I think we’re safe to say Muse, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins and anything that’s rock’n’roll, with a sci-fi attitude towards life.

What first got you into music?

The music video of ‘Bliss’ from Muse!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Good question, I’d say Deftones, Foals or Biffy Clyro, very hardworking bands.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

That would be Glastonbury. I mean it’s a dream coming true for any musicians and we’ve seen our favourite bands playing there!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Many years ago a fan created a little doll with my perfect resemblances and that was a bit scary. And very cool at the same time!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Never give up on your dreams!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Michael Jackson. He was a true genius and his work still resonates in our actual music and life.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The best thing is probably going on tour. You get to meet new people and visit new places. Also the recording process is fun but if I was to choose I’d say touring, yeah. The worst thing is the 99 “no” you get before getting a “yes”!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I am still not 100% happy about the music streaming system. When Metallica complained at the beginning of the Napster era, no one gave a fuck and now here we are, you have to stream millions to see a few pennies. So yeah in order to answer your question I would probably need a time machine shipped through Amazon tomorrow.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Muse – “Origin of Symmetry!

Guns N’ Roses – “Use Your Illusion 1”

Placebo – “Without You I’m Nothing”

Metallica – “The Black Album”

Deftones – “Around The Fur”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Definitely CD’s! No trace of doubt.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

At an Italian rock festival called Colonia Sonora, we played in front of a massive sweaty crowd!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

In an optimistic scenario I think I might be teaching martial arts to kids. Or maybe I would be a very very bad person, stealing cars and doing all that sort of naughty stuff.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The Pope, Marilyn Manson, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Bono Vox & Donald Trump!

What’s next for the band?

We’re really looking forward to January 2020 when we’ll hit the recording studio with James Sanger in France, he’s the man behind the success of Keane and many many great tracks from Madonna, U2, Dido, Lene Marlin etc.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Mainly;

https://www.facebook.com/dramalove/

https://www.instagram.com/instadramalove/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuits

Jaffa cakes are soft and tender biscuits pretending to be cakes. We all strive to be the best version of ourselves so it’s fine.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

You’re welcome. Follow the light and never look back!

 

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Can’t Swim – House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ – 23/03/2019

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Can’t Swim
House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ
23/03/2019
Reviewed by Stephen Moss

This has been the first Headlining Tour for Can’t Swim. They ended the tour at home just a few miles from where it all began. They played at House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ and this was their last show in the States before they embarked on their very first overseas tour playing the UK and Europe.

The atmosphere at the venue was incredible! I spoke to kids who had driven from other US States just to see this show!

This show was also Can’t Swim’s album release party. They played their brand new album “This Too Won’t Pass” in its entirety. During the very last song they brought out hundreds of big red balloons and dumped them all over the crowd.

After all the tracks on the new album had been played, the crowd still wanted more and kept chanting “One More Song!!!” Then Can’t Swim returned and played not one but three more songs and finished the show with their biggest hit ‘Stranger’.

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I can’t stress enough how awesome this band is! All the members are so humble and down to earth. Before and after their set you could find them in the crowd interacting with their fans!

I asked Can’t Swim for a band photo and they one upped me. They had every band come out on stage and I had the privilege of taking a tour photo! Please check out the accompanying photos of the show. You will see that whether it’s the first song or the last Can’t Swim play with the same intense energy and excitement. They give everything they have for each show and fans have taken note. Selling out venues is becoming common place for Can’t Swim!

This was my fourth Can’t Swim gig and each time I find myself saying, “No, this time was my favourite show.” It’s always refreshing to see a show where the band is so genuine and really connects to their fans.

LINKS:
https://www.cantswimmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/cantswim/

https://www.instagram.com/cantswim_/
https://cantswimmusic.tumblr.com/

 

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All photographs reproduced with the kind permission of Stephen Moss.