EMQ’s with INADREAM
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Bochum, Germany based Post-Punk band INADREAM! Huge thanks to guitarist Thorsten Wüllner 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 Thorsten. I play guitar in a post-punk band called “INADREAM”. INADREAM was founded by Frank (voc), Dennis (bass) and me in 2016. By then we didn´t have a drummer, so we had to rehearse with a drum computer. In the beginning of 2017 Achim, who played together with Frank in his first band 20 years ago, joined the band. It was just in time because the first concerts were already booked. So we played quiet a few local concerts including club gigs and festivals. In 2018 and early 2019 we visited the “Megaphone Studios” where we recorded our debut album “No Songs For Lovers”.
How did you come up with your band name?
We wanted to find a name that unites all the different styles and genres that influenced us. Even if it sounds kind of romantic, everything can happen in a dream. You can have sweet dreams or nightmares. So are our songs. A straight rocker can be followed by a Ska-Track. You never know, what comes next, but it always sounds like INADREAM.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Germany. The Rock/Metal scene here is still alive. On the one hand you don’t get much airplay on radio or TV, but you also have festivals like Wacken with around 80.000 visitors every year.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
We will release our first Album “No Songs For Lovers” on November 15th 2019 via Echozone. Prior to that, two singles/videos ‘Red Light’ and ‘No Song For Lovers; will be released.
Who have been your greatest influences?
The biggest influences for the band are Pixies, Chameleons, Joy Division and a lot of German punk bands from the 80’s as well as many different hard rock bands like Buckcherry, Backyard Babies or Gluecifer.
What first got you into music?
That was our bassist Dennis. He is my cousin and a little bit older than me and he always gave me some cassettes where he recorded the latest rock and punk songs when we were kids. Well that was in the early eighties.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I think that would be the Pixies or the German punk band Fliehende Stürme.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I am not a festival guy. I prefer club gigs –loud, hot and sweaty.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I think the weirdest thing is, that I never received a gift from a fan. Maybe the other three got gifts and didn´t tell me.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Support new music! If you have never heard about a band before, it does not mean it´s bad. Get out of your comfort zone and go to concerts and listen to new records
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
I have to say Lemmy.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The best thing is playing live. It´s pure adrenaline! But I also like being creative. Four people in a rehearsal room, writing songs and creating something from nothing! That´s pretty cool. What really sucks, is the business stuff.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I would love to see, that music is recognised as something special again and not just as consumable, that is endlessly available.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Guns N’ Roses – “Appetite For Destruction”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I grew up with Cassettes but now I prefer Downloads or CD´s. But if you ask the others in the band, the answer would definitely be Vinyl.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
We played a gig as support for Fliehende Stürme in June this year. Big stage, great sound and a great audience!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
We all still have regular jobs. So I think, we would be doing, what we do, but with less joy and fun.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
I would invite my three band members and two really good cooks.
What’s next for the band?
Right now we are focused on the album release. We will be playing some concerts to promote it and start recording the video for the single ‘No Song For Lovers’. We are also writing new songs that we hope to record in 2020. So we are pretty busy right now.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Right now we use Facebook and YouTube.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
What are Jaffa Cakes?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
You´re welcome. It was a pleasure.
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