This time, we get to know Shock Out Bandage, AKA Alex (Vocal, Guitars, Bass, Lyric, Distribution, Promotion), Vlad (Keyboard, MAstering and MIxing), Alik (Drums), Max (Guitars, Bass)
The track "Blades and Roses" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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1. Tell us a little about where you are from and what you are currently doing.
We reside in Russia, embracing a remarkable existence that eagerly embraces new experiences. Through our music and lyrics, our aim is to convey our perspectives and insights on the world, offering a glimpse into our unique journey and experiences.
2. What inspired you to start playing and making music?
We began our musical journey by listening to these great bands, and each of them had a profound impact on us.
Foo Fighters provided us with a masterclass in creating energetic and melodic rock music. Their charismatic performances and lyrics about life and the world inspired us in our own creative endeavors.
Nirvana was a source of raw emotion and deep lyrical content for us. It showed us how music can be expressive and evoke powerful emotions in listeners.
Pearl Jam introduced elements of alternative rock and melancholy into our music. Their music made us contemplate meaning and destiny.
Alice in Chains, with their deep and dark sounds, taught us to experiment with atmosphere and acoustic elements, making our music more diverse.
Finally, Sepultura brought heaviness and the aggression of metal into our music, allowing us to explore different genres and sonic landscapes.
All of these bands had a strong influence on us, inspiring us to embrace diversity and expressiveness in our own music.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
One of our biggest influences is Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters. His musical talent, songwriting prowess, and dynamic stage presence have had a significant impact on our musical journey. Dave Grohl's dedication to creating energetic and heartfelt rock music has inspired us to push our creative boundaries and strive for excellence in our own musical endeavors.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
Our goals in the music industry are to create and share our music with a wide audience, connect with our listeners on a deep emotional level, and leave a lasting impact with our art.
5. Tell us about your creative process when you make new music.
Our creative process for making new music involves brainstorming over coffee, discussing interests and recent experiences, drawing inspiration from travel, people, and events, and collaborating closely to develop lyrics, melodies, and musical arrangements. We value feedback and make revisions as needed to create a polished final product that reflects our collective vision.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Our all-time favorite song is "Something in the Way" by Nirvana. We are deeply drawn to it because of its simplicity and its ability to touch the heart.
7. What is the best advice you have either given or received in terms of music?
The best advice we've either given or received in terms of music is to "Do what you love and do it from the heart, don't imitate." By staying true to our unique artistic vision, we can create music that is meaningful and authentic, ultimately connecting with listeners on a deeper level.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Our proudest accomplishment is that everything we create, we do it wholeheartedly and for people who share our passions and experiences. This sense of dedication to our music and our audience, and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals through our art, is a source of immense pride for us. It reinforces our commitment to creating music that resonates with both ourselves and those who appreciate our work.
9. Just for fun! What's been your most embarrassing moment so far?
One of our most embarrassing moments was when we needed to record vocals, but the power went out for the entire day. It was quite frustrating and embarrassing, as we had to reschedule our recording session, and it was all due to an unexpected power outage. These unexpected hiccups in the creative process can be quite embarrassing but are also part of the journey in the world of music.
𝟭0. Tell us about your lowest and highest points in music so far.
Our lowest point was facing creative blockages because of the sanctions on Russia, and our highest point was when our music reached the top playlists on Yandex, a significant achievement for us. These experiences have shaped our musical journey.
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