Sunday, May 24, 2015

Double Me Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Hey!
First of all I'd like to thank you for this interview!
We are a four piece band from Padova / Venice (Italy) active since the end of 2012, we play a mix of powerviolence and grind. In these years we recorded a Demo and two 7" splits, the first with LIFES from US and the second one with HAN SOLO from Milan.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
We play a kind of mixture between grind and powerviolence, but we use to put some sludge parts. At the end we can say that we like to alternate the fast parts to the slow ones.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Most of the lyrics talk about personal diseases due to the social "life". The difficulties to be part of a community that don't want you to think, needs you to be an automaton. The necessity to find a good and constructive relationship with the people that surround you.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Double Me'?
It's really simple to explain. It means that if you want to do something important for you and your beliefs, you have to twice the commitment reach your goals. When we started we put ourselves into this with a lot of energy and passion. The reasoning is symbolic.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Our performances are really short. We play 15 minutes shows. No time to finish a song that we already start the following one. It's a kind of one session. I think it can be defined powerful.
We had a lot of good memories with the band. The first time we played in Bologna or Milan, the shows with Coke Bust, ACxDC or Citizen Patrol, Go! Fest in Rome... Each one was great for different reasons. Meet old friends, the good response of the audience, the guy that come to you to tell you he enjoyed your songs. And obviously play in the same band with people you love to deal with.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We had to play in Austria few weeks ago but we had to cancel the shows due to some personal problems. We are trying solve them. Nothing carking but we prefer to be avoid them and start again with the right energy.
We have only a show set in Padova with Cloud Rat and some other proposal but we'll see what happens.

7.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Han Solo', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?
We played more that a year ago in Bologna with HAN SOLO. Some of us already met at some gigs around Italy but nothing more. When both bands finished their performances we started talking all night long about how cool would be to split a record. It was a consequence of a wonderful night.
What can we say about HAN SOLO? They are nice guys, good friends and a great band. We chose to be into the split with them for these reasons. I can't split anything with a band that I can't respect.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of thrashcore, power violence and grind?
It's strange. We have some good feedback in Italy but not so much. People here are more focused and trapped into 80's hardcore. This doesn't mean it's wrong but I think we can't stuck ourselves into the old memories. Music changes, we need a good refresh. On the other side we had some great feedback all over the world, due to the good labels that helped us. Some people wrote me to buy our record from a lot of countries in Europe, Australia, US and Latin America. maybe we are not the most loved band in the Earth but some people appreciate what we do hehehe

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We chose to have a full length as soon as possible. We are practicing some new songs. I hope we can start recording them all at the end of the year. We still don't know if it will be  7", 10" or 12". Right now we are part of two collections with some unreleased tracks.
The first is a compilation run by ZAS AUTOPRODUZIONI that collect most of the grind / powerviolence bands from all over Italy. The second one is a kind of 13 ways split with all the powerviolence Italian band (xKATEXMOSHx, ANF, REPULSIONE, HAN SOLO and many others cool bands).

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Really difficult question. About the bands that influenced our style we can talk about Magrudergrind, ACxDC, Despise You, Full of Hell, Weekend Nachos, Spazz, Infest, Municipal Wast and a many many others.
On the other side Double Me members listen to a lot of kinds of music. From PV to Punk Rock, from Rap to Noise. Everything that catch our attention for more than 5 seconds hehehe

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Reading, Films, sometimes other human beings hehehe

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We want to thank you for your support and for the time you spent for us. It means a lot to us. It's obvious to thanks all the labels and friends that helped us with the releases and the gigs. DIY culture it's still alive fortunately!
Really thanks!!!!!

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