Παρασκευή, 13 Ιουνίου 2014

Stoned Jesus Interview



Welcome to Full Throttle (Radio Show) blog and welcome to our (Greek) music world too guys. It's awesome to be able to learn more about you through this interview.I know that you've been on tour since April in many different countries. We've heard about the bad situation going on in your country. Is it better to be away?

Well, it’s obviously not ‘coz you feel for your friends and relatives, you care about them, so on tour we went online at least four times during the day just to check the situation. The latter is really ugly on the East, but the rest of the country seems to be fine and evolving, hopefully.

Before all this took place, how would you describe your country as musicians? Are there serious opportunities for a band of your genre?

Of course there are still loads of people who are into metalcore or even the ancient beast of a nu-metal, let alone pop-rcok. And the chances to get noticed rise higher when you play 3-minute-long songs, not 13-s like us! But the good thing is that nowadays there are no universal trends or fashions, hence any band could make it as long as it’s worthy. I guess we are, hah!

How do you promote your band and shows?

The usual way, facebook updates, funny tweets, playing the shows, selling the merchandise, nothing too special. Some bands get really mad seeing our 26k likes stats, they usually ask where we purchased that much, lol. Chill out dudes, sometimes recognition is earned, not bought.

What inspires you to do what you do?

Our musical activity is more of a shelter, a refuge, not an inspiration. Having regular jobs and tons of other boring commitments could drive you insane, but then you’re like “oh, we’ll be working on a new track tonight”, and everything becomes meaningful again. I’m playing in three bands right now, so triple that! And yeah, I wish I could quit the job to find more time to do what I like the most – music.

How does music affect you and the world around you?

Music IS the world for me, to the point of extreme. I play/listen to music 14-18 hours a day, I don’t really have other interests in life. And by saying “music” I don’t mean psychedelic rock or stoner doom exclusively, or rock music at all: any music, from Penderecki to Kendrick Lamar.


What advice would you give to fellow bands?

Listen to more different music. Be devoted. Work hard. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Spread the word. Respect your fans. In short – do what you love/love what you do.

How do you feel about your upcoming live gigs here in Greece and what do you expect from the Greeks?

This is gonna be our first time in Greece, so we’re really excited, can’t wait! We heard Greeks are insane, we know that Polish-Russian-Ukrainian crowds definitely are, so let’s compare!

Say your most stoned words at this last part of this interview as a conclusion! Have fun out there!

I guess the most fun we’ll have during the shows on our Ellada trip! See ya there, guys and gals! Love, Igor and StJ.



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