Artist name
FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE!
Release name
ATLAS
Release date
Out now
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1. Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
We were all pretty young when we first came into contact with music. I remember
listening to oldschool hiphop when I was around 3 or 4 years old. There are still
some very old VHS tapes of me dancing it out like a G’.
We all realised that we wanted to play music when we were around 14 years old.
We started out with buying our very first guitars and drums, the cheapest you could
possibly imagine. Now, we’re playing in a band and travelling the world, sharing our
music with it.
2. What are your main ambitions in the industry?
Writing music that will be inspiring and never forgotten.
3. When did you start writing your own songs/music?
This started out as soon as we bought our first instruments. We didn’t just want
to cover songs. We wanted to create something that is truly ours. Something
that comes from deep within ourselves.
4. What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Playing SXSW in the United States. We’ve always dreamed about visiting the US
and were able to do so through our music. We also had the chance to play several shows
in New York City and see the that place for ourselves, not just the footage you see on the telly.
5. Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
The biggest influence of them all was the situation that we’ve left our home and moved to another
city to record our first album. We didn’t have any money and had to stay at places of people we’ve just met recently almost constantly. Sometimes we had to stay in the same room for weeks. It had the atmosphere of a den full of hungry and mad lions. We’ve been struggling but we have emerged from the ashes of our former selves just like the mythical phoenix. This has become a grand part of our debut albums musical interpretation. On this view you will hear “us”.
6. What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
In greek mythology, the titan Atlas held the celestial sphere on his shoulders. He endured the weight of the world to be placed upon him. We felt the same when we started recording our debut album.
We’ve left our hometown to seek new adventures and gather experience, which would determine who
we want to become in the next years to follow. Atlas describes this uncertain journey through hopes and fears. a young generation that needs to find their right place in an overcrowded robotic society.
7. Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
You should really check out “Pool”. We’ve been playing SXSW together, and
they just live around the corner from us. They’re a unit going through thick and thin together and we consider them to be really good friends.
Vierkanttretlager. We’re sharing our rehearsal room with these guys and have become very good friends in the last couple of years. They have some heavy hanseatic folktunes up their sleeves.
Findus. A really good German punk band. They’ve just recently released their new album which is
available for streaming on Spotify.
Audiolith Records. It’s not just a label. It’s our home and family. Great friendships have been woven and we’re spreading the love as well. They’ve helped us tour the world and bring our music to you. We’re very thankful for everything they’ve done for us. Especially Lars and Artur.
8. Any gigs coming up?
We’re playing Melt! Festival in Germany, Food for Your Senses in Luxembourg, Sazavafest in Czech Republic. We’ll be touring again when the festival season will be over and maybe we’re going back to the UK around November or December.
9. Where can we find/follow you online?
Official Homepage / www.faldmusic.com