It was 2003 when me (Stratos), John and our previous drummer “dio” met at the Athens airport, returning from 3 different destinations (New York, Jamaica & Johannesburg) and while drinking coffee and discussing about music & surrealism in the 20th century, we decided to form a band with this name!
What song of yours is the one you like the most?
Maybe “Fall in Love with Fire” ’cause it’s the first song we ever recorded with Geo on drums and it’s always fun to play.
How do you write your music?
Usually songs come from Stratos’ riffs or John’s bass-line but more often music comes from jamming & improvisation…so we even have songs that started from the rhythm of the drums.
What influences do you have?
Too many to name and from different kinds of music.. From punk rock to jazz and from dub to post-rock
What´s the best experience you have had with your project?
Hmm I believe the anniversary gig for our 10 years as a band in 2014 at Zero (an underground club in Athens we loved to play and doesn’t exist anymore)
What plans do you have this year?
Having gigs as often as possible and releasing our next album in 2016, hopefully only on vinyl and bandcamp. We are not interested in cds anymore! We’re almost done with the mixes and we are working on ideas for the front cover. The single with “A Waltz of Unity & Love” and “New Destination” is already out on 7 inch vinyl from B-Otherside Records.
Mention something you don´t like about your project
Living in Greece and making music here.
Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.
We sacrifice our money all the time…
What band, music project or solist from your city do you like? Why?
The Screaming Fly! They are a great band, a power-trio like us, playing since 1992 with the same energy and passion. Not only they are good friends, but we also love and admire their music. https://soundcloud.com/screaming-fly
If your project was a word, what would it be?
What´s your full name? Where were you when you answered the interview?
Efstratios. (haha) I was at my place, in front of a laptop, drinking coffee.