In case you are caught in a lockdown and you ought to be on tour along with your band, what do you do? The Prussians, an indie 5 piece from Majorca determined to write down and launch a brand new single.
Obtainable on Spotify, you possibly can comply with the band there and hearken to their new monitor “Quarantine”, which I first heard final week and may’t get out of my head now! The Prussians are Dominic Massó (lead vocalist and guitar), Tino Lucena Bautista (drums), Fernando (Ferchu) Vallejos (keyboard, pad and percussions), Pau Enric Serra (bass guitar and backup vocals), and Juan David Ayora (guitar and backup vocals). Childhood buddies Dominc and Tino based The Prussians with one other bass guitarist and guitarist. The band grew to incorporate Ferchu after which because the band advanced Pau and Juanda joined after a few of the different members of the crew left. They carry out their very own music fairly than covers of different bands, after months of rehearsals and selling their music on MySpace they lastly did their first gig which was very profitable and so they have been taking part in collectively ever since.
The band acquired collectively for the primary time final week for a rehearsal and to reply some questions on themselves and the pressures on them.
How do you describe your music?
“We began up as Indie-Rock, after which developed our personal authentic sound and texture on the songs in order that they’d be extra recognisable. Today we have now a extra digital sound, however with a fab bit in it!” What are your influences? “Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Tora, Crooked Colors, Chet Faker, and Versace”
What have been your plans earlier than we went into lockdown?
“We have been in the midst of our “Mantra” tour, helped out by GPS (Girando por Salas). We had already performed in Madrid, Toledo and Cádiz, and have been attributable to play at another cities round Spain and on the Sonorama Ribera Pageant; aside from engaged on new singles just like the talked about “Mantra” which additionally gave the title to our tour”.
How has it been throughout the lockdown? Did you handle to maintain taking part in collectively?
How did you try this?
“It was positively a giant slap on the face for all of us to should cease our tour and return dwelling; we even needed to go away our devices behind due to the state of alarm and we solely simply acquired them again a few days in the past. Despite the fact that we haven’t been capable of apply or meet to play, we have now been performing some earn a living from home, on our computer systems, attempting to be inventive and work collectively on extra singles, which appear now will flip into a brand new album”.
How did lockdown have an effect on your creativity?
“It’s been such an attention-grabbing time to be at dwelling, speak to one another by way of social media and earn a living from home. We haven’t stopped and it’s precisely what we needed. We really feel we’re in one in every of our most inventive phases within the historical past of the band, and our expectations are very excessive from working collectively, the expertise has made our workforce nearer, we have now labored as if we have been a household and we hope we have now created some hits!”
What have you ever learnt throughout the lockdown?
“We’ve positively (some greater than others) learnt lots: on how one can earn a living from home with the tools we have now and our computer systems and attempt to produce our songs independently; so it has been a giant strategy of studying how to deal with know-how and nonetheless have a superb sound.”
What was good about lockdown for you personally?
“Disastrous conditions are all the time inspiring, so we had a whole lot of concepts and we wrote lots. And what was dangerous about it? “Suspending our 2020 tour round Spain, we love taking part in stay in order that was unhappy.”
How do you see the stay music scene and the quick future for musicians?
“It’s not solely difficult however delicate. It’s all about uncertainty now, we’ve been interested by plans, when and how one can end our tour. We guess, all musicians have the identical worries however the one factor we’re certain about now could be that nothing is for certain. So we have now to have numerous endurance, let’s see what occurs within the subsequent months and in the meantime preserve working to get some new songs out”.
What are your plans for the long run?
“We’ve signed with an editorial/discographic firm, which is able to assist us to achieve extra individuals with our music, and perhaps get some extra gigs. We’re additionally planning on releasing a pair extra singles by way of the summer season and can lastly launch a brand new album on the finish of the 12 months. We wish to say a giant thanks to everybody who listens to our music, thanks!”
You possibly can comply with the band on Spotify, search The Prussians, or www.fb.com/Theprussians