Q: Tell us how you guys went from childhood friends to musical collaborators.
K LSY: We grew up together and this led us to share the same interests, among these, we have always found ourselves compliant on our musical identity. We found ourselves playing together one after the other years later, after various changes in the line-up. At first we played covers by artists such as Arctic monkeys, Beatles, Black keys and White Stripes. We played at Tredo’s garage (drummer). We then turned to electronic vibes inspired by Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk.
Q: In your own words, how would you guys describe the music that you typically create?
K LSY: I think what most differentiates us from many of the artists who are coming out lately, is the mood of our songs. We do Dance, Electronic, but often this is a genre associated with Dark or very minimalist and dark melodies. We like to think that while people dance to our songs they also have expressions, whether they are happy, sad or angry, it doesn’t matter. The intent is to make people dance, but let’s not forget that music is still melody and text.
Q: Walk us through your writing and production process in making “Yesterday’s Laws.”
K LSY: Yesterday Laws was born in my Home Studio (Piero) in my bedroom. I had just gone to live alone, I was thrilled, but also scared; this is where the text comes from, under the symbolic phrase: “We got the power for do it again”. This song made me strong and composing it helped me distract myself from my perplexities. For the rest, at the time we had become obsessed with club music and there, the only law is to make you dance and free yourself from thoughts. It was perfect.
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one song or album to listen to, what would it be?
K LSY: The advantage of being in a group I think is the fact that we can cheat and bring an album each, and this is the logic according to which we can vary a lot even in song writing.
So here’s an album each:
Pejo- Beatles, Abbey Road
Falcio- Daft Punk, Random access memory
Tredo- Tame impala, Current
Clearly we want written on contract that this island is supplied with electricity, turntables and maybe a nice passive system.
Q: What is coming up next for you guys?
K LSY: We will probably release another single before the album comes out, “Juvenile Dementia” in September if we feel like it. If God wills we will do concerts during the summer, maybe we will reach England, we miss playing in the United Kingdom, people know how to have fun. All we can tell you for sure is that the album comes out in September, I would tell you: “Save the date!” but we still don’t know what it is, so for now “Save the month!”
Interviewed by Sarah Scott