Thursday, 21 June 2012

Objects - Interview

Having been blown away by "Wear A Different Head" by the band Objects, I wanted
to know more about them - Dawid kindly agreed to be interviewed ...... read on.

My previous post is Here

Who is in the band and how did you get together?

Hi Tony ! Thanks for the interest man, we appreciate it a lot !
Objects are:
Olek – vocals,guitars
Jarek – bass
Dawid – guitars
Luk – drums

Getting together was pretty typical band thing. Me and Olek have been friends for years and decided to play some music together. Olek was friends with Luk, so we got together and started jamming. It was really lazy, unprofessional hanging around in the rehearsal room. Then Luk left the country for like 2 years and we just stopped playing. He came back. We made our own rehearsal room and started the band for real. Then we met Jarek and thought he's an awesome bloke, he liked the music so he joined us. That's pretty much it. Nothing dramatic going on :) 

Are you in the band full time?

Not at all man. Actually right now we're having  some kind of break, beacause Luk is gone again haha. We try to figure something out with that. We all have our jobs and lots of other stuff. I personaly treat the band as something really personal, a thing which just happens when the circumstances are right and is something very different from all the other full time activities.

Is there a big hardcore scene in Poland or is it pretty underground?
I think it's not that big, underground for sure, but pretty strong. Everyone knows each other which is a good thing. As for our band I need to say that we're not particulary from the hardcore scene at all. No one knows us haha. We came out of nowhere and no one knows who we are. Some our friends do. Well, the music is not strictly hardcore or punk. It's the attitude and the approach which is more likely to be hardcore/punk thing. We are really and honestly a garage type of band with straight forward, spontaneous, careless approach to writing and playing music which is aggressive, raw, personal. If that's not punk than tell me what is haha;)

Do you have to put on your own gigs or are there plenty of places to play?

There are plenty of places to play and the number of venues is still growing and what's really good – they're becoming more than just regular bars etc. You can gig in some cool places.
Our plan is to gig in rather unusual places, not really prepared for live shows. Just to show how it's really made and how does it sound in our rehersal room.

What has the general reaction been to your release "Wear A Different Head"?

Suprisingly it is really great ! We knew from the start that some will really enjoy it and some will totaly diss it. We aim to spread the word more internaional (what is happening right you know :) ) It seems that people from the US and UK really enjoy it a lot ! We even had a featuring and a small interview with T-Mobile Music which is a pretty big and serious thing that I would never expect to like our stuff. 

The sound is fantastic - powerful and aggressive .... do you record almost live or approach the studio in a different way?

Thanks man !
We are amateurs man, honestly. Half of us is really musically retarded haha. The other half knows what's going on. The studio thing was a really cool story. We're friends with Maciek Wasio, a musician, songwriter, producer. He's an awesome dude who really helped us and to be honest – had major influence on the way we look at the band right. Well, me for sure. We were drinking in one of archways somewhere and he said he wanted to hear our set. He liked it from the start, even though said it was retarded and we cannnot play haha. After 20 minutes he knew just what to do to make it sound really badass...We went to Rolling Tapes Studio in Srebrna Góra. Amazing place, great people, loved it. We made the record in one day. Maciek made the gear set up which took like almost the whole day and then we played the set three times live. Shabang! Done. Then he mixed and mastered it at home. Generally he made a fuckin awesome job.
We really enjoyed it and totally agreed with the whole live recording concept. It was true for us, cause the music is made rather spontanious, on the spot and pretty careless. Thanks to that approach it stayed that way.
To sum up, it was : 1day, 9 songs, 20 minutes haha

Your album is free to download - do you find places like Bandcamp are able to get your music out to a much wider audience than just gigs and friends?

Album is totally free. You can also order a limited edition handmade CD from us, where you set the price. All of the money goes to animal help in our hometown (and fuck you all ignorant bastards who think it's marketing ! It's not, we try to help animals everyday from a long long time ! Not only this time. Sorry needed to say that ;) ) Bandcamp is great and yes, I do think it really helps. Like the whole internet. It's really easier than back in the days when we were teenagers. What helps even more are such awesome music blogs as this, honestly !

Are there any bands in Poland that other readers may not of heard of before that we should check out?

Definitely! You need to check out:

Moja Adrenalina
Woody Alien

Local great stuff to support:

Ass To Mouth
Guantanamo Party Program
We Are Idols
Dead Dingo
you should check out Maciek's Wasio (producer of 'wear a diff. Head') band Ocean and it's last album „Wojna Świń” (war of pigs) – awesome sounding rock shit !

You should easily find them on the web (facebook, youtube)

What does the future hold for you?

Hard to say. Some violent music that's for sure ;) We plan to get together as soon as possible and work on some new material to extend the set length to like 30 minutes and gig. Fingers crossed for that one!
Maybe a music video, cause some of us are working in film industry. We have some stupid ideas for that one :)

You've been interviewing Dawid from Objects.
Objects would like to thank you for your interest and support man !
We will keep you posted about any worth stuff goin on in the band!
All The Best Bro !


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