Band of the Day: Søndag

It’s Tuesday, so what better way to feature a band whose name means… erm… bugger.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Hi guys! We are from Piacenza – Italy!

How did you meet?

We’ve known each other since we were kids, at high school times to be exact.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We started this project together in the “distant” 2014, but me, Riccardo and Marco were already playing together in previous bands until 2008 ..

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Hahahahaha, don’t worry about it! The Scandinavian languages, more precisely the Danish, have always been a deep passion of mine (Marcello). The name means “Sunday”, the day of the week in which in 90% of cases the brain goes out and you let yourself go to complete apathy and distance from the real world. We really like the association between our music and this concept :)

What are your influences?

To name a few, I would go with: Nine inch nails, Bring me the horizon, Deftones.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

This is a question where you can often become presumptuous, so I hope I won’t sound like one 😊

Our sound, both in the instrumentation (strandberg 8 string guitars mixed with Fender bass VI) and in the arrangements, is a huge mix of everything we have always liked: grungy harmonies, groovy riffs, powerful refrains and very low tunings mixed with the particular voice of our singer.

This certainly doesn’t make us a “unique” band, but it sets us apart from everything that has been produced in recent times on the rock – metal scene.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Our songs often speak of ourselves, transposed into alternative narratives. They talk about how unfinished and hardly passable are the roads that destiny puts before us, and above all how failure is an integral part of being human.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Playing live, especially when we are on tour, is one of the most beautiful things in the world. The energy that is created between us when we play can be touched, and we like to think that it is also transmitted to those who attend our show.

Regarding how many shows we have played I honestly can’t answer the question with that much detail, for sure in the last 5 years we played around 90 shows (ish)

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

We are not exactly a band of those that give a show with explosions and flames of fire, so I can’t tell you which episode could really be defined as such. We focus more on creating a wall of sound that creates a bond with those who really listen to us.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Me and Marco are both using Kemper heads, usually with Marshall JCM800 modified profiles.  Also, as I was mentioning before, we use a Strandberg 8 string guitar and a Bass VI guitar.

Riccardo (bass player) uses Musicman and Hartke, while Riccardo (drums) plays with a Tama.

Our shows usually have also a couple of electronic tracks playing in background for some specific moments of the set.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

At the moment we have just released our brand new single called “Half”, give it a spin and tell us what do you like about it!

What are your plans for 2019?

We are currently writing new material, planning to release them as single track in the months to come. And also, as always, we are looking forward to play as much as we can worldwide!

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

Well, that’s a fantastic question! We would really love to be the opening act for a Deftones tour.. that would really be a dream come true. As for the opening band I honestly wouldn’t know since we consider every single underground band as our equal in this struggle to survive the music business.

We played with a lot of bands we’d like to meet again, to name a few: Monograss (SWE) and Finte (DE)

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