Band of the Day: Freedivers

Time for you to check out an act you may not have heard of before. Coming from the city of La Rambla and La Sagrada Família are Freedivers…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from Barcelona, Spain.

How did you meet?

I was looking for someone who was interested in working with me on a project, some riffs and lyrics. I met Sergi, and then Xavi who is his brother joined us.

How long have you been playing as a band?

The band is a relatively new project. We started in October 2019.

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

For many years I practiced free diving, it is something exciting, with a touch of mystery and romance. When I thought of a name for the band, I had no doubts. Freedivers.

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What are your influences?

The sound of the band is influenced by the Seattle music scene of the 90s, bands like Nirvana, Pearl jam, Soundgarden etc, but each of us has their own influences and that shows too. in our compositions.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Our music is a mixture of many things, the band is influenced by the sound of the Seattle music scene of the 90s, but all our songs are composed by Sergi and me, and each of us has our own influences, and that remains implicit in each composition, are things that are there, and somehow perpetuate.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

“Under Arrest” is our last single. I personally have a special love for this topic. Has it ever made me cry I think it reflects very well the complexity of a special situation.

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

We have really had very few opportunities to play live. Our project is very new, and we have had the situation of the global pandemic, which ended the vast majority of our plans.

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

Well, almost all the shows we have been able to play have been quiet, we have tried to connect with people, and many times we have succeeded.

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

Almost all of our equipment is Fender, Srgi has a custom Fender guitar team, and I use a Fender Jazzmaster. for effects we have some classic pedals like Boss DS-1, Big Muff, Small Clone by Electro-Harmonix and others.

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

Our plans are to keep writing, keep recording. We are working on a 6 song EP, and we want to do some acoustics.

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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!

We would love to support Foo Fighters, it is a band that we follow and for which we have great admiration. A band to open? Well, in Barcelona we have a lot of great bands that would be fun to play with. It is difficult to choose.

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