DozenQ – Vanity

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Vanity is an Italian based band including members from Switzerland, Palestine and Italy. Their first full lenght Occult You is an album inspired by European culture and a challenging combination of Doom, Black Metal, Indie, New Wave and Gothic with fascinating vocals and shades of electronic.

01 How did you get started in music?

F: I think we are very different person with a different education in life as in music.We came from different places and we have different ages, but I can affirm with no doubt that thanks to the rock music and it’s sub genres that we started making music. Making music will always be essential self expression for us all, that could ever be absent from ourselves.

02 Where did your direction come from?

F: Not speaking about category and genres of rock music, I think the fundamental direction for our music is a heavy, slow, psychedelic, and obscure sound.

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03 Who were your major influences and inspirations and who do you despise?

F: We are influenced by our years and years of listening to different music, so it’s not possible to say what are the predominant influences. But if we talk about the influences that make us able to write down the songs of our first album Occult You, I’m not afraid to mention Type O Negative, and Kate Bush. There is so much good music to listen to out there at the moment, that we have no time to despise any other bands or artists.

04 What inspires you to make your current type of songs and sound?

F: For this album I think the sound was influenced by a very dark period we all passed through, not only musically but also personally. The songs instead are influenced from a never published novel of N (the singer) “Occult you” which became the album title.

05 What can someone who has never seen you live before expect from your live shows then & possibly even now?

F: In our live act we try to recreate the sound of the album but with the emotionality of a live concert .We try to be as loud as possible not loosing the deep atmosphere of our sound.

06 How do you begin your songs? What types of themes and subjects do you deal with?

F: During the whole creative process of “Occult You” we had all the lyrics almost done. So we started writing the songs trying to translate in music what the lyrics were expressing.

07 How did your music evolved since you first began playing?

F: We are a pretty young band at their first album, so it’s difficult to say that our music evolved during the process of writing Occult You. We can better say that our music will evolve in the next pubblication we are going to release, or better this is what we expect to do.

08 What has been your biggest challenge? Were you been able to overcome this? If so, how?

F: The biggest challenge for us as a band was to keep believing in our music when nobody outside there did. We did overcome that, after publishing our record with our label Church Independent, having a lot of good reviews of the album in Italy and also all around Europe.

09 Do you play covers? If you could pick any song, which would you like to cover most and why?

F: Yes.We usually play live Red Water, a song of Type O Negative. We also made an acoustic version of this song with piano voice and guitar, in the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the death of Peter Steel. You can find the live video on our youtube channel.

10 Where did you envisage being in five years time?

F: Keep on playing our music and be satisfied with that.

11 Who would you most like to record with?

F: Right now with Chelsea Wolf, we all really appreciate her as both a singer and an artist.

12 What should we be expecting from you in the near future?

F: We are working on a couple of new video for two songs from our debut album “Occult You” cause we need to express our music also with a visual interpretation.So we like to make videos for our songs. We are also working on planning our european tour for the next autumn.

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Tour Dates 2013:

09/06/2013   MI AMI Rock Festival, Milano, Italy

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Originally posted 2013-06-05 16:06:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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