Lonely Little Kitsch Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Alt Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock

Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Both of us have been involved in music for a long time, in different ways. Nolan has been a musician most of his life, including a solo project, and music released with his bands The Weather Wild and The Minimum Wage. For myself (Kristen), I’ve done music marketing and promo for a long time as a career, and now run the music site we own together called From The Strait, as well as the related music PR agency, FTS PR. I’ve written songs since I was young, but it wasn’t until Nolan really gave me the push I needed that anything I helped create saw the light. Now we’re making music together as Lonely Little Kitsch, and we’ve also just soft launched a new indie record label called Swear Word Records.

Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Music was important to me from a very young age. When I was little, my older sister would make me mixed tapes with the songs she was listening to – that really helped form my love of music, and my tastes. Road trips up north with my family also had a hand in it, as the music my parents listened to became some of my favourites as well. Beyond that, a lot of 90s music shaped the way I still listen – those were really my formative years, and I still listen to a lot of the same bands often.

Nagamag:
What is the band’s songwriting process?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
It often happens when we’re not trying to create a new song. Sometimes we’ll be trying to finish writing an old song, or we may just be hanging around our house, when Nolan noodles around on the guitar and comes up with a riff that catches our attention. He’ll usually keep playing it while I sing a melody over it and find something that works. From there, Nolan will finesse the rhythm and lead guitar riffs and come up with a solid bassline, while I iron out the vocal melodies and lyrics. Essentially, he’s the instruments and and I’m the vocals, with input from each other on both. Sometimes it’s a little too easy to write together! Not a bad problem to have.

Nagamag:
What’s next for Lonely Little Kitsch?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
We have a lot more songs on the go! Our next single is a fun one, look for it in early 2023. The one after that will likely go in a bit of a different direction, genre-wise. While all of our songs can be considered “rock”, we tend to dive into a few different subgenres.
We’ll also be putting together a live band, and maybe playing some shows at some point. Possibly some acoustic duo shows in the meantime. And then… world domination? I’d really like to be sponsored by a burger chain. It’s good to have dreams.

Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon

Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Lonely Little Kitsch:
The Kills DNA

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Lonely Little Kitsch’s Website: fromthestrait.com/lonely-little-kitsch-epk/

Jem Bosatta Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Jem Bosatta:
Folk, acoustic, singer-songwriter


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Jem Bosatta:
I grew up between two homes, the fields of south England and the mountains of north Italy. From the very beginning my music was tied to places: I've always been strongly influenced by folk music. I started writing music five years ago, but I wrote poetry for many years before that and that's still at the very heart of what I do: I want every single lyric to earn its place. Right now I'm about to release


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Jem Bosatta:
My first love is still my main love and it's playing unamplified, alone, a couple of yards away from the listener, in a silent room or on a still night by a campfire. Other music is intense in other ways, but when I get to create that particular kind of intensity, that's when I know I'm doing the right thing for myself and anyone listening.


Nagamag:
What's the new record about?

Jem Bosatta:
"Loss and Love" is a collection of six stories that all opened my eyes to something new about what it means to be a man. I was really invested in the topic when I was preparing the record, because I had the feeling that men talked a lot about mankind but we didn't really have a complex, subtle language to talk about masculinity apart from "toxic". So in these songs I wanted to recount a wide spectrum of my experience of this mysterious condition, from beautiful to dark to ordinary things.


Nagamag:
Is the record available in physical format?

Jem Bosatta:
Yes, but not like you know it. I didn't want to create waste, so together with the graphic designer Gabriel Jeanjean I've developed a really special EP product. I call it "music for your fingers": it's a lyric book that was created as a tactile, aesthetic, musical, analogue-digital journey. You can buy on my Bandcamp page - jembosatta.bandcamp.com. And if you want the CD too, I can include one in the delivery for free... but most people don't actually listen to CDs so I thought I'd make it optional.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Jem Bosatta:
Self "Noname"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Jem Bosatta:
Sam Amidon "Time Has Made a Change"

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Suzanne’s Band Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Suzanne's Band:
Country, Blues, Pop


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Suzanne's Band:
Suzanne has always been involved in music in some way, shape or form such as choirs, ensembles and solo singing performances. In 2016, upon the urging of a friend, she started playing guitar and it opened the door to songwriting and public performances in a band setting. In 2017, she was moved to start her own music business Suzanne's Band with the focus of writing, producing and performing songs having a vintage sound along with heartfelt understandable lyrics; something sadly lacking in today's music environment. Listeners both young and old have been drawn in to the messages and the positive vibes. In just a few short years, she has grown an impressive fan base, a thriving You Tube channel, produced two Christmas singles, an EP, two albums and been nominated into the Grammy (Recording Academy) organization which is no small feat these days. She uses one band for recording and another band for public performances. She enjoys playing classic rock, pop and country along with her originals in her home state of Texas in the United States.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Suzanne's Band:
I remember as a toddler how much I loved to play records and sing along. Being a dancer too, my body loves to move with music.
When I retired, I wanted to do something every day that I wouldn't ever get tired of. Music was the one thing I knew was in my soul
and that I needed to bring out into the community.


Nagamag:
Do you do anything musically outside of your business?

Suzanne's Band:
Yes, I'm involved in two different groups. I play guitar or piano every Sunday with my church band. Every Monday, I'm part of an over 50 in age and also number of people that go out to all the assisted living and over 50 in age communities in our area and perform a one hour variety music show. This brings music to those who never get to go out and hear their favorite songs any more. These folks don't have radios any more or other electronics to hear music familiar to them.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Suzanne's Band:
Styx "Don't Let It End"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Suzanne's Band:
Brandi Carlisle "The Joke"

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Minorarc Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Minorarc:
Minorarc is by no means strictly "Progressive Metal". The project had its origins (under a different name "Mystral Tide") as darkwave with strong classical piano influences. These orchestral and cinematic flavours co-exist with a mixture of Prog, Djent and experimental electronica.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Minorarc:
Since the early 2000s I have been an active multi-instrumentalist and community-founder for underground and experimental music. A classically trained violinist, my modern musical journey began in Tokyo. The first project “Mystral Tide” performed at numerous industrial and darkwave events, including as a guest artist for Japan’s “Seij minus aC” at Leipzig’s Wave-Gotik-Treffen in 2002. Returning to Australia in 2003, I helped establish a decade-long series of concerts (Enzyme), including events for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, all to showcase and expose dozens of independent Australian experimental musicians.

Over two decades, I've periodically recorded and performed as “Minorarc”. The music shifted from synth-heavy dark electronica, into a new world of progressive metal and post-rock. An expression of despair and regret, crafted through piano-driven melodies, non-traditional song structures, and a wide variety of stringed instruments.

Now in 2022, Minorarc has released its second full-length album, “Untold”. A largely instrumental work summoning elements of modern metal and djent to portray emotive unease, offset through the reverberant and powerful effects of classical piano, the warmth of cinematic synth pads, and delicate touches of acoustic mandolin and guitar. “Untold” is accompanied by the release of “Blind Remixes”, featuring a variety of fellow Australian independent artists, and “Overburden”, a sonic side-dish and reflective continuation of “Untold’s” themes.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Minorarc:
My first connection to a love of music came from my first purchases (and rentals) of music albums on CD and Cassette, in my early teens. There was a whole world of music to explore, and without preconceptions I was able to simply find albums that struck a chord with me personally. Artists that made my love of music grow, including Fields of the Nephilim, Pink Floyd, Ministry, Alice In Chains, Nocturnus, Solitude Aeternus, Bathory and more.


Nagamag:
What was the concept behind your release, "Untold"?

Minorarc:
Originally I'd wanted the album to be completely instrumental, and tell a story and convey emotions purely through the "feel" of the sounds. Along the way though, during the two years of recording that took place, a very limited selection of the tracks began to just sit better, with some vocals. "Victim of That Before" features vocals by a Melbourne artist and friend, Trayce of Neverembers. Her poetry sets the scene for the album, with a seaside vision and references to drowning and loss.
The album was designed to feel quite claustrophobic, yet also shed occasional moments of light and positivity. Ultimately though, my hope was to convey a story about an innocent soul's final moments, as they drown (either literally, or metaphorically), and suffer strange visions and recollections as the dark waters slowly close. Hope, in hopelessness.


Nagamag:
There is rumor of a companion release for "Untold", can you tell us more about that?

Minorarc:
During the months immediately after "Untold" was completed, we kept recording works in the same vein, and of a similar theme. They now form a release titled "Overburden" which will come out in March/April 2022. Stylistically, they have greater contrast between ambient sections and metal components. Heavier, yet also lighter. We like to think of it as a "side dish" to accompany "Untold".


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Minorarc:
Bliss "Quiet Letter"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Minorarc:
Sithu Aye "A Future With No Colour"

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MUDIE Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

MUDIE:
Grew up listening to glam rock and punk, but also really into hip hop and electronic music. Trying to write the best possible song, with the coolest melody, without copying anyone, while using orginal sound signature and still feel punk. Hard shit.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

MUDIE:
Been playing in bands and writing music since 1999. Played more than 2000, released almost 40 albums, been around the world alot and still enjoy it.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

MUDIE:
I think Bon Jovi were the first people that i've seen and think '' damn, they're so cool, I wanna do this! ". I used to sing Bon Jovi songs in the mirror all the time and trying to look cool with sleeveless shirt, fake tattoos and sunglasses at a VERY young age, like 5 or 6. Feels pretty good to actually to this for a living, in a VERY smallest scale.


Nagamag:
What d'you do beside music for a living.

MUDIE:
I do art in general. I draw, I paint, I design stuff for other people. Write songs for other people, produce albums and beats. Write poems and articles. I like to create things. It's very cool for me to have numerous projects and go through them as time passes and realize I just did a bunch of shit that people can either love, hate or don't care about. I also organize a big punk festival in Montreal called Pouzza Fest. It's gonna be the 10th edition when we can do festivals again.


Nagamag:
What would have been your dream job besides making art ?

MUDIE:
Professional athlete. I was a pretty good hockey player and kind of got a shot at it, but looking back, i would have loved to be a baseball player. I like the slow pace of baseball. The camaraderie. The fact that you play outside, the beautiful stadiums and uniforms. Definately would have loved every second of it.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

MUDIE:
Omnikrom "Meilleur Gars"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

MUDIE:
Lost Love "Hell"

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MUDIE's Website

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Periklis Biskinis Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Periklis Biskinis:
Συνθέτω σε ένα πεδίο Rock-Jazz-Latin με προτίμηση στον ελληνικό στίχο όπου θεωρώ ότι συντονίζομαι συναισθηματικά και νοητικά.

(I compose in a Rock-Jazz-Latin field with a preference for Greek lyrics where I find myself emotionally and mentally attuned.)


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Periklis Biskinis:
Είμαι ένας συνθέτης και καθηγητής μουσικής, συγκεκριμένα φωνητικής και σύγχρονου πιανου και έχω ασχοληθεί με πολλά είδη μουσικής. Ύστερα απο τις κλασσικές μου σπουδές, δίπλωμα κλασσικού πιάνου, κλασσικού τραγουδιού και ανωτέρων θεωρητικών ασχολήθηκα με την Jazz, Jazz ενορχήστρωση πνευστών και εγχόρδων όπως και με την ηχοληψία και την μουσική Τεχνολογία. Διδάσκω 20 χρόνια σύγχρονο τραγούδι και σύγχρονο πιάνο με σκοπό οι μαθητές μου να βίωνουν την ελευθερία έκφρασης της ψυχής τους με γέφυρα την μουσική και τον ήχο. Κάνω παραγωγές σε τραγουδιστές και συνθέτες και συνθέτω, ηχογραφώ και είμαι παραγωγός της δικής μου μουσικής δισκογραφίας. Έχω παίξει σε πάρα πολλές σκήνες στην Αθήνα και σε όλη την Ελλάδα όπως στον Σταυρό του Νότου , Faust, Zoo κτλ Έχω δημιουργήσει με επιτυχία δύο μεγάλες ορχήστρες οι οποίες είναι η Πλαστελίνη και οι Μαντρας.

(I am a composer and music teacher, specifically into vocal and modern piano and I have been involved in many types of music. After my classical studies, diploma in classical piano, classical singing, and advanced theories, I dealt with Jazz, Jazz orchestration of winds and strings as well as sound recording and music technology. I have been teaching contemporary songs and contemporary piano for 20 years in order for my students to experience the freedom of expression of their soul with music and sound as a bridge. I do productions for singers and composers and I do recordings and I am a producer of my own music discography. I have played on many stages in Athens and all over Greece such as Stavros to Notou, Faust, Zoo, etc. I have successfully created two great orchestras which are Plastelini and Mantras.)


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Periklis Biskinis:
Θυμάμαι όταν πήγα να μάθω πίανο στο ωδείο στην ηλικία των 5 ετών. Από τότε η σχέση μου με τον ήχο και τα μουσικά οργάνα ξεκίνησε. Ερωτεύομαι τον πειραματισμό με νέα μουσικά οργάνα και το επιδιώκω να μελετάω καινούργια όργανα μουσικής.

(I remember when I went to learn piano at the conservatory at the age of five. Since then my relationship with sound and musical instruments began. I fall in love with experimenting with new musical instruments and I seek to study them deeper.)


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Periklis Biskinis:
Mick Harvey "Out of time man"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Periklis Biskinis:
Soul Jazz Orchestra "Mista President"

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