What´s the name of your band? The MindWire
How was the band formed? i don't really remember, it was around 2008 maybe a bit earlier. We were youngsters when this thing started, we were listening lots of different types of music but mostly punk, grunge and psychedelic rock. Padelis ( Guitars ) And Sergio ( Drums ) are long time friends and they've been playing together since 2005 in different projects. The band was formed under the name '' MindWiresociety '' but around 2011 right before our first lp release we changed our name to '' The MindWire ''
Can you tell about your band? We are not part of this corrupted music industry, We only play music just to satisfy our own feelings and our passion for music. For This Reason you can't find anywhere our records and the previous releases. The only way is by asking the band in personal or other trustworthy people of our knowledge. We are free people and we choose to promote our music by our own with out any limitation. our style is a blend of our favourite music styles. Grunge / Down tempo / doom / Indie. we prefer to play in sweaty basements rather than big stages. we simple don't like all this rockstar attitude and we are trying to avoid as much is we can bands like that
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band?
All the band members are currently in Athens // Greece
P. Does the vocals and plays all the guitars
Pan. Does the backing vocals and plays the bass
S. Plays the drums
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Nothing just playing for satisfying our needs. Music is a nice method of propaganda to pass your ideals
Where was your first gig? it was an irish pub called '' Mike's Irish Bar ''
Where was the latest gig? K94 our lovely sweaty basement, Athens Greece
What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? The band thing with the band is the band.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We have record and released so far one demo ep called '' insecure Personality '' 2009 a 6 track ep called '' Independent source of happiness '' 2010 and a full length album called '' Our deepest fear comes at night ''
How old are you?/What got you started in music? P 24 . Pan 27 ( i think ) S. 24
How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? Around 15years old
What year was the band started? 2007 - 2008
Witch band is the best you´ve seen? Pearl Jam OAKKA Stadium Athens Greece 2005
Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? just a three day tour To Scotland
How big crowds do you usually play for? it depends
What are the plans for the rest of the year? After a long period of recording absence we started recording new material. We don't really know what is going to happen
Where do you usually play? Basements , Small DIY Venues, Squats , Backyards
What are your goals with your music? To pass our message to as many people as we can
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? our inspiration is mainly produced by our daily life. But of course we all have a favourite band which is called '' Alice In Chains ''
What are your sources of inspiration? mostly personal stories and experiences. it's a messy period you know bad things is happening to the whole world. this things can't remain untouched
What's the first step when making a new song? A Riff i suppose
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? YESYESYES. DOWNLOAD AS MUCH MUSIC AS YOU CAN. FUCK THE CORPORATE SHITTY BANDS. SUPPOR YOUR LOCAL UNDERGROUND SCENE.
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? everyone has jobs. i don't think it's necessary to mention them
What would you do if there was no music? my real time job.
Where do you rehearse? we rent a practice space
What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? Pearl jam or deftones
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? i think the passion for this scene. Athens underground scene is growing instantly. we have a few good diy places to play a show without renting the venue, the shows are mostly free and donation based . We all love what we do and we don't associate our music with money ,fame etc. so it's esier this way. Just to name a few good bands that you should interview and check.
One leg Mary
Three Way Plane
Sons Of Hogs
and many many more
Do you have any webpages?
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? The bands i mentioned above
Describe your show, visually and musically Sweaty // Stinky // Beer Can Throwing
How do you view the musicindurty of today? we don't belong and the so called music industry of today, it's all fucked up nowadays , the all want to look the same and be the really deal. in the country of corruption , zorbas and bankruptcy this can't happen. Learn how to play the guitar first and then talk. Actions Bring Results SUPPORT YOUR UNDERGROUND SCENE
What advice would you like to give other bands? Hahahhaaha fuck you. come with us. unless you are a nazi scum fuck. then go fuck yourself
What is best/worst with playing the clubs? come on, there is nothing good for a band playing in a club. We all know that in the end all the money is gonna end up to the venue manger and YOU WILL TAKE YOUR BALLS
Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? Come and meet us we are friendly and cool guys. And not come only to see us. come and support the whole show, see all the bands that they are playing and buy merch to support them
How would you describe your sound in one sentence sexy and rebellious
What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? it's funny story, back in the days when we used to play in bigger venues with entry fee. We were playing in the typical battle of the bands gig. Soo we wanted all of our friends to be in this show and have fun. so we gave them all of our tickets that we had as a band and it was supposed to be sold , So we can earn a good position in the line up. Of course the tickets was given to us just to sold them to our friends so all the money will go to the production label that was organising the gig. Nothing like that happened all of our friends had a ticket, we didn't had the money from the tickets that was sold out, but all of our friends were inside the venue. Hhahahaha, And when the crappy dude came by and ask us what the fuck is going on here, were is the money. give me back my tickets, i will sue you and stuff like that. Of course nothing like that happened. We were like 50 people against two.
Whats your Pre-show ritual? Beers / chatting with the people that is next to us
Do you have anything to add? Thank you very much for your time