Today, we sat down with the Haneke Twins to talk about their music inspiration, music they grew up listening to and much more! Be sure to check out their music below on Spotify!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
Mainly yes.. Surroundings from world poverty, immigration, anxiety, modern way of living.. As you can hear in our lyrics, we’re mostly concerned with the negative aspects. We think it’s more meaningful and important to bring these forward. Narration and prefiguration are the first two steps of the new world.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
Well, not very different from what we play. Post-punk, punk-rock and a bit of metal. Bauhaus, Stooges, The Cure, Nick Cave, Trypes (greek post-punkers), Nevermore, Arcturus, Rakintzis (greek metal pioneer). But back then, among our favourite artists you would also find acts from other genres such as Madrugada and Porcupine Tree.. First concert for Paschalis was Trypes and for Stefanos, Iron Maiden.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
In the music world? Massive Attack! Because of the subtle meanings in their tracks and their on- and off-stage performance.. Their music is beyond genres, almost impossible to categorise or describe. False flags for example is an excellent track.. Outside music, maybe we can mention (among many) Franz Kafka and Murray Bookchin. Heroes for us are people that move the world in the right direction by turning the steering wheel in large angles.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?
Actually, we work as scientists rather than musicians! So, I guess the question would be: “if you weren’t working at the largest particle accelerator in the world, what would you be doing today?” And the answer would certainly be: “Making music!” But we also feel that music was a sort of missing piece of our lives.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Start now! It is so releasing and refreshing to write your own music. Sort of unloading part of yourself in sonic frequencies.. Try to be as creative as possible and avoid trends! Just our 2 cents. Maybe this is what we’d say to ourselves 5-10 years ago..