I have to say I am very excited to finally sit down with this band and get this interview. I have been listening to some of their music on Spotify and have to say its pretty damn good. I enjoy the vocal prowess of the singer and the band just cranks out some good tunes. So here is our interview with SKAGS and be sure to check out their Spotify below, some good gems there!
Here is the interview:
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
The main intention of the songs is to alter your perspective on the world. From “Zak” which talks on victims of law and violence, to “The Guillotine” which talks about the inevitable destruction of our planet. There’s plenty in the slick selection of tracks to sink your teeth into and learn something from. Our songs concern a multitude of subjects, mainly social and political, such as discrimination of any kind and the alienation we experience in modern societies. As the music progresses through each track in our record, we portray our take on a variety of social issues we deal with today. We really want to make a truthful connection with every listener, a sort of a non-typical “conversation”.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
We all share the love of music, however each one of us has his/her own personal taste. As a result, our music is influenced by diverse music genres, composers, and bands. It is worth mentioning though, Pink Floyd , Radiohead , Guns N Roses and Dream Theater which are the band’s most favorite artists and the ones that we grew up listening to.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
We admire and support people who fight injustice and discrimination despite the obstacles. For us these are the heroes.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
Spyretta: If I hadn’t gotten into it, I’d probably look for a different way to convey my feelings, most probably theatre.
Chris: Not into music? I think I would be a really boring person. Music is a way of life, so not being into it, is not living.
Sotiris: If I had not gotten into music maybe I would be a chef or a football player.
Christina: If I had not gotten into music, I would be an animal rights lawyer.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
First and most important: Practice! Learn your parts well, but also pay attention to what your bandmates play. Discuss every issue, share every thought and idea (musical or not). Be open to criticism but close your ears to anyone who says “you will never be as good as a pro musician/band”. Furthermore, be open to suggestions. A band is about team effort, so leave your selfishness and preconceptions outside the rehearsal room and get down to trying out everyone’s ideas.