Friday, 3 May 2013

Geeq Q&A

Your name:
Nikolas Kolya.

Where are you from?
London, UK.

Name of band:

Who is in your band?
At the moment the band is myself Nikolas Kolya on vocals and guitar, drummer Steve Rooney and bass player Fabio Puglia.

How would you describe yourselves?
We're a rock/metal power-trio playing our own mix of the eclectic and intense, melodic and dark, with at times a slightly unusual approach to songs as we're all very well versed in playing many styles of music, which means we tend to deliver a twist of the unexpected wrapped with an aggressively, loving angle! We go from aggressive to quite sweet sounding, maybe all in the same song - it's boring to play regular, expected, usual music I think....

Who are your main influences musically?
Faith No More, Devin Townsend, Living Colour, Tomahawk, Porcupine Tree, NiN, Frank Zappa, we were describe at one of our last gigs as "the bastard love child of Fugazi meets the Beatles" but I don't agree, we're not as sweet sounding as the Beatles and not as loose as Fugazi - I think we're more the slut children of Mike Patton porking Frank Zappa while Devin Townsend watches!!!

What do you hope to achieve in music?
To play great gigs, to write great songs and to give a great audience a great show. Oh, and I hope to belt that midget Simon Cowell in the trap, now THAT would be a great musical achievement.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Playing with quite simply so many great musicians as I have done. And also mixing our Debut A Turquoise Clock with Cameron Craig (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bjork, Placebo) and realising that we knew all the same people! That was a nice moment - the music industry is a small world in London where the greats know the smaller fish and both learn from each other. Very humbling.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I don't want to forget any musical experiences actually, even when things go soooo wrong, they some how are also fun!!

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
The last song I've written! We're recording it in June for an EP, it's called "It's just fantasy", all about a relationship that I'm still in with a girl who lives in Holland with another guy, but she wants to be with me here in London and it's just complicated! It's a kind of fantasy situation, pure love, great times, lots of heart break, but it's kind of reality...but also fantasy! It's a long song - 7+ minutes, and has a hooky chorus - I'm very excited to record it. 
If I was to choose off of our current album, I'd say The Rope Of Death, our current single - it's dark and groovy, intense, sweet at times, also ferocious at times with twisted lyrics and it's so much fun to play live - this sums up the band in many ways. People can name their price and download it here:

Where can we listen to it?
We have our music listen to and to buy here as download:
And here if people want the CD:

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
We usually try to suck eggs, but recently we've only managed to snort them half way up our nostrils......! Steve our drummer is emigrating to New Zealand in June so we'll be having a sayonara gig for him first weekend of June we think, come and see us suck those eggs!!

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