Roeland van der Velde (Vocals).
Where are you from?
Groningen, The Netherlands.
Name of band:
Who else is in your band?
Jobbe Holtes – guitars, producing, backing vocals; David Bos – bass; Tim Lechner – drums; Mariët Gast - Synths.
How would you describe yourselves?
Emotive synthpop/indierock music, a product of the synergy between 80’s new wave/synthpop, rock/metal and contemporary electronic music.
Who are your main influences musically?
The Cure, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Muse, Placebo, IAMX.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope to proceed creating emotionally heartfelt music, while exploring our musical boundaries and challenging ourselves to stay fresh. We hope to record this music and release it for a loyal and expanding fan base, promoting it by playing live nationally and internationally.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Eurosonic 2014. One of the major European showcase festivals for upcoming bands. It was a hectic week in which we played six gigs within four days. The response was fantastic, and the energy it gave us was amazing!
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We don’t really have moments to forget. Of course, there are some shows that weren’t all that, or we made choices that we came to regret afterwards, but those experiences are valuable.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Nightwatch. It sounds slightly dark, has great energy and build up. Vocally, it displays the versatility in my voice, and it captures the emotion very well. Musically, everyone’s identity really surfaces in this song.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Our plans for 2014: playing gigs, hopefully in the UK, Germany and Belgium as well, and recording and releasing our debut album.