Thursday, 6 March 2014

Senopia Q&A

Band name:

Where are you from? 
London, England.

Who is in your band? 
There's Pia (vocals), Andrew (bass/synths/guitars/backing vocals), Rich (guitar) and David (drums). We have members from England, Austria and our singer's a Swedish-speaking Finn. 

How would you describe yourselves? 
We're a moody electro-rocking, glitch-loving, guitar-playing female-fronted band

Who are your main influences musically? 
Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Smashing Pumpkins, Massive Attack, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, and Nirvana are the foundations. There's also been a lot of Grimes, Purity Ring, Chvrches and Jon Hopkins played at Senopia Towers lately.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
World domination would be fun, but ultimately time consuming. But while we have no pretentions on breaking into charts globally or selling out arenas, this whole process of writing the best songs we can and getting them out to people on our own terms and seeing that other people actually like it too is a great, rewarding thing to do and we want to see how far we can take that. If that takes us to new, exciting places, so be it.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Recording and releasing our debut album, Modern Squalor. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears and we're delighted to see it completed. It was out on February 24th.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We've not had too many humiliations. The band have all managed to avoid any 'trousers falling down on stage' incidents. Though at our first ever gig, the power failed at the venue two hours before we were due on stage, so instead of a soundcheck, we had to spend the time diverting people to a new venue and figuring out how we weren't going to fall off the tiny stage provided during the show. Nerves shredded. The gig worked out pretty well in the end though.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Modern Squalor, the title track and first single from the album - I guess it's our mission statement, sonically. Combining rock and a bit of thrashing about on the drums, all set around synths and drum machines - and a good hooky chorus. It's not in our nature, or what interests us, to just stick to one genre.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?
You can keep up to date with us at and The album will be available at and the single is available there now.

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