I'm Matteo, the drummer.
Where are you from?
We're from Vicenza, in the North-East of Italy.
Name of band: (if applicable)
Who else is in your band? (if applicable)
We're a three-piece band. The project also includes Stefano Sartori (vocals and guitar) and Michele Thiella (bass guitar and backing vocals).
How would you describe yourselves?
We're three close friends that need to play together to create a single voice to express what's going on in our life.
Who are your main influences musically?
All the three of us have different musical tastes but bands such as Refused, Kings of Leon, The Dead Weather, Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo and The Doors have radically influenced our sound.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
Probably, as according to all musicians, we hope to play our own music wherever it is possible. We love to play music, it's our biggest need: we adore playing gigs, having fun, getting in touch with the public, with fans and going crazy together!
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The last gigs during our last Italian tour were the best, for sure. We were so focused on them, well prepared, especially in Trieste and Napoli. There were good vibes, good locations, the right company, nothing went wrong and everybody had fun.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We should forget our first and last gig in a disco club, three years ago. It was so hot, it was the beginning of June, and, of course, we had too much to drink backstage...especially me. I was feeling sick for all the entire time that we played, and I remember that I stopped playing at the fourth song. I know that's a shame, but my face looked like a spaghetti plate with tomato sauce after three days under the sun...quite creepy but so funny! There were some pics of that day that describe precisely how it was.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
We prefer particularly "This Town" because it represents the union between rage against all the barriers that can stop freedom of thought, and hope for change. It's a scream full of power that ends with a smile.
Where can we listen to it? (direct link)
ClayToRide - "This Town" (Official Video) link:
Where can we find out more about your music? (Facebook, Twitter, official site, iTunes link, etc – all and as many as possible are welcome)
FB Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Twitter Official Page: https://twitter.com/claytoride
ClayToRide - "Lady Mania" (Official Video) link:
"Glass Vessels" full album streaming:
- BANDCAMP (https://claytoride.bandcamp.
- SOUNDCLOUD (https://soundcloud.com/
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Last thing to say to anyone who is reading this interesting interview is to never stop believing in your dreams, in the power of your music and the message you can give through it. Music is freedom, be your music and you will be free.