Interview: HOT SUNDAY BLOOD
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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
We all developed our passion from our childhood, some of us have parents who are musicians too. Then the age of trials and errors arrived and we began thinking if we would be able to reproduce what we were listening on the radio.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Some of us are nature lovers and are into mountain hiking. Seeing the mystical beauty and loneliness of high peaks can be a true inspiration!
How long has your band been around?
The band has been active since 2013 but the actual line up started in 2018. We suffered some ups and downs and changes but now we are pretty happy with our situation.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are from Turin, northern Italy. Turin used to have a very active underground scene and this put us in contact with many talented artists. This of course played a heavy role in our musical formation.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
It’s a mood. On Sunday you should relax yourself but your inner troubles hold you back and you keep having bad thoughts. Having “hot blood” is the literal translation of an Italian expression which means feeling angry, out of place and in a general bad mood.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
We had great times in Slovenia and Croatia, great shows and friendly people! Being on the road playing your music is something that for sure helps creating great moments.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
To have the needed patience and not aim for immediate results. Being honest and understand that we are all on the same boat, so always nice and polite at shows with all the crew which is there doing their job.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
To not underestimate the importance of putting together not only a concert but a great-looking show overall.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
It depends on the period, as this can greatly vary. Right now we feel very close to our last recordings of Kein Licht because it reminds us all the struggles of the recent period.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Some classic such as Souleater from the second album but we keep playing also Someone Left Behind and Blood Party from the first one, and this is cool because it means that people remember and like those.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Music comes first, then lyrics are added after. There is not an absolute correct path to follow when composing but this is what works for us. The inspiration comes from the various colors and moods we live in throughout the day. It’s always something introspective and extremely personal.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
We are all aware that this is a band and not our personal playground or solo project. With this assumption it is very uncommon to have difficulties about reaching an agreement in short times!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
In those particular hard times we think it’s very difficult to make any prediction. We are in the process of composing new stuff but we are uncertain about what’s going to happen.