Interview with Electron
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Answer: I think we always had an inclination to music growing up, which became a passion as years went by. It’s quite hard to determine what exactly got us into music as everything has led us here, from the first time our parents played a band we really loved, to the first time we picked up our first instrument, etc.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Answer: we all have different kinds of hobbies, actually. Jason likes to watch football and travel, Nuno enjoys formula one and Joanna loves to cook, bake, watch psychological and horror movies, and read. This inspires creativity for her as it brings a bit of calm, and in regards to movies and books, it’s great to reflect on the different subjects these address.
How long has your band been around and where are you based and how did that influence your music?
Answer: we’ve been around for a little over a year, but we’ve known each other for 5 years now, back from when we were students. We all come from the North of Portugal, and even though that doesn’t influence our music that much, it influences us to work twice as harder.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Answer: we needed a name that could describe the rebellion and the ferocity of this band… Something bold. Electrons are particles known for their energy and when they collide, they resist and bounce away from each other.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, and what is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Answer: our first ever festival show - Vila Festival 2022. It was very memorable for us not only because it was the first big festival we played in, first international and in our own country. We also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the amazing Martongelli (Ellefson, Arthemis).
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Answer: there are so many great bands that it’s so hard to choose. But if we had to pick a few, we’d say Metallica, Slipknot, Rammstein, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Rammstein, Alter Bridge, and the list goes on, and on, and on…
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?
Answer: our advice to the starting band would be to be patient, work hard and study all the industry strategies you can. To our younger selves, we would say as well to be patient (you really need it in this industry I guess ahah), practice more and go to even more shows when you can!
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Answer: we would just tell ourselves to keep fighting, keep working hard towards our goal. Don’t let anything get you down and unfocused from what you really want!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Answer: they’re all very personal, about intimate experiences and about different stages and emotions we’ve experienced in life. I don’t think we can really choose one in specific because they all have a significant meaning to us.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Answer: We don’t have a favourite one - every song means so much to us and we enjoy cranking them loud and play to our fans. However, our most requested are definitely “Wake Up!”, “Sick and Wrong”, “March Of Death” and “Throw Me Away”.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Answer: we usually meet to write music together. Of course when inspiration strikes we write our own stuff and then we combine everything we have and write together. We get inspired in our life experiences mainly, but also about movies, books and even world news and issues.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Answer: we want everyone to enjoy our music in their own ways, we want it to be meaningful to all our fans. We hope it helps them, motivates them, we hope it does whatever they need at the moment of listening to it basically!
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Answer: we never had any major disagreements. We are different people so of course we’ll have different opinions. In that case we just listen to each other and express our thoughts, why we disagree with one another and try to get to each other somewhere in-between.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Answer: we have a future full of great and powerful music. We have of course our next single “Sick and Wrong” coming out on the 3rd February, and much much more is being planned as we speak… we don’t intend to ever stop spreading our message through our music so you’ll see a lot more of us 🤘