Interviews: Claytoride


In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Alternative Rock band Claytoride, from Italy. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

The name “ClayToRide” has many different meanings for us. First of all, it reminds us the skateboarding world, in which Michele (the bass player) and I (Matteo, drums) met each other. After that, it reminds the Nietzsche’s theory of the shape of man that still to come, like something that is still changing and evolving into something better and stronger. The third one is obvious…

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

As every band, we started with a couple of punk songs. Each member likes different kind of music, not so far from the "alternative" scene, so we decided to let the music flow and see what’d happen then. We always tried to compose without a plan, that's our aim.  Day after day, we reached our own sound and we just don't know what will be the next one.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Yes we did. The only one that joined the band a little bit later was Stefano.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Ok, it's a difficult question to answer, because we just love many bands!
So, trying to work it out: Stefano's fav band now should be Placebo; Mike's fav are the Kings Of Leon; Matteo's fav are Refused.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Like a writer, everything's close to you and everything's far away from you. “Worth Leaving” was inspired by our decision to leave our hometown for a better life and to build a better future. It's something that came out slowly from the darkness of being, from the labyrinth of living and from the curiosity hidden behind the action of leaving.

6. Where was your last gig?

We played at the Fuel Club in Cardiff, for the Oxjam festival.

7. Where would you like to perform?

You know, everywhere and as much as we can. If we need to mention somewhere we really would like to play at, we can firmly say Glastonbury and Sziget festival. Also, a tour of a couple of weeks in California sounds good!

8. Who would you support?

Refused, At the drive in, Placebo, Marmozets.

9. Who not?

Every fake industrial pop “artist” of the modern music business.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Yes, we had. It's quite normal when you face the crowd for the first time, playing your music. But it’s important to remember that, first of all, you’re playing for yourself, so don't think too much about what’s surrounding you, otherwise you’ll driven to paranoid. Just feel the flow and try to play louder than ever, at each show. It's not easy but once you get the stage you would never leave it, it's a kind of addiction then.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Another hard question: The Doors, Refused, Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Blink 182, Tool, Bob Dylan.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Playing totally naked. We didn’t do it just because the place wasn’t exactly the right place to get naked. We’re still looking for a place to get naked and play. Best offer?

13. What do you think of your fans?

When they move and jump and get drunk and smash their faces on the ground while we’re playing, they're simply the best.

14. What do you think of our site?

We discovered super cool bands and great shit due to you! Very well done guys!

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