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Interviews: Screams On Sunday


In this new occassion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Alternative Rock band Screams On Sunday from the Spain. Check out the interview and follow the band on their  FACEBOOK PAGE

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

Patty: Well, we were thinking about names one day through WhatsApp ('cos we live kinda far away from each other, so a lot of times we chat on WhatsApp or Skype... you get the idea) when my two little sisters started yelling at each other on a Sunday morning. And then I proposed kinda joking: "Hey, what about Screams On Sunday?" It was truly a joke, but... now you ask us about the name and this is the true story behind it hahahah. Guess we gotta thank my sisters?

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Well, it's not like we tell ourselves: "Hey, let's only do Alternative Rock". Nope, it doesn't work that way for us. We all have different influences, but of course, most of them are rock bands, so it's only natural for us to write music with a mood and genre that relates to our influences. But, as mentioned, it's not as if we're trying hard to stick to a genre, we just try hard to look for our own distinctive sound, doesn't matter what genre that is.

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

Alber (bass) and I (Patty, vocals) knew each other from a previous band. In fact, that band dissolved and that's why we wanted to try again with new people. We then first met Pepe  (drums)through an online website (like a dating one, but for musicians hahahaha, he was our drum crush ❤️) and then he introduced us to Dani (guitar), who he had known for quite some time.

4. What is each band member’s favorite band?

We love a lot of bands, but if we had to choose today: for Dani it'd be Blink-182, for Alber A Day To Remember, Pepe chooses Artist VS Poet and I stick with Don Broco.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

We are inspired by how we feel, by moments in life. We love improvising, so most ideas come from jamming or improvising at home, and then we work on those together to develop them further. When it comes to lyrics, I like selecting topics that I think match the mood of the song we're writing: it could be something political, it could be a story of someone, it could be about a feeling... We try not to limit ourselves.

6. Where was your last gig?

It was a small festival called Sea Sons in Galicia, the north of Spain. Everytime we go to Galicia people treat us so kindly, we love it.

7. Where would you like to perform?

We'd definitely love to get ourselves into some big festivals like Download, Reading or Glastonbury, to name some. We are super active on stage, we don't stop, so playing for a huge audience on a huge place would be our dream in order to satisfy our energetic needs hahaha (also, because when playing in small venues we don't have enough space to move and we always end up playing IN the crowd hahahhaha).

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

We'd love to perform with our favourite bands and all of our influences, of course! That'd be incredible *-*

9. Whom not?

Screams On Sunday, they're just a bunch of idiots.

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

Dani: in the first shows I felt really nervous, but over the years I've gained experience, which helped me feel way better on stage. It also depends on the focus you have at the time.

Patty: I've never suffered from stage fright. I mean, I get soooooo excited when I'm about to go on stage, that the only thing I feel is nerves building up inside, but the kind of nerves that make you wanna go and do something soo sooo bad! However, to be honest, I've had two rough years when it comes to my voice: I'd have no voice in the middle of the shows. I'll tell you the story, because sometimes we feel that we're the only ones going through problems and this may help someone out. So one day we were about to play a show, and I got sick. However, I tried to sing at all costs, but my voice wouldn't let me sing properly. After that it was hell. After that show, I'd have no voice in all the shows to come. It's not that I was aphonic, I could talk and sing properly, until there were moments that my voice would crack for no reason. Imagine this happening everytime. Even when rehearsing. I was so scared to mess things up while performing. My mind would be thinking all the time: don't mess up the note to come. That, for 45 minutes to an hour everytime we were performing, for every single note I had to sing. Funny thing is, there was nothing wrong with my voice. I went to the ENT Specialist, she checked me, and she said everything was perfect. I went to the allergologist and they told me I had this problem called Intrinsic Rhinitis, and that that was chronic and I had to learn to deal with it. So after that I blamed it on that, but I kept having the same problems. Just two weeks ago, I was taking a vocal lesson with a vocal coach and I told her the problem I had, that I was so worried about it, I even started to cry because I felt so useless. And she then told me: you're not giving yourself enough credit. You can handle so much more but just because this thing happened to you once, you're so scared of getting your voice hurt that you're the one causing it panicking all the time about it. Can you believe that one day later, when I decided to make those words true and give myself more credit, I was singing all the songs I couldn't sing for months because my voice had been cracking down? Dude, that feeling. I'm so happy right now, and I gotta thank my vocal coach for those words. I was actually soooooo scared of messing things up, that I was unconsciously telling myself I was weak. What I'm trying to say is this: give yourself more credit, and don't be afraid to mess things up, because your mind has more power than you imagine. Sorry for the long story hahaha

Alber: it's impossible not to be afraid, but you just gotta get out, enjoy and then it's all done.

Pepe: I've never suffered from stage fright, but if I could give some piece of advice to someone, that'd be to feel you get better by every moment that passes, get the feeling that you're gonna get better and that you're gonna work towards that and try to forget about all the negative points you find in your way. Because you can always improve your technique as long as you work on it, but you should try to enjoy the process itself.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

As a band, we've been inspired a lot by bands like A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Paramore, Don Broco... The list could be endless.

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

Well, we've had a lot of weird experiences with people, not just fans. Signing someone's belly is not that weird, but it's quite an experience. Also, there was this one fan who asked me to go to an Anime con with him xD (I love anime and manga, so...in the end I did go hahaha)

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love them! They are truly supportive and they give their all during the shows, which is the best we could ask for! ❤

14. What do you think of our site?

We truly admire everyone who's trying to get word of new music out there. Being a musician is difficult, but I truly think that informing people about it, specially about new acts, is even more difficult. So kudos for all the work you guys do! Without sites like yours it'd be impossible for bands like ours to make it. You're amazing ❤

15. Anything to add?

First of all, we want to thank you for this interview, it's been fun! Also, we recently released a new single called Lopsided Heart that's super awesome and we're so happy and proud for it! So don't be lazy and go check it out ;D Aaaaand people can follow us on social media, blah blah blah, you know, all that stuff ;D Thanks ❤

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