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Interviews: Spacejam

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock band, Spacejam, from France. 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?

I once ate a space cake in Amsterdam and I felt i needed some jam with it as I was completely high and I ordered space jam for my space cake and the waiter laughed at me! And I think we finished on bikes trying to figure out where was our hotel.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

I didn’t sit and say to myself, "Well, what if I played this kind of music rather than this?" It’s instinctive, and it comes from the style of music for which we are most sensitive, which will instinctively take us to create in this or that style of music. These are very unconscious choices that appear depending on the style of music that we listen to at a moment in our lives. In the Beatles' career when they started listening to Indian music, their musical style evolved by including Indian sounds in their music.

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

Not at all, because when I decided to set up this project, I simply placed an ad on specialized websites.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Me, Sebastian The Cure.

Pat: Stereophonics

Julian: Red Hot Chili Peppers

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Our music conveys several images, but mainly the image of life with its ups and downs. It's all about my feelings of being human and the interaction I have with other human beings. The stories I tell are all personal and speak a lot of love, ruptures, hope, disappointments, questions, betrayals ... In short, slices of life. In my last songs, I talk more about the system in which we are and which leads us to what we live today, that is to say, a world dictatorship which made us what it wanted and without anyone saying nothing! There are no particular messages in my songs as they all are personal experiences or personal trips. The songs resonate with the mood you are in at the moment you'll listen to them or not. You'll either find them great or find them shitty and that's fine with me.

6. Where was your last gig?

Le Chat Noir in Geneva (Switzerland)

7. Where would you like to perform?

At the O2 Arena London.

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, The Cure, RHCP, Pearl Jam.

9. Whom not?

Nobody who isn't in our musical style and nobody else for that matter, I am for the mix of styles and genres that is what creates novelty and evolution. It is time to get out of all these old beliefs. The evolution of the human race can only be done by building bridges between cultures, which is what prevents racism and ignorance. I grew up in the suburbs of London from the late 60s to the mid 80s in the midst of children from different cultures like Indian, Pakistani, Jamaican, African and other cultures ... and that is what made me open to this variety of different cultures. I have also travelled a lot and it's so rewarding that it should be compulsory in all schools in the world!

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

No one of us suffered from that. We chose this profession and going on stage to share with our audience is the most beautiful of the rewards. On the contrary, we are so happy and enthusiastic and privileged to be able to share these magic moments with the public, we measure our chance to be able to do that and to do it in the best way that it is, it is to be at 400 percent present and ready to share the journey we are going to take with our audience. Our advice, in a few words: rejoice, you are privileged, the audience has come especially for you so give the best of yourself.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I have so many musical influences...The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, all the UK and US Punk bands (Sex Pistols, Damned, Clash, Ruts, UK Subs, Ramones, Television, DK, Dead Boys, Bad Brains...) Siouxsie & Banshees, The Cure, Joy Division, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam...

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

To give her the mic I used for the show! She said that with that she would have a part of my soul and my voice that would be with her forever! I don't know what she had taken that day but it must have been good!

13. What do you think of your fans?

I think I am very fortunate to have them because without them I would probably no longer exist as an artist. Our audience and our fans are the two most important things to me in the career of an artist after his talent obviously.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think it is well made and very complete. The site offers both free and music to buy. There is really a lot of information between new bands, gigs, countries etc ... The offer is very complete and makes you want to discover everything on the website. I really like it.

15. Something to add?

We are working on new songs (I have another 30 songs in stock) and thinking of different ways to bring our music to our audience. I'm shooting the video clip for our song Stay Alive. I created all the sets and the story. I will direct and edit the clip for the end of July hopefully. You can find our new album TEN on all the current digital platforms and the CD is for sale on our website (WWW.SPACEJAMBAND.COM) as well as on our Bandcamp.(spacejam1) Follow us on FB and IG : spacejamofficiel.

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