Interviews: Cerdo Aéreo


This is a new interview with the Hardcore/Punk Rock/Skate Punk band Cerdo Aéreo from Spain. Check out the interview and follow the band on their INSTAGRAM PROFILE.

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

It´s actually a pretty dumb (but fun) story, back in 2007-ish we had no smartphones but phones already had these predictive dictionaries and auto-correct things, so César (drummer) was texting somebody and he was trying to write “Cerdo” and the phone kept showing “Aéreo” over and over. That's when he thought of it, yeah.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We come from very different musical backgrounds. César and Sergio used to play in an underground math/grind/hardcore (damn labeling!) band, with Javi. And it was actually Javi, the bigger skatepunk fan amongst us, who started playing these kinds of little covers. We started playing those as well along with him, like when we were too drunk to play our own songs or something, and it started developing from there, as a side project, just for fun.

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

Yes, absolutely. We met each other at the university, except for Dani, who had been friends with Nuaj since they were small kids. We´ve actually played together in a few bands before this one!

4. Each band member's favorite band?

César: Bad Plus

Nuaj: Guns´n´Roses

Dani: Can´t think of any “favorite”, so I´ll say Cerdo Aéreo.

Sergio: AC/DC

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Well, this one is kinda tricky, we don't consider we “write” songs because what we do are covers. It is true, though, that we like to give them a good twist and often mix plenty of stuff from other songs, like a riff from one famous punk rock anthem or doing some sort of mashup taking one song´s lyrics and other song´s music. We take it as a game, and we love to play this game when we see the faces of surprise and joy in our audience´s faces during the show (they also laugh their asses off pretty often).

6. Where was your last gig?

It was in Madrid, at the Wurlitzer Ballroom, one of our favorite venues to play. It was amazing because we couldn't play in 2020 and also had to postpone our yearly gig-party in 2021, due to Covid, so you can imagine we were yearning to do this one. We had a blast.

7. Where would you like to act?

We traditionally only play once a year (normally on the 28th December, which is the equivalent of april's fools day in Spain) in some club in Madrid, but we are thinking we should start going out more, and maybe break that tradition, or at least keeping it valid for Madrid gigs only. We'd love to play in Barcelona, Bilbao, Sevilla, Vigo… And it´d be a dream come true to eventually do a tour around South America and Mexico.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

This is a tough one. I´d say either Julito Iglesias or Siniestro Total. That's how we roll, yeah!

9. Whom not?

Taburete.

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

Every musician has suffered from stage fright. Most of us still do. If someone says they never had, don´t trust them! To any beginner struggling with that, the best advice we could give is: play as many gigs as you can, your body and mind will eventually get used to it and you'll quickly find out the fright is gone after the first song.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Well, we obviously started out looking up to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, which we absolutely adore.

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

It wasn´t really something they asked for, but some random crazy guy once asked us: “would you rather fuck a dog or letting someone shit in your chest?”. True story, that's when we discovered the infamously disgusting game “¿qué prefieres?” (“would you rather…?”). You don´t wanna know the following questions if you answered that one lol. There was this other guy who asked if we had any music sheets of any of our songs… (like, really?)

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love the fact that there are people out there that find our stuff funny enough to buy tickets and come see us live, so maximum love and respect for them!

14. What do you think of our site?

Sites like yours are a great way to honor and support underground music, they are very necessary and we are super grateful and honored you guys offered to make this interview, so thank you very much!

15. Something to add?

To everyone out there: check us out live if you have the chance, you might be confused, but you won´t be disappointed! And spread the word!

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