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Quintessenz

Sounds likeThe Kooks, Chet Faker, Chris Isaak
LocationLondon

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Tell us a bit about yourself? We're a band which was found only two years ago back in Switzerland. Within these two years we worked a lot as we released two EPs ("Ellipsis" went to Nr. 17) and played around 50 shows. We managed that all by being independent. We connect indie-music with the vibe of spheric progressive rock-sounds and top it off with well-thought lyrics with a meaning and story behind it. Some kind of a milestone was the song "Venus". It was written with a lot of metaphors whilst the sound and arrangement of the song was described as a mixture of Paolo Nutini, Pink Floyd and Supertramp. Too we have a very unique and pop-unusual instrument in our set. It's called the "hand-pan" which is a Swiss instrument that reminds a lot of people of steel drums. It gives the spheric sound which we have already even some more of it and adds some beautiful hopefull but melancholic touch to it.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? Well we know each other for years already. Basically we grew up together. So we went and travelled Europe on an interrail-trip. In Vienna which was the last destination we decided in a pretty drunk state of mind to build a band. What actually happened around a year later.

What’s your back-story? There is a song called "Fences". I wrote it within 10 minutes in public transport as I got to witness how some parents told their son to stop studying and rather cheat in school. The parents obviously were addicts and probably led their child into a wrong direction. So their son probably still grows up in what I call a "Fence" which was built by his parents. It shows people that even in a country like Switzerland not everybody's got the same chances. That boy needs to be freed first.

What are you working on at the moment? At the moment we all just started studying music in London or Berlin. We still are recording some new songs currently and are constantly writing. We simply just cannot stop working and making music tirelessly.

What's the first song you remember hearing? Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? September - Earth, Wind & Fire

What was the first gig you went to? Jamiroquai

Which song do you wish you'd written? Wonderwall - Oasis

Which song changed your life? Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Which song would you like played at your funeral? Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers

What song is stuck in your head right now?We are the World - Lionel Richie & Michael Jackson

What was the first Album you bought? The Invisible Band - Travis

Which song made you want to play music? Closer - Kings of Leon

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