The Lotus

Sounds likeMuse, Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis, System Of A Down, Faith No More

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Tell us a bit about yourself? The band formed in 2004 in a very small town in Italy. We became friends before bandmates but we knew already we wanted our music to be the main thing in our lives. So we started writing our first songs and without hesitation we decided to go to the US for 3 months and find success there but it wasn't our time yet. We finally released our first album 'Forgotten Silence' in 2011 under a small British record label (Copro Records) followed by 1 month tour throughout UK. People liked our songs, loved them: we sold all our cds. But still it wasn't enough as we were living in Italy and most of record labels are in other Countries. We had troubles then, changed our bass player and decided to release a 4 songs EP, called Tomorrow, and after 2 years a concept EP, that we named 'Awakening'. That happened some days before we moved to the UK. All our expectations were kept in this new dream. We decided to go further and contacted some producers: we chose Paul Reeve, because of his name and because we wanted him. We wanted our sound to be original. We recorded 4 songs in September 2016 and released 2 of them: Mars-X in May and Perfect Love in August. Our future is to be written and we want it to be greatest.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? Some people compared our sound to Muse, some of them to Queen, or Pink Floyd, some of them to Genesis or Faith No More, some to Dream Theater and Deftones. The only thing we know is that all the bands in history that weren't classified, have become the most famous bands in the world.

What’s your back-story? Every song we've written has a meaning. There's a song in our fist album that was written after a magic mushroom night (Fall in time) and one song in our latest work Awakening (Traces) that sincerely speaks about losing our way to be musicians.

What are you working on at the moment? We are working on our new album. We started to record it in September 2016 with Paul Reeve in Airfield Studios (Cornwall): 4 songs came out of that session. Our plan was to release all of these songs every 3/4 months before going back to the studio and release the full album. So we've released our first single in May 2017 'Mars-X' and the second one in 'Perfect Love' in August 2017. The third single, 'Five Days To Shine' will be released in November and after that we will take a break to go back to the studio and finish the album.

What's the first song you remember hearing? Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Pink Floyd - Hey You

What was the first gig you went to? Muse live in Bologna 2003

Which song do you wish you'd written? Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Which song changed your life? Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Muse - New Born

Which song would you like played at your funeral? One of our songs

What song is stuck in your head right now?Our song Perfect Love because we've just finished to record an acoustic version.

What was the first Album you bought? Slipknot - Iowa

Which song made you want to play music? All Queen and Pink Floyd discography

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