Interview with ALKOHOLEMIA

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​Band: ALKOHOLEMIA
New Album: Buscando Provocar​

Sound OFF: ​The greatest challenge to date your band has met and conquered was?

​ALKOHOLEMIA: ​
The huge number of band members coming and going, leaving for whatever reason and having to start again from scratch without giving up….that huge type of setbacks led us to become sort of a power trio, if you wanna call it that way…which made us sound as we always had wanted.

​Sound OFF: ​
Prior to an evenings performance do the band members have a ritual or exercise or something unique they do before hitting the stage?

ALKOHOLEMIA​: ​
Nothing strongly and ritually defined, just warming up…we’re not that eccentric…yet!
​(laughed).

​Sound OFF: ​
The biggest thrill when playing on stage is?

ALKOHOLEMIA​: ​
Performers and artists will always want to perform, right?…and all that is a final product after a real effort so seeing it “materialized” in a cool sounding successful gig has no price…people cheering you or congratulating you after all, that’s priceless…and there’s also the thrill of “no matter how perfectly rehearsed and prepared everything is, unexpected, stupid fails might happen”….that walking the wire is exciting, really!

​Sound OFF: ​
Does the band have an opening song by another band they like to have played just prior to going on stage? If so, what song is it?

ALKOHOLEMIA​: ​
Hahaha, nah…we have a previously conceived song list for every concert, and we even have sort of a ritual intro we always play to start…likewise, we do have a bunch of cool covers–what band does not!?–and we have meticulously chosen them, but we couldn’t tell if we have that kind of “broken dream” type of song we have always wanted to play…and believe us, when it comes, we will put it together and play it!

​Sound OFF: ​
What is the bands favorite fast food eatery when on the road?

ALKOHOLEMIA​: ​
When we go out of the city or even in the studio, we usually have one or two million beers and pizza, half vegetarian for Felipe!

​Sound OFF: ​
When you want to buy music how do each of you buy it? Download, CD, Vinyl or ?

ALKOHOLEMIA​: ​
Luizzgui pays for Spotify and if a music jewel comes, it has to be bought, either LP or CD…Dave usually downloads and also buys CD’s every once in awhile…Felipe does pretty much the same…we also exchange material with local fellow bands…

​Sound OFF: ​
When performing in a several band line-up do you have a particular place in the line-up of 1,2,3, last that you as a band like to perform?

ALKOHOLEMIA​: ​
Bands usually love to be the last one to play…it kinda gives a special attraction royalty treatment that’s not actually real….and after this bunch of years, wishing to have this or that turn, you can go back and think that this order or position had nothing to do with things going well….so honestly we don’t really care…with the little exception with fests starting very early early in the afternoon…opening is not really cool ‘cause not so many people have arrived and they will miss it….for the rest of the cases it’s indifferent.

​Sound OFF: ​
If you each could say a few positive words about each other in the band- what words would you choose to describe one another?

Luizzgui: Dave, as my best friend I’d put it as mature, down to earth and Felipe, as really passionate and creative.

Dave: I’d describe Luizzgui as funny, professional and great player; and Felipe as driven and polifacetic.

Felipe: I’d say Dave is really serious and diligent, and Luizzgui…determined and noble.

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