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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW GERMANYS DELTAWELLE

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Franz: I was 12 when I had a rehearsal with a rock band. I was so fascinated, that I decided to make it my whole life. Many concerts, that I visited have given me a great feeling of being part of something alive. Then I wanted to create, and if other people think it’s cool, that’s an even better feeling.

Andy: Heard a rock concert on the radio when I was bout 7 years old and knew that my thing 🙂

Introduce us to the members and your musical history.

Franz: I started to play acoustic guitar, later E guitar. I started with a school band, called „Sogh“, we had our first concerts in a little town. My best friend and my brother were members, and later also my girlfriend, she was a singer. We all had fun and a lot of arguments. The rehearsals were often 70 % having a beer and deep talks.  Later we moved to Berlin and I start to being also on the mic. Highlights were our debut album „Zeit in Konserve“ and our Supportgig for Jennifer Rostock. And also I won’t forget our concert in Verona. We played 40 minutes. A comment from a concert goers was: Short and on time“ That band had existed still 2012. I started a soloprojekt „Sæmandi Snjóhvítur.“ 

2014 I founded the band „Deltawelle.“ Good energy has developed, we have a lot of output. The experience everyone has is worth a lot. And we find a way out to have beers, deep talks and rehearsal not at the same time 🙂 

Andy: Started out with piano and later guitar but soon discovered bass was the way to go.

Name me your 3 favorite Albums.

Franz: 

Kings of Leon: Aha Shake Heartbreak// Bloc Party: Silent Alarm// Pink Floyd: Wish you were here

Andy: RATM Rage against the machine// RHCP Blood sugar sex magic// Jamiroquai Travellin without movin

Arthur: Echoed Silence Patience- Ariane Grande// Grace- Foo Fighter// Sams Town- The Killers 

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Andy: Buggles Video killed the Radiostar

Franz: Creep- Radiohead 

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

Andy: Still strugglin 🙂

Franz: Being not absolutely dependent on selling music is a good basis to work with. It is a big pressure to earn money. I put a lot of dedication into it and this is how it works.

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

Franz: These debates should be taken seriously. A lot has happened in the club culture to increase awareness. Everyone should feel comfortable and everyone should be aware of that. 

Andy: Haven’t had the impression so far.

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

Franz: Good Musicblogs, Good Radiostations, playlists from friends, and Spotify  

Andy: Talkin bout Spotify monopoly, Spotify (and blogs).

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

Franz: I am patient and rather calm. I always play the correct chords. 

Andy: I am 99% on time, I rarely lie..lie? Hmm, don’t know.

What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

Franz: The payment system for artists could be better. I think it’s good that artists want to boycott that too and set an example. On the other hand, I discover a lot of music there.

Andy: Boon and bane.



Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

Franz: no

Andy: No.

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

Franz: I bought two aquariums, one would have been enough 😉

Andy: A couple of things, not for sharing

What was the worst experience on stage?

Andy: Playing a song with only 3 strings.

Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about? 

You‘d better ask the other guys

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

Authentic sound, good lyrics, and catchy tunes.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

Normalitätsvermessung: 

The song addresses the danger that can arise when you take the chance to let your own experiences sink in. Don’t let experiences sink in. Because the next best experience is already waiting for us, the better beach, the better concert, the better life. I doubt that is the case.

With the next thing always coming, the present time can become irrelevant for the individual. This means that you no longer know where the time you just spent has gone. In the loud fight for attention and uniqueness, the experiences that might have really counted are simply lost.

Of course, everyone is responsible for controlling external influence. You can always stop chasing things that eat up your pointless time. The fact that this is not an easy thing is described in the song. The song is a kind of reminder that everyone should be careful with their time, and with a wink, criticises the unlimited and unreflected consumption of media, the sensory overload and the optimization mania.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

The songs came about in very different ways. I composed Normalitätsvermessung with a dude from Leipzig. We had a jam session the whole night with some beers. The other songs took a few years, They have matured like a wine

What was the recording process like?

We recorded each track individually because I live in Leipzig and the others in Berlin. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Patience and breaks are important. 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Making music is a never ending process, so it is better to find an end. 

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