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Noisephobic
Noisephobic

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW NOISEPHOBIC WHAT HAPPENED?

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?

NP: It never seemed we had much of a choice really. We barely remember life before music, and if we try really hard we can just come up with blurred images in black and white. Then came music, when we were 15, 16 years old, playing in high school, and the world suddenly turned into something completely different.

This was around the time we were searching inside ourself for the difference between truth and lies, between right and wrong.

Music helped us, and the more we played, especially together, the more we realized that music would help us figure out life little by little. We are still figuring it out, and music still leads the way.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

NP: We started when we were teenagers. At the time we were playing other people’s songs, Coldplay, Muse, Radiohead, Oasis. We liked it, and we got really good at it. Looking back though, there is nothing like writing your own stuff, deciding where every chord, every sentence, every accent, takes you next. It’s complete freedom.

We did original songwriting for the better part of the late 2000s. We toured over across Italy with Jnoma. Then we went separate ways, geographically and musically, for 5 to 10 years. But we could not stay away from music. Like when writing a book, and thinking the story is not complete, we need another chapter, and another, and another.

I’ve seen a lot of people struggling for support recently online. Whats your view on the industry?

NP: We think we all have to stop complaining about this. Offline, or online, the important thing for us is that we write great music, music that tells our story. If people can relate to it great, but I don’t think we can write the story thinking too much of what people would like. As an industry, music is changing a lot, and we surely have to put up with that and be open, but at its heart music is always the answer to the same burning questions that songwriters try help their listeners address.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

NP: We are clearly the underdog here. We just picked up our instruments from the ground, from the garage, from the wall. I think most people can relate to this. As far as genre, I think you can hear influences of bands like Muse, Coldplay, Radiohead when you listen to our stuff. And of course, we have an Italian origin, so you could look up also Negramaro, Le Vibrazioni, and the likes in the Italian landscape.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

NP: We don’t like pizza ☺.

NP: We love what we do, in music and otherwise

NP: We care for each other beyond music and we will care for each other after the music stops too.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

NP: For some time we got hung up with the story that Paul McCarthy died and was replaced by a doppelganger. We still joke about it sometimes (btw, kudos to both the first and the second Paul)

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

NP: More than one of us is a University Professor.

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What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

NP: For one thing, our great bassist, Valerio, is back into the fold! That is great news. I (Stefano) can hear him practice with our keyboardist (Cri) as we speak.

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

NP: We are working on a couple of new songs, some in English some in Italian. The one in English will probably be called “The child”, the one in Italian “La notte”. “The Child” is about the life of a little boy in a urban, post- war, setting. “La notte” is about the eternal dance the Sun and the Moon dance every day in front of us.

What was the recording process like?

NP: Normally Cristian (the keyboardist) comes up with basic idea, we rehearse online for the most part. We use a new app called Muse, which is absolutely fantastic. We jot down the full song together, then we take on to individual instruments, and we put it all together in Cubase or Ableton.

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

NP: The biggest issue is sometimes the overthinking. If the brain gets too much in the way, it takes forever to finish a song, and it is not that good either. So, the biggest thing for us is to learn when to stop, go for a walk, go have a beer with friends, or play a soccer game.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

NP: You can always finetune things, but then you never release anything, and you feel emotionally stuck. So, don’t get us started on this one.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

NP: We love you, dear listeners. Please reach out, let us know how you feel when you listen to our stuff. That is going to help us in our journey.

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