HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO FORM A BAND?
Tali: “We met at event and started talking about music. I told Oli that I am a singer and he told me he plays the guitar and records music. Since we wanted to play the same kind of music, we decided to get together and jam.”
Oli: “After we got together we decided we wanted to do a cover of Heathens by Twenty One Pilots. Two weeks later we got together to record the cover and uploaded it on Soundcloud. The song got more plays than we ever expected. We hit 10k in about two months, when we only expected 10 plays in two years. Now we’ve hit 20k plays.”
Tali: “Because of this success we decided to keep making music together and start Social Anxiety.”
WHO INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?
Oli: “The reason I started listening to metal is because I really liked Linkin Park when I was 11 years old. I started playing guitar 10 years ago and was really influenced by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Yngwie malmsteen, a lot of ‘80s metal stuff. That was until 3 years ago. After that I started listening to a wider range of modern metal. I think I created my own style of music over the years.”
Tali: “My musical background is a little different than Oli’s. When I was younger I was mainly influenced by P!nk, Nirvana, Metallica, Linkin Park,.. . Now I’m also a bit more influenced by jazz.”
WHERE CAN YOUR FANS GET YOUR MUSIC FROM?
They can listen to it on our Soundcloud page or download it from Bandcamp.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS OF RELEASING AN ALBUM IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
We want to start with an EP. Right now we are focussing more on making good songs but we don’t have any real plans to release an album yet. We do have a lot of ideas for songs though. We have about 35 song ideas at the moment.
HOW HAVE YOUR FANS RESPONDED TO YOUR “BACK TO BLACK” COVER?
We got a lot of good reactions. The plays are a bit more realistic though. Right now we almost have a thousand plays, even though this is our favourite cover.
IF YOU COULD PICK ANY SONG TO DO A COVER OF WHAT SONG WOULD IT IS AND WOULD YOU DO IT IN YOUR OWN STYLE OR THEIRS?
We’d cover Florence and the Machine’s “Girl with one eye”. We’d do it in our own style though.
IF YOU COULD PICK ANY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD TO PLAY AT WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?
Graspop and Download. They’re our favorite festivals.
DO YOU HAVE ANY UPCOMING GIGS?
We could get some gigs. Right now we might have one coming up. The owner of a bar asked us if we wanted to perform there sometime and waits on an answer at the moment.