Five o Five – Interview

Friday 18th August 2017

Hailing from beautiful Italy, indie-rockers Five o Five are bringing their Arctic Monkey vibes to the shores of the UK with the hopes of raising their profile and making themselves known.  Listening to their single “Where They Bring Sophie,” I instantly make the connection with the likes of The Black Keys and The White Stripes, who are just a few of the well-known names that have inspired the band and play a big part in their sound.  Intrigued by Five o Five and their ambition I take a moment to discover a bit more about how it all started, their upcoming album and what to expect next.

For those who are just discovering you please could you tell me more about yourselves?  Have you been in bands previously and what has driven you to form Five o Five?

We are just a group of friends and this is our first official band, even though me, Tredo and Piccio had performed before at middle school. Then with Pana, our common friend, we form the Five o Five.

How did you come up with the name for the band and is there a meaning behind it?

The name of the band has a special meaning that reminds us of our childhood spent together, but unfortunately I can’t reveal anything else, it’s a secret.

You’ve just released your single “Where They Bring Sophie.”  How are you finding the response to your music so far?

We’ve had a lot of positive outcomes especially from musical experts. We hope our song will be more popular over time.

You’re due to release your debut album ‘@Y&!’ in September.  What can we expect from the album, and how did you find the process of putting it together?

The album has been recorded in Antonio Polidoro’s studio in Milan, called “Blap studio,” under Giuseppe Fiori’s guide. The production of the album has been very intense and in little time we recorded all the songs in a vey precise way and with a vast knowledge of sound and rhythm.

Are there any tracks in particular that you’re looking forward to getting out there?

We can’t wait to let you listen to the songs of our new album, especially for “May Is Coming,” our most fresh song, and “This House Is All To Be Burned,” which is smashing.

Who are your biggest musical influences, and how have they encouraged and helped you to develop your sound?

Our sound is typical of our genre. We were inspired by famous indie rock bands, like Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Kasabian, mixed with electronic music in style of Air. 

What’s the music scene like in Italy for up and coming artists?

The only possibilities we have is to perform in bars where the pay isn’t very high. Apart from that there are festivals in the big cities which give upcoming artists a chance. Since there aren’t many chances to perform in Italy we would like to have this opportunity to perform in England.

What’s your tour schedule looking like for this year, and when can we next catch you at a show?

We have scheduled 2 different tours: one is from 4th to 12th September and the other one is from 30th October to November 6th. 

Being in the early stages of your music career how are you finding the whole process, and have you been given any lasting advice?

We are trying really hard to create new sounds and lots of new songs. We are trying to improve the instruments and create something innovative. We also received some advice from experts, like fixing the scenic presence.

What would you say is the next step for the band?  If I came back to chat with you in another year, where would you hope to be?

The next step of our band is to put ourselves out there and make ourselves known. We hope to play at some important festivals but I can’t really specify what I would want in 2 or 5 years. All I can say is I hope for the best.

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