Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Inquisition: 090.Nevborn

1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

The name of the band is older than the actual line-up. Nevborn actually started more than 10 years ago and the band had a lot of different members before the first album. The sound of Nevborn never ceased to change and evolve. At the same time, the name is a contraction from newborn and never born as the reflect of Nevborn’s journey.

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it?

It normally starts when someone shows a draft to the others and we start jamming different riffs around it. We try to enhance different parts of the song and when we are happy with the skeleton, we add some breaks to give punch and dimension to the track.

3. How this collaboration with Loïc of The Ocean on the new EP  came up?

The idea of the song was to create a discussion between father and son. We we just reached Loïc and asked him if he wanted to be part of this concept EP.He accepted and we were able to blend his amazing voice with Matthieu’s melodies !

4. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home?

Our influences are quite broad. We want our music to be a mix of all the style we individually like and that’s why we have difficulty to put ourselves into a specific music style.

5. Which is the one album you can't live without?

Matthieu: Perdition City - Ulver
Alan: Polaris - Tesseract
Brice: From Parts Unknown - Every Time I Die
Mathieu: Precambrian - The Ocean
Nicolas: Vertikal - Cult Of Luna

6. What's the first record you've ever bought?

Matthieu: Take a Look In The Mirror - Korn
Alan: Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot
Brice: System of a Down - System of a Down
Mathieu: Smells Like Them Spirit - Nirvana
Nicolas: 220km/h in the Wrong Lane - T.a.t.u

7. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with?

That is a tough question.. We would like to play with a lot of bands. For exemple Arcane Roots, Ulver, Cult of Luna, Toska, The Ocean just to name a few...

8. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to?

It is the magic from our generation of musicians ! The internet allows a lot of young bands to project their music abroad. Without this tool, it was a lot more difficult in the past for people to reach a certain level of recognition. To answer the question, I’d say that the internet and blogs really helps to promote bands and give them more ‘’views’’ and ‘’followers’’. Fans can also easily discover more music form the same genre and develop their own criticism and musical tastes. None of us thought that our next vinyl would be available in Japan…

9. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like Spotify?

We really appreciate bandcamp. The online platform managed to bring the public closer to the artist. We also have our songs on Spotify and other music streaming platforms and it generates no income but at least we gain some views.

10. Where do you see yourselves in 10 years?

In 10 years, we’ll be all mid-30s… It is really difficult to think of the future of the band, especially if the Nevborn’s ‘’curse’’ strikes again… We hope we’ll be recording some new tunes or in the middle of a European tour. We hope to reach these new goals, but 10 years is a long way to go...

11. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

Absolutely ! This is the thing that makes an album interesting. That’s why we try to always associate the concept of the music to the artwork. The goal is to create something that we are happy to show to our listeners. We want the people that buy our albums to see the package as a precious object more than a common CD.

12. What is you favorite album cover?

Matthieu: Challenger - Knut

Alan: In Waves - Trivium

Brice: New Junk Aesthetic - Every Time I Die

Mathieu: S/T - Closet Disco Queen

Nicolas: Vertikal - Cult Of Luna

13. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

You cannot illegally download a vinyl because behind the music lies a philosophy and an art that is not convertible to be sent on ‘’the pirate bay’’. The object is even more important that just the music itself.

14. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band?

When we played for the first time at the ‘’Rockaltitude festival’’ at Le Locle in Switzerland. When had the pleasure to play amongst some big names in the music industry and we had a blast !

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