Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Inquisition: 071.Capillaries

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

Coming up with our bands name was a collective effort. We tossed around potential band names to each other in between break times during rehearsal for the first couple of months of forming the band. One night our bass player said "hey we should name our band Capillaries". Everyone seemed to like how the existence of Capillaries connects and helps nurture the human body. Music also nurtures and connects people and memories. In a way the creation of music plays a role somewhat similar to those tiny blood cells. So the band name "Capillaries" stuck with us ever since. 

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?

Typically when we write our music we just jam out ideas. Normally it doesn't take too long to find an idea we all think could grow into a song. We use the idea and build a song structure around it and then just refine it over time. 

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

We have a lot of influences that come together to make our sound. As far as influences in the genre of music we play we all really enjoy bands like Mono, God Speed you Black Emperor, This will destroy you, Dick Dale and Tides Of Man. 

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

Out of all the albums I own I don't think I could live without No Place by A Lot Like Birds. Is one of the greatest albums ever created and no matter how many times I revisit it, I find new things to appreciate. 

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

The Monkeys Greatest Hits Record. I was seven years old when I purchased it at the store with my sister. 

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

I would love to play with God Speed You Black Emperor or Tides of Man, or Mono. Those bands were a massive influence on me. 

7. 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?

Our new single Seventy Five Down went viral in Taiwan, Canada and Russia solely due to the fact that a number of sites and blogs have mentioned us and we really do appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and kind words over the years. 

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

I am completely open to the idea of those mediums. Its about the music, not the money. we just want our music to be heard and enjoyed. 

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Hopefully on tour. Just seeing, laughing and reacting to the world together as friends that just happen to play in a band together. 

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

The art work is still really important because when the listener has the album cover come up on their musical device it sets the tone for the album/song. 

11. What is you favorite album cover?

Probably the album cover and art work on "Diary" (Sunny Day Real Estate).

12. 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?

Vinyl is becoming popular again because it is a very entertaining medium. The fad is more of a result of the social aspect that comes with vinyl though in my opinion. The collection of vinyl is a conversation starter and allows people to connect with other people about music they love. I personally just listen to music on my phone because of how easy it is. 

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

Probably the first day of rehearsal when everyone meet each other for the very first time. Everyone was shy and nervous with a touch of skepticism that day so we just let our instruments do all of the talking and break the ice. I'm pretty sure we all left rehearsal that night thinking "hey this might actually work".

Capillaries recently released the first single from their forthcoming album "Kenopsia". Be sure to check it out!

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