24 maja, w krakowskim klubie Grodzka 52, przy ul. Grodzkiej wystąpi zespół Weesp. My tymczasem, prezentujemy Państwu wywiad z zespołem, który przeprowadził Tomasz Osuch.
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Let’s start our conversation from the presentation of your team in which the team plays Weesp. Please tell two sentences about each of the musicians. What are your passions?
There are five of us.
Lex on vocals, Mike on Guitars and Mi on bass who are the founders of a band and are together now for more than 10 years. Gul (drums) and Stak (keys) joined later to form our band – Weesp. Our greatest passion is playing music, an energy that we gather from our fans and giving back to them.
We are from Belarus. Do you know where is it? 🙂
Ok, now I know something about you, I also know your music, so let’s talk about it. You compose music on your own. Where do you get inspiration for it? Who are your idols?
In our music we are experimenting with different styles and do not adhere to some kind of cliché, give the music all of ourselves. We play heavy something with guitars, electronics and stuff. Generally we compose our music with a whole team – everybody has its own great impact in every track. All the lyrics are written by Lex. He’s very good at it. We get an inspiration from the life around us. Mostly from the negative sides of it, but it does happen some positive stories out there. Our last album – the void, which we now prepare for the release inspired by personal experiences and a great upheavals of each of us. Although there are positive notes in it as well. I am confident that these feelings can be sensed and understood by our listeners.
Therefore, we build an invisible bond with them.
What is harder for you writing: words or music? How looks your composing process?
First of all somebody brings new riff or melody to a studio. Then we jam on it a little and go home to think for a while on new concepts and ideas. When we came back to studio – we already have a lot of new parts and ideas to combine and polish. This process repeats for dozens of times. Then Lex brings
lyrics and works on vocal parts. A fairly lengthy process.
Do you have a fondness for the Netherlands? (whence the name of the band?);)
It was long time ago, when we’ve chosen our name. Back there we have no idea there was a town with such name. Later we’ve been there, even gave an interview to local radio and local magazine. Really
Do you plan or dream about some collaborations?
On the upcoming album – the void – we have some guest artist, if you mean that. It’s Cory Brandan of Norma Jean. Great musician with great voice.We have recorded two tracks with him. Hope our fans gonna love it.
What are your biggest dreams?
To record dozen of great albums and go on a dozen of world tours
Now all we think about is new album coming out early August – will give precise date a little later. By the way we have started to compose new material for another album. So plan to release and tour Thevoid and than start to record new one. Now we go almost for a month to mix our record on a great studio called Hertz records in Poland and master it in another great studio in the USA.
Finally, what can expect people who come to your concert?
Full dedication on stage, wild energy and an ocean of drive and emotion. We will be glad to see everybody on our concerts.It was Dmitry of Weesp. Wish you luck and all the best.