Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

XSKULL8 /Photo: Maša Kores, promo

XSkull8 – “Trudimo se da budemo svetski bend” ( + english version )

Slovenački heavy rock bend XSKULL8 (nekad znani kao Captain Morgan’s Revenge) objavio je nedavno svoj poslednji singl sa njihovog prvenca “From Sin to Sinners” koji će digitalno svetlo dana ugledati u julu.

Taj singl “Leaves are Falling” je upravo pobednik naše Top liste za mesec maj(dok je se pesma “Little miss perfect” našla na našoj listi TOP 50 SINGLOVA 2020. GODINE), a povodom toga smo uradili intervju sa Rokkom, njihovim frontmenom i pevačem.

HM : “Little Miss Perfect” je prva pesma od promene imena benda koja je dobila dosta više pažnje, i od koje vas sve više ljudi otkriva. Da li je pesma po nečemu drugačija od prethodnih ili je se samo pogodio trenutak ?

Rokk : Ne znam. U osnovi smo radili sve isto. Samo što je ovo prva pesma sa novim zvukom i novom produkcijom našeg producenta Mateja Pečavera. Mislimo da smo pogodili tu tačku i mislim da je to glavni razlog zašto je ova pesma tako vozi i toliko simpatična.

HM : Pre oko mesec dana ste objavili poslednji singl sa predstojećeg albuma “Leaves Are Falling”, koji je inače jedina balada, a sa kojim ste pobedili na našem izboru za hit maja. Da li je jedina balada zato što vi želite da ima više brzih pesama ili se tako dogodilo ?

Rokk : Pa … ne želimo da budemo poznati kao bend koji uglavnom radi balade … Mi smo rok bend koji voli jake ritmove i teške zvukove. Ali to ne znači da nemamo meku tačku. Ali da … Biće ih još u narednim albumima.

HM : Album ste najavili za jul, koji nam uskoro stiže. Da li se zna kada ga tačno možemo očekivati ?

Rokk : Album je već izašao. Možete da kupite jednu od samo 100 fizičkih kopija u našoj prodavnici na xskull8.com. To su verovatno jedini CD-ovi koji će biti objavljeni, jer većina ljudi u 2021. godini sluša muziku na nekoj od striming platformi. Zvanično digitalno izdanje izlazi 23. jula.

HM : Vi ste bend iz Slovenije koji peva na engleskom. Kojoj publici se više obraćate, evropskoj ili jugoslovenskoj ?

Rokk : Trudimo se da budemo svetski bend. Ne želimo sebi da postavljamo granice i mislimo da većina svetske populacije sada zna engleski. Jednostavno je međunarodnije i voleli bismo da širimo svoju muziku po celom svetu.

HM : Da li ste nekada svirali u Srbiji, a ako niste da li biste želeli ?

Rokk : Ne još, ali se nadamo da ćemo to moći jednog dana. Voleli bismo.

HM : I za kraj vam želim puno sreće sa albumom! Da li imate možda neke planove za budućnost koje smete da otkrijete publici ?

Rokk : Pa … Sad kad smo potpisali za Curtain Call Records, događa se mnogo toga. Već radimo na promocijama u SAD., radimo na novim pesmama, a takođe planiramo i radimo na našim livestream koncertima.

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HM : “Little Miss Perfect” is the first song since the you changed the name that received much more attention and was discovered by more people. Is the song different from the previous ones or is it just released at good moment?

Rokk :  I don’t know. We did basically everything the same. It’s just that this is the first song with the new sound and new production from our producer Matej Pečaver. We think we hit that sweet spot and I think that this is the main reason this song is so driven and so likable.

HM : About a month ago, you released the last single “Leaves Are Falling” from the upcoming album, which is the only ballad, and with which you won our selection for the hit of May. Is it the only ballad because you want to have more fast songs or it just happened that way ? 

Rokk : Well… we don’t want to be known as a band that does mostly ballads… We are a Rock band, who love heavy rhythms and heavy sounds. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a soft spot. But yes… There will be more of those in the upcoming albums.

HM : You announced the album for July, which is coming soon. Do we know exactly when we can expect it?

Rokk : Album is already out. You can one of only 100 physical copies at xskull8.com store. Those are probably the only CDs that will be released, because most of the people in 2021 listen to music on one of the streaming platforms. Official digital release will be out on 23rd of July.

HM : You are a band from Slovenia that sings in English. Which audience do you address more, European or Yugoslav?

Rokk : We’re tryin to be a world band. We don’t want to set boundaries for ourselves and we think that most of the world’s population now knows english. It’s just more international and we’d like to spread our music all over the world.

HM : Have you ever played in Serbia, and if not, would you like to?

Rokk : Not yet, but hoping we could do it someday. We’d love that.

HM : And for the end I wish you good luck with the album! Do you have any plans for the future that you can reveal to the public?

Rokk : Well… Now that we got signed by Curtain Call Records there’s musch going on. Already working on promotions in the US, working on new songs, and also, planning and working on our live stream show series.

 

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