Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tuscoma Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

 Well we are Tuscoma a very new duo from Wellington New Zealand. Putting out a debut album Called 'Arkhitecturenominus' in August. We used to be in Hollywoodfun Downstairs a trio that played more of a Post-punk noise vibe that toured a hek of a lot. Tuscoma will hopefully follow up this album with alot of touring.

2.You have an album coming out in August what are some of the things you feel you have accomplished musically on the recording?

On this record achieving a realistic sound as a two piece was the goal - not being over produced and sounding like 'uhh how will they pull that off live'. The sound is pretty huge for a duo, there is no bass guitar just a guitar through my normal amps. The drums are live which is very important for setting that' live feel and tone'. we are very happy with sound of this record. James Goldsmith done a great job on capturing who we are as a band and Jack Shirley added that awesome flavor you hear.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

This album is all based around architecture - basically saying architecture is anonymous. Groma is talking about the roman way of using ancient string lines, for setting out buldings with a twist of dark emotive words to confuse the listener. The self titled track is all about studying to be a architect (graduate now PhD). Aerial Views over Barcelona, have you ever seen the birds eye view of the city? it also incorporates the Gothic Quaters from Roaman times. So there is astrong theme within this album.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Tuscoma'?

Tuscoma means a place that doesnt exist. Like the coolest little place on earth in your mind.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

I think we are full enough without adding something else to the band, itll seem greedy hahaha. We like it how it is.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has done so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Well we have only played a few shows as Tuscoma so a hard one to say but we have 65 shows lined up in UK/Europe/NZ to support the new album...But supporting Wiegedood from Belgium just as we changed into Tuscoma was awesome (great band-memebrs of Oathbreaker and Amenra)

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

Yes we do. Already planned is the ones mentioned in last question - but start of next year we would love to come in Canada and USA.

8.The album is going to be released on 'Antena Krzyku Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Antena is a Polish label run by Arek. What a primo dude Arek has been to us - very understanding of DIY bands in our situation. He has a very reputable name in Poland releasing some gteat noise rock and a local band Hanba who is pretty big there.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music and live shows by fans of underground metal?

To be honest this is the first time we have been in the metal scene - so far so good. The reaction to our first song has been great.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Hopefully more of the same. we have started writing some new material as we have found a formula that is appealing to us.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

 Influences vcan be anything from dark dpressive music to happy vibrant stuff. At the moment im into Deafheavens new tracks and Wiegedoods albums. The DMAs from Australia are spinning on the turntable same with A Perfect Circles new gear.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Family/football/building and chilling with y daughter at her favourite cafe here in Wellington Midnight Esspresso (it has the original 1980 pacmac game)

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Come to the shows and support us, thank you

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