Tolis plays guitar and sometimes sings BV’s. Ellen is on the bass and also sings. Darren is playing the drums. And Niol also on the drums and singing. Niol has been replacing Darren whenever Darren cannot do a gig! (Busy man!)
Describe your sound and lyric style
I guess the sound is alternative rock with influences of electronica. They say Muse meets Franz Ferdinand, Foo-Fighters and Depeche Mode.
Who are your main influences?
Many influences really! Gone through periods listening to lots of different music since I was a kid. Started with silly mainstream pop (as kids do) went from that to heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal to hardcore, punk, grunge, classic rock, reggae, soul, RN’B, funk, jazz, fusion, classical, drum n’bass, almost everything!
What else inspires you?
Except other music, life in general. I think that all experiences in life get filtered and then translate/transform into sounds and lyrics. Music, like any other form of science and art is just another way for human beings to discover themselves and the hidden little God in them. We have the power to create our own World and every song is basically a small Universe. An entity on its own that started with a Big Bang, which is the initial idea, and matures through evolution-development. Evolution is triggered through experience. You cannot experience anything without life. So definitely. Life is the biggest inspiration of them all. And sorry I love my science documentaries a bit too much!
Also my girlfriend. She keeps me going. She supports me 100 per cent and has helped me out in very difficult moments. I decided to start E-MUTE while I was still a drummer after my band with Scott James (ex-Stereophonics) split up. Not knowing what to do back then she motivated me and encouraged me to go deeper into song-writing and discover a part of me that I didn’t know it exist. I owe part of the birth of E-MUTE to her.
Musically we’re inspired by: Muse, Foo-Fighers, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, The White Stripes, Coldplay, Kasabian, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Police and many many more artists.
What are you working on now?
Getting mentally ready for the recording of the full album. Deciding which tracks are going to make it in there, re-inventing/re-visiting my demos with a fresh ear, rehearsing for our gigs, and then lots of band admin work which never ends…!
Are you touring now? When/where?
No we are not touring, we are gigging only in London at the moment and have applied to perform at many UK and EU festivals. Hard to get in for a new act but we will see. We have a good CV!
What can people expect at your live gigs?
People can expect loud, good music. All the EP material, plus other tunes that will be recorded/produced soon. Also at gigs we play a full on band version of Across The Sea which will definitely be in the album.
Where can people check out your music?
Our music is available in many places
First of all our website: www.emutemusic.com
Reverb Nation: www.reverbnation.com/emutemusic