Born during the lockdown when more than ever we needed a great escape from the terrible reality we were all living, DEATH OF DEATH is an alternative-rock duo who draws inspiration from the dark post-punk vibes and new wave sonorities.
What will really hook you by this talented duo is their unique and powerful storytelling: once you’ll press the play button, you’re not only gonna listen to a song, you’ll be immersed into a hypnotic tale.
Their second single “WOUNDS” is the perfect example of what we’re meaning when we say that these guys will bring you into another world. The story of a countryside girl who moves to the city to live her dreams but who suddenly become the victim of a monster that turns her simple and ambitious life into a nightmare. Through the entire track, you’ll find bits of The Cure, Joy Division, 70’s rock sonorities, Placebo’s energetic alt-rock beats and more.
VINNY PIANA & BEN JASPER know well how to empathise their strong points and I genuinely think that thanks to their talent and hard working ethic, we’ll hear great things about ’em in the near future.
YMX: Hey DEATH OF DEATH, thanks for sitting down with us. What would you say to all our readers new to your project?
D.O.D: Well, We’re DEATH OF DEATH. We’re born out of the first UK lockdown. The world going to shit, immersed in fear, people dying everywhere. Being indoors 24/7 aside from a weekly trip to the shops, wearing masks and gloves. Social media becoming the only window to the world and an ugly one at that. The drive to create and explore the light madness from being confined to a room day after day is strong. Music gets written. New ways of collaborating between musicians arise. We still exist.
YMX: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue at an artistic level?
D.O.D: Hard to remember exactly. Somewhere in our teenage years. When you form your first band. Lock yourself in a garage and play loud. It’s addictive for a young mind.
YMX: You recently released ‘WOUNDS‘. Can you tell us how that project came about?
D.O.D: We release 1 song every 6 weeks or so. That’s our goal for 2021. The new song we just released is called Wounds. Wounds tells the story of a young woman from the countryside who decides to move to the city in hope of living an exciting and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, she falls prey to “a monster man” whose controlling ways makes her life a living nightmare. The first verse and the choruses are me talking to her post this traumatic experience after she freed herself from her abuser. In the other verses, I tell her story during her ordeal
YMX: What is the one thing you would like people to feel while listening to your music?
D.O.D: I really don’t mind. That’s the thing about releasing a song. It becomes the property of the listener and each can interpret the song as they wish and trigger whichever emotion is right for them at the time. To me, it is a huge satisfaction to know that your song can mean something special for someone. It doesn’t matter if that meaning was the one I intended when writing it or not.
YMX: How did the recent pandemic influence your creative process? is remote collaboration easy for you?
D.O.D: A lot!!! We started fresh. Killed the previous band. Started death of death. The world changed, we could not be in the same room rehearsing etc. So, everything became a studio project, which personally, I’m very comfortable with.
YMX: Do you feel more confident writing music alone, or within a team?
D.O.D: I’m a lone wolf. I strive on writing alone. But I love to jam also and I’m always open to new ideas, beats, loops, riffs etc. being shared by other musicians. They can be inspiring to get an idea going.
YMX: Can you name the last gig you played? Would you consider doing a Livestream concert?
D.O.D: I really can’t remember the last gig we played before the lockdown. Live streaming? Live streaming a real gig is something we did many times. But actually setting ourselves up in a studio and streaming live holds no particular interest to me. Mentally, emotionally, I can only play to the audience in the room. I cannot set my mind to performing for people in pyjamas scratching their balls with us playing in the background. Not for me. At least right now.
YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future? (releases, gigs etc.)
D.O.D: 1 new single every month / 6 weeks. Follow us on Spotify and IG to get notifies of each new release