#YMXINTERVIEW | In conversation with PULSE PARK and their majestic sound.


Born at the start of 2020 as a collaboration between four men who previously met during an arctic expedition in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut/Canada, who later started learning their instruments during the long polar nights, PULSE PARK is one of those bands born to make great rock music.
With influences coming from the indie-rock genre twisted with the dark postpunk vibes and the energy of the Alternative rock,
“THE EQUIDISTANCE” is the perfect blend of Radiohead, Placebo and Joy Division.
The love for these guys has been immediate and we wanted to discover more about Marc (g, voc), Frank (g), Volker (b) and Oliver (d).


YMX: Can you tell us about yourself as an artist? Where are you now, how you started, and what are your goals.

PP: Our band started in January. We developed a bunch of songs pretty quickly… and then everything stopped. We´re still far away from what we want to achieve…which is playing shows everywhere, releasing records, connecting to people.

YMX: Some of our readers might not be familiar with you yet, how would you describe your sound?

PP: We are often compared to bands from the 90s… which we take as a compliment. Our approach is something that has become unpopular since the early 2000s: embracing the different styles of music you love and creating truly heartfelt music yourself. We do not try to fit into a specific genre or copy a certain sound. We regard ourselves as an alternative rock band in a literal sense.

YMX: Who have been your biggest influences so far? 

PP: As sum of its parts our band has a broad variety of influences. Our bass player Volker is into metal, our guitarist Frank is a Zappa fan. Our drummer Oliver loves the Pixies and Sonic Youth, our singer Marc Red House Painters and Low. Some pop and some post-punk obviously got blended in, too.



YMX: You recently released “THE EQUIDISTANCE”. Can you tell us how that project came about?

PP: We couldn’t practise, we couldn’t play live…so we recorded three songs that we had finished so far…to send something out into the world that would give a foretaste of what is to come.


YMX: 2020 has been a hard year for everybody, but the music industry and arts, in general, took a heavy hit. How did you guys cope with that, musically speaking?

PP: We miss playing, we miss going to shows. We have enough songs worth of an entire album and we would love to perform them. But how did D:ream sing in the good ol´90s? “Things can only get better”.

YMX: Do you consider important working together in a team, or do you prefer working alone?

PP: Marc is our main songwriter. He brings in the music and lyrics. Then we play around on the arrangements and the sound. This is the modus operandi that has established itself so far.


YMX: What are you looking for, in terms of promotion? What do you think could be helpful to promote your music around? 

PP: Without playing live it is very difficult to make an impression on people. Presenting our music via internet channels currently seems to be the only way to evoke interest in our band. We’re eager to perform in the near future, hopefully.



YMX: What does playing live represent for you? a way to make yourself known or a way to express yourself? 

PP: A bit of both. Playing live is the reason we are doing this. Good shows help you spread the word so there will be more shows for more people.


YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future? (releases, gigs etc.)

PP: We would love to find a label (whatever that is nowadays) with realistic expectations.



A MUST LISTEN FOR A THROWBACK INTO THE LATE 90S WITH GROOVY DRUMS, MELANCHOLY RIFFS AND HYPNOTIC VOCALS. I’M SURE THAT PULSE PARK HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO SAY, SO DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO DISCOVER THEM NOW!