Meet Spectrals, the new ‘Italian Pop’
aaamusic | On 06, Oct 2010
AAAmusic: your websites you indicate your genre as Italian pop, why?
Spectrals: When you do a myspace profile you have to pick a “genre” from a list, I like a lot of Italian singers from the 50’s so I put “Italian Pop”
AAAmusic: You are inspired by 60s, which artists of that period have inspired you?
S: The Ronettes, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Vale, The Monks, The Caravelles, Scott Walker, The Supremes, The Royalettes. I could definately go on forever.
AAAmusic: Some bands are making music inspired by 60s music, do you think it’s a sort of trend or it’s a kind of cyclical return of old styles?
S: I’m not in a position to comment on the music other people are doing.
AAAmusic: When and why did you start to make music?
S: I just had some songs and I wanted to make something off them, I’ve always tried to do that, it’s just these ones came out better, and for whatever reason, people took to them.
AAAmusic: Do you think people was happier in 60s?
S: I’ve no idea.
AAAmusic: You released some cassettes and LP sales are increasing, do you think people are still attached to physical support because digital download is soulless?
S: It’s nice to have something that someone put a bit of thought into isn’t? I think digital has it’s place though, and let’s face it, even if I were against digital, or a whole load of people were against it, it’s happening and it will, I imagine, continue to be a way in which people get their songs out.
AAAmusic: When can we expect your debut album to be released?
S: Early next year.
AAAmusic: You are playing live in a lot of venues, do you think live music is more important than the album releasing?
S: I like doing both, they go hand in hand you know, if I only did one or the other, I’d get sick of it.
AAAmusic: Where do you see yourself in couple of years time?
S: I try not to do this.
Author: Roberta Capuano