AAA Music Approved: ABBY
aaamusic | On 04, Nov 2015
Who are you and where are you from?
We’re called ABBY. We’re four guys, more or less, from the south of Germany. For the last six years we lived in Berlin but we came to know each other when we were studying music in Mannheim. We grew friends and at some point we decided to form a band. I am Filou. I am the singer and guitarist of the band.
What inspired you to get into music?
I think it’s a combination of many things that inspired me to become a musician. First of all I grew up with music. Everyone in my family played an instrument and we listened a lot to good 70s music at home. At some point I developed my own taste in music and started to play in a band. At the same time, when I was 16 years old, my father died. I realised that music helped me a lot so I decided to make it for a living. When it comes to influences in our music I can say that we all grew up with Artists from the 70s like The Doors, Led Zeppelin or The Beatles but at the same time we were all into classical music. During the last ten years we started to fall in love with electronic music and we enjoy to rave a lot.
What have you done?
We released two EPs and two records so far. We played a lot of shows in Germany but we have also been to France, UK, Korea, Lebanon, USA, Iceland and so on. The we are extremely proud of is our current album HEXAGON. For us it’s the best we’ve done so far and we even produced the album ourselves.
What are you like live?
Honestly, this is something everyone else who had been to one of our shows knows better. It’s really hard for me to say. I can say that we are into what we are doing on stage and that we love to jam. We supported bands like EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, GET WELL SOON, YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEATH, STEREO PHONICS, etc.
What makes you different?
Physical vs Downloading vs Streaming…How do you listen to music?
I mean, things are changing. And I know it’s getting harder and harder to make money as a musician. But music is everywhere and no one wants to pay for it. As long as there is an audience at your show everything is on a good way.
What have you been listening to?
Stephan Bodzin, POWERS OF TEN. God bless computers, PLUSH AND SAFE.
What are your aspirations for the future?
We’re planing to go on tour and we will hopefully have a good year of travelling and playing shows ahead of us. We also just released a track on the new Pan Pot album ‚THE OTHER, and we are planing to make more collaborations with different artists.
Questions answered by: Filou of ABBY…