Fellow Wicked Spins Radio DJ, Jet, introduced me to Indi. She sent a link for a video and some general info for me to check him out and possibly do an interview. I was certainly intrigued and decided that this was something for me to further investigate. As it turns out, Indi is a very cool guy and has plenty of talent. He was also good enough to humor me with an interview and that always takes some balls considering some of the questioning that I throw out there. He has my respect and I hope you will all take some time to learn more about him.....
D-Day: Thank you for speaking with D-Day's Revenge!
Indi: My pleasure!
D-Day: Who are your biggest influences in music?
Indi: This has always been a tricky one for me, I guess I’m more or less influenced by everything I hear and my tastes in music are broad, I could say from black metal to dance music with a turn by the classical stuff.
As a teenager the artists I liked the most were Devin Townsend and Chuck Schuldiner of "Death", people whose music was bringing me more than music, there was another dimension to it. Even though their influence may not be obvious in my current music, this spirit has left a lasting brand.
D-Day: Do you currently have music available for the public to hear, or are you working on an album?
Indi: After I had featured and fronted many bands I started my solo career only in June 2010 as I already had a dozen of tracks completed. My first single "Near" has been published in August as a music video (have you seen it? cuz then I'm sure you wouldn't have forgotten it!) and meanwhile I recorded 3 new tracks, those will be unveiled in a matter of days as preview versions so to give people a bit more till the album comes out.
From the editor: definitely unforgettable and a bit disturbing video: Check it out here
D-Day: Do you have any shows lined up at this time?
Indi: Nope! I have been focusing solely on the songs and their production during the last months. I toured a lot with my previous bands and I soon had the conviction that beyond the parties/groupies fun it was career wise better to first have dead solid tracks and then hit the road with a serious support and a proper show than heading straight out for an endless club hopping ride in a crappy van.
I'm starting only now to look out for stage musicians in order to put together the line up for the live performances.
D-Day: If you could choose any 3 bands to tour the world with, who would they be and why?
Indi: In a perfect world I would choose friends bands because, asides from the people's talent and the different music genres compatibility, life on the road is often tough and it brings me down easily, we're talking here about a world tour so it ain't gonna last three days is it? this considered I definitely wish I'd have friends around.
D-Day: Do you plan to stay in Finland?
Indi: The truth is i don't plan anything for that matter. Finland in a beautiful country where I feel like home and, for those who have never been here, Finns are wonderful folks in many ways and I found here a much higher rate of artistically sensitive people than in any other places I visited.
I nowadays move a lot but I still spend the biggest part of the year in Finland, yet one day I'll probably move out if I'd feel the time has come for it.
D-Day: What has been one of the craziest or strangest experiences that you've had so far while in the music business?
Indi: I feel that when you're a full time musician your life is pretty strange already, nothing seems to happen for you as for any "normal" person, you see what I mean? Then by being so you meet other strange people and it only gets stranger...
What amazes me the most is when I happened to work with people I was looking up to with admiration as a teenager without ever thinking I would meet them one day and I realize that we're actually sitting in the same room sharing inspiration together. It makes me realize that I'm lucky and I should never complain.
D-Day: Which of the following choices would you choose as the main reason to be a musician?
a) To perform in front of fans. b) The ability to share your art with the public. c) To make money by doing something you love. d) Titties and beer. e) All of the above choices.
Indi: What a question... OF COURSE D!! xD
More seriously, I never chose to become a musician, as far as I remember I just happened to be obsessed by music 24/7.
As (more or less) a grown up my reason to be a musician is that creating music is my life's main purpose and that nothing would really make sense to me without it.
D-Day: Do you have a desire to be on a major music label?
Indi: Funny you're asking this cuz the choice of a label as been the main topic of most of my latest business chats.
Indeed it's a tough choice, the label as such an impact on one's career. In one hand the majors definitely have the means and tools to really boost a career, but they may not pull out their big guns to serve your cause. In another, it ain't sure either that because a label is smaller it will care more about you... well, this being said, you still can get lucky and have a major company that supports you big time, the big guys there aren't necessarily of the cigar smoking in sharkskin suit type as we like to think they are!
D-Day: What are your thoughts on the music industry in general?
Indi: Music industry? hum, well, I like music and i have nothing against industry, but I’m always bugged whenever I hear both words together.
How an art form can be an industry? We came to accept the term naturally, as a matter of fact, but if one really thinks about those two words and what lies behind I’m quite sure one quickly realizes they don't belong together...
Any further than that I don't think much about music industry in itself, I'd just wish mass medias not to have such a crippling grip on people's mind, especially as they're growing up, so that those people could keep a larger individual freedom of choice upon what they listen to, eat, think or wish for.
D-Day: Where do you see yourself musically in 5 years?
Indi: On another planet and I hope we'll meet again there and have a longer discussion while dancing to some stellar beat!
D-Day: Thank you once again for speaking with us. Do you have any final words for the fans?
Indi: Thank D-Day for the chat and big thanks to all of you for being around, around the world, you are precious.
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