BABY DOLLS might not sound like much of a name for a metal band but this is anything but girlish. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
What is BABY DOLLZ?
-You can tell “they are just a metal band”, but we are more than that. We are a project for life, we do what we love the most, music, and enjoy the music as much as life itself.
How hard was it to come up with a band name that both sounded and looked good?
-It wasn’t hard, it came up naturally. It worth it.
How do you as a band find your own sound? How much does environment play a part in how you sound? Is there a specific sound for your region/country pertaining to the style you play?
-There was a phrase, “The music is the sound of your soul”, that’s our sound, we sound like we want to sound, metal. Here in México, specifically in Sonora, the style is, ranchera, grupera. But actually it’s a really diverse country, but the principally are the two above. We did what we wanted to, metal music.
What would you say has been your greatest sources of inspiration?
-It’s hard to tell, everyone of us has his own inspiration.
How important is playing live today? Is there still a live scene to talk about? Do people still go to shows? To me it seems that it is all big tour packages or festivals that are left.
-Well, we can tell for here, in our city, it’s really active, but the problem today is, if you are from here, you will be playing here forever. We want to break that, we want the world to hear our music.
There is something funny, there are people who will never pay $3 dollars to see someone play, instead, they buy cigarettes and smoke while saying “No one support the scene here” .
Is it important to have an album cover that grabs people’s attention? How do you get people to go from looking at the cover to actually listen to the album?
-Yeah, it is really important, but it’s more important to grab the attention by the ear. But everyone judge by the cover so, it is naturally. We can have the attention by mention that our cover it is made by ourselves, by our guitarist.
Are there any limitations to digital? What are the benefits of a physical product? I’m not too hot on digital. I want to be able to hold and feel my record, turn it around and touch it.
-Well, we have digital and physical, both of it are ok, because the objective is the music, but leaving that behind, having a physical CD it is always very exciting, open it, feel it, check all the good work and put it in the collection part of your room.
Do you agree that digital is killing the music scene as we know it now?
-We do not believe that is killing, is rather changing the scene. There are good and bad in everything, in this case the digital era has helped more bands to be known, it could be our case.
How easy is it to get blinded by Facebook like when you know that you can buy them or by countless hits on Youtube and think that you’ve made it big?
-Facebook and Youtube are two social networks that help us to grow in the internet, as musicians. If used well, we can reach large audiences. But the number of views in a video or how much likes you have on facebook not always mean the talent you have. These social networks are supportive. But for us, do something big means be playing in many places and have our fan base. Also, we appreciate the support on the internet and in the shows.
What do you seen in the future?
-We see music, we see more people feeling our music with us.