I don’t know what prompted this band to name themselves EASY TRIGGER but I hope that Nico, vocals will explain that to me in this interview. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you? How important is it to have the right name?
-The right name comes when you don’t think about it. You wake up in the morning, you’re just playing in your rehearsal room or goin’round with your mates and suddenly the right name comes up in your mind.
The name is important to put the band in a specific geographic area, inside the vast world of rock’n’roll . Our name means that we are people who likes chicks more than intellectual speculations.
Who would say have laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have? Who are your heroes musically and what have they meant to you personally and to the sound of your band?
-We believe that the basis of our sound are the great hard rock bands of the seventies and the eighties. Aerosmith, Zep, Sabbath, Maiden, Guns etc etc. But we were also influenced by the punk and glam scene, from NOFX to Motley crue and in someway by southern rock and nineties stoner scene, expecially in the last album. You can put everything you know about music in just one EP, and what comes out from it, is that what you do.
When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-Certainly ballads require more care, not only in the process of composition. When you play fast, anger is the feeling that regulates every note. When you play slow you have to put the same strenght in what you do, possibly more, using another part of your soul. I think Graveyard are masters on doing this nowadays.
Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?
-Rock ‘n’ roll must be played live, especially in this digital age, where anyone can produce music at home and share it. The imperfection of the live concert is the only way to fight electronic music, using humanity as a weapon.
We believe that the rock’n’roll should be played in small clubs to remind us how the music can be dirty and how dirty we are. If small clubs were always full of people, then we don’t need big names like Ac/dc to bring fans to the big events. Rock’n’roll should start again from this point.
Everybody seems to be disappointed with something once they have released a recording. What would you have liked done differently the last time around?
-Spend less money, ’cause we don’t have it.
Is it hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-The usual stuff, internet, social networks, label and a new video on youtube. It is not hard to find people interested in our music, but it is certain that rock is a musical genre in decline. The best alley is mistery, don’t say anything to anyone and go out playing and kickin’asses.
What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-The cover should tell a story, open an EP is like opening a book. Colors, pictures, words and music are part of a story that must be told in the most direct way possible, otherwise these days who would buy it?
Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? What is the climate for music in your country?
-There is no national scene, there are small local scenes and each one has two or three excellent bands . The Italian reality is victim of pop culture, and in the last years , especially in the undergound world there is a lot of psychedelia , electronic music and reggae.
How do one promote oneself the best possible way?
-The best way is to create a local scene and organize gigs for bands that come from other cities and countries. The bigger is your scene more chance you have to play your music in other places where people don’t know it. You work if you have something to exchange.
What does the future hold?
-We don’t think about the future ’cause future means growin’old, and rock’n’roll is only for young people.