I’ve heard of off white but I am not at all familiar with Turkey’s IN WHITE. So an interview was in place to get to know more about this band. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
What is this band really all about?
Can: I’d it’s about five people trying to express their understanding of certain things through their music. Nothing more, nothing less. We want people to feel the same thing and connect with them, if that’s happening by any chance, great!
Is there a difference in people’s attitude towards you if you don’t come from a cool place like LA or NY or London?
-Oh well, the difference is beyond imagination. Being from certain places comes with certain prejudices. I mean, “middle-east” dude, we’re apparently riding camels down here. As long as people hang on to this understanding, I’m confident this difference will be standing strong. We’re trying as hell to break these borders, but, I don’t think that’s working very effectively. The difference between a band from London and a band from Ankara is actually tremendously horrific.
When you release an album that get pretty good reviews how do you follow up on that?
-We’ve released one album so far, and working extensively on the second one. Good reviews are always encouraging, they make you feel proud of your own product, though it has a tricky edge. We believe all the bands should face their own fuck-ups, and that doesn’t come with good reviews unfortunately.
What is the biggest challenge in the creation of an album, to write the songs or to come up with really good songs?
-There are innumerable challenges. I don’t think that writing a song is really a challenge, there are all kinds of patterns that a band can follow and write a song. Writing a “good” song however, is intensely challenging. The riffs that we have thrown away are innumerable, because they weren’t any good, some of them actually sucked balls. We could have easily put those together and write an album in weeks but it wouldn’t be something worth listening, and definitely not something we’d like to offer people as the product of “In White”.
Do you prefer working digitally or is physical still cooler?
-Tricky. Working digitally saves a lot of time actually, but really it depends. If the sound that we are trying to have can be achieved digitally, why not use it? Physical might be still cooler though, to be honest. Working with actual amps is far more enjoyable than what you can do with a computer software.
With a sound that is being described as both this and that by fans how do you view your sound?
-A band’s sound is something that is in constant development I think. I’m not confident about commenting on a single definition. Though what we want to offer is a solid type of melodic death metal that drives its influence from multiple sources. Strong and something that gives goosebumps would be my understanding of our sound.
How important are the lyrics and what message do you want to purvey?
-Heredity’s lyrics are based on social events and “societies” of the world in general. There aren’t many countries left that are ruled with hereditary considerations any more, but the society in general is still ruled in relation to an understanding of where you come from, and from whom you do descend. This includes class, race and any form of difference that can be easily constructed from who you actually are. We are living together with egoistic assholes all around us, and our lyrics is a big fuck-you to all of them.
What part does art work for album covers play in the world of the band?
-The quality of the artwork is pretty important. This doesn’t mean that the artwork should be created by world-wide recognized artists and worth thousands of dollars. That’s shit. The album cover represents in a way what you’re offering people, I wouldn’t listen to a death metal album presented with a n-sync style of album cover.
When you play live do you notice a degree of greater recognition from the fans with each new time you pass through town?
-Playing live is always an amazing experience. Every night we have played is an intense flow of emotions. And we definitely notice that degree of greater recognition because when you make people experience a good show and a very fucking enjoyable night, the next time they come in bigger groups with bigger ambition.
What do you see in the future?
-I don’t know if what we “see” in the future and what we “feel” about the future will necessarily overlap. We are trying as hell to make this band to get recognized more and more because we have a lot to offer, and we’ll try our best to reach out as many people as we can.