In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with NUITVILLE. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
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?
-Hello! I think it depends on what your music project means for you. When you try to do something special and important you try to do it as perfect as you can.
In this case every detail has absolute value. And the right name also, of course. Name “Nuitville” has a special meaning for me. It wasn’t hard to come up with. It appeared instantly. It’s a unique name and describes a lot of things I inspired by. I can’t describe all these things but in short “Nuitville” is some place where the Night comes from.
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?
-I can’t select some separated bands. It’s a lot of black metal ones. First of all, of course, it’s Norwegian, French and Ukrainian bands. Some atmospheric rock ones such as Fields of the Nephilim, Type O Negative etc. I think this is the most important music that influenced me if we talk about Nuitville’s EP.
When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-I usually come up with basic riffs in slow mode. Then I make a few loops and listen to them again and again, until new ideas appear in my head. But sometimes I need to use different methods to get a good result. In such cases, a slow and fast playing brings new and different ideas for sure.
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?
-I have no plans for live shows. But of course, I sometimes think about how it might look in another case. Surely every musician dreams of a big stage, and so do I. But I also think that a small club scene can give you more tools to make your show more intimate and atmospheric. So the club scene is better for such music, as for me.
It is very hard to be 100% satisfied. Everybody seems to be disappointed with something they have released. Is there something that you in hindsight would have done differently on this your latest recording?
-I think it’s sad to be 100% satisfied. If you are 100% satisfied it means that you have nothing more to say. I always have some thoughts like “You could make it more unique”. I understand that I can’t do it perfectly, but I can do my best, draw conclusions and grow up in such way as long as I do my business.
Promotion can be a bitch. Even today with all different platforms it can be 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?
-Yes, it’s difficult to be heard for today. Record label I work with make a lot of things, I also don’t sit with a tied hands. I attract people on social networks; try to use my main activity as metal bands` illustrator for promotion goals. But any way I think more about the Nuitville’s stuff quality. I trust my label in promotion matters.
To me art work can be the difference between bust or success. What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-I am sure that the cover should reflect the musical continuation. It should be clear what kind of music it is. In short, the cover should give you basic information about what’s inside the case. If it’s also beautiful and can be separated masterpiece so it’s great! “When The Darkness Falls” artwork shows you that moment of my life which predetermined “Nuitville” birth in the future. So it’s a little bit conceptual.
Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? Is a local/national scene important for the development of new bands?
-I am not trying to be part of something. I think only time can give an answer on how it will be. But anyway, I am really proud of the Ukrainian scene.
I could just be me but I got the feeling that the live scene is not what it used to be. Could be that more and more people use the net to discover bands instead of going out and supporting new bands live. What is you experience with the live scene?
-Not much time has passed since the moment when the Ukrainian gates became open for the foreign bands. So here the network was the only solution for a long time. But currently the situation is changing. Many heavy music festivals began to appear in Ukraine. More and more great bands are visiting our country. I really discovered some exciting ones on such shows. So I think the live scene is gradually starting to become more and more important these days.
What does the future hold?
-A lot of atmospheric things. Stay tuned and thank you!