SECRET RULE

I say this a lot but here is another cool band to check out. Read what SECRET RULE has to say. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-The band was born at the end of 2013, the main target was to create powerful music with catchy melodies and electronic inserts. Of course we wanted something with a professional approach.

How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-Actually, it was really easy for us because we play what we like. There are many influences in our sound, but it’s very hard to mention just one. Everyone has a different background so everything’s mixed in our sound.

I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Luckily it’s very easy for us: we have a lot of ideas, so every time we have something, we start the production of a new song. Anyway, sometimes it’s an idea by Andy (the guitarist), sometimes it’s an idea of mine.

Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
-No, I don’t think so. Before to start a new production, we think to the whole album as a concept, a mix of sounds, as a real path… So this is not our situation.

I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-I think the CD-era will end up soon, but there’s a new discover of vinyls… With vinyls and digital mp3 the market won’t die. Maybe more people will go to concerts!

What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-Album after album, positive feedbacks and fans increase: we can notice it on our social pages and channels as well as at our shows.

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-As you said, today distances don’t exist anymore so there’s no surprise in contacting people you don’t know or famous people (maybe not people like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga…) LOL

Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-The band is like a family for me, we all have to agree with each step we do, each choice, each song. It’s not simple and maybe this is the reason why a lot of bands don’t go far. The equilibrium is very fragile, so it’s simpler when each head is on the same frequency. We are lucky, we are friends and we often have the same thoughts. Music brought us the possibility to meet a lot of wonderful people in different countries, to feel emotions on stage, to share the energy with the others, to express what we are and what we have inside.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-I think that playing live it’s the only way we have today to get more fans, to be appreciated and to sell our merchandising, because it’s the only real connection we can have with people.

What plans do you have for the future?
-We continue to promote our album “the key to the world” and we’re planning new gigs to support it. Some shows are already confirmed in Poland, in June, and some festivals in the summer in UK and Spain. And we already started to work on the new album.

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