I have no idea why some bands like to use double letters instead of a single W in their names but it triggered med to find out more about VVORSE. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
When you formed the band with what intention did you do so? How easy was it to pick up a thread as to where your sound is going?
Lauris: In autumn of 2013 we started to rehearse and write first few songs (me on guitar and Topi on drums) with intention to play some sort of hardcore/crust. In early 2014 a singer and a bass player joined us and we started to work on a demo wich was released the same year in october if I remember correctly. In 2015 our singer left and Jussi joined to sing and play second guitar.
I guess we sound as a mix of hardcore and crust. Its kind of hard for me to pinpoint out our influences because we pretty much listen to all genres.
As I haven’t recorded anything I have no idea what that is like but are you ever 100% satisfied? How pleased are you with your latest recording?
Jussi: I think you can’t really ever be 100% happy with your work – atleast I can’t. I always find something that could have been done better. I’m quite happy with our latest recording. We managed to make it sound good by ourselves and the mastering by Hiili Hiilesmaa was good. The music is good and well played, yeah I’m pleased.
To me a band name is the first thing I notice. If it feels cool then I’ll check the band out. How do you explain the meaning of the band name?
Lauris: I always liked “single word band names” and it’s also quite difficult to come up with good one. It doesn’t have any special meaning but i think it fits very well to the music we write.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
Topi: Well, for me every aspect of this band is kind of important, be it music, lyrics,
cover art, shirt designs, band photos etc. It’s just matter of doing those things so that it feels natural and
new for us and so that it makes sense in the end.
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
Jussi: I love LP artwork too, and I hope we can one day get our music released on vinyl! It’s important to have good looking artwork on all albums, but especially on vinyl covers. It’s an important part of the experience.
We live in superficial world today where You don’t exists if You are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
Jaakko: Yes. I think that social media is useful way to connect with the audience. We are not actually that super active on social media but I don’t see that much down sides on facebook/youtube either.
Something I often wonder about is when you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community?
Topi: When you play in a band, it’s very natural that you’re gonna meet lots of new people and with some people you connect
more than the others. I have to say that I’m not that keen to have this ‘brotherhood’ or ‘community’ -thing particularly
with any music scene. It’s more those like-minded people, that I want to hang out with anyway,
regardless their background or of what scene they’re coming from.
How important it is to be singed to label today? What can they do that You cannot do on your own?
Jaakko: I personally appreciate the option to make the decisions about the album release by ourselves without having a company pushing us to make albums on their schedules. And considering that our music is, as it should, underground music I see that having a label isn’t that important to us at this point.
Distribution and promotion help is something that is useful but there’s no need to be signed to any label for that today.
How much of a touring band are You guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside Your borders?
Jaakko: We’ve booked some shows for this winter around Finland. We play with bands like Demonic Death Judge, Plaguebreather and Night Lives. Cool bands and cool guys to play with.
There has been some plans to play also some shows outside Finland, but nothing confirmed at this point.
But we really enjoy playing live so we are all the time planning something for the future.