IndiePulse Interviews: Black Income
Black Income is a Stoner / Grunge band with a Dark melodic core. beginning in 2011, they wanted to create a more Punk Energetic riff based Rock band. They started out recording their first album ‘Noise Pollution’ in Medley Studios in 2013 with producer Soren Andersen (DAD, Mike Tramp), the album was released in 2016, after touring with the album, they started recording their second album in 2017, recorded in Medley and Tube IT studio.
Black Income has just released the album called ‘unSOUND’, with the single ‘Loaded Gun’, praised by critics from all over the world, called the ‘Best Rock Release in 25 years’, and PowerPlay UK gave the album 8/10 rating ( among many others).
IPM: What inspired you to write music like you do?
Good and real music we think…
Looking at the music being released today, there is too much computer based setups, to many artists playing music with a laptop and auto tuned vocals… So we wanted to go back in time to when music was something you played for an audience creating a synergy, where music is in the focus, and not the backtrack… so going back to the roots of the rock music we love, started and inspired us to start playing the music we do, in the end you’ll have to leave a mark in people’s minds, and we feel this is the right way for us.
IPM: Tell us about the other members of the band, and of your chemistry. Please enter all band members’ names, some of their traits and how you all work together?
Henrik is our vocalist and guitarist, he comes out of a long line of Rock and old-school Metal, Michael on the Bass comes out of the more Fuzz and Metal kind of genres, where our drummer Lars has been playing more Stoned kind of Metal, so it comes together as a awesome cocktail… We have a lot of fun trying to keep the good spirit alive in a tough industry.
IPM: What are or were some of the challenges for you in producing or performing while keeping true to your vision of your music.
Good question… with the music industry constantly changing, and labels trying to suck out the last drop of blood from the artists that is still there, and the more established bands suddenly got up and started playing not only big festivals and concerts, but also take up a lot of space in the smaller venues, since they don’t earn enough from record sales, leaving upcoming music a bit left out by taking up space for the new music. This forces a lot of artists to change lanes, and do all sorts of things to stay afloat, leaving their music left out… we don’t go there we believed that good music will survive, if you keep it real people will notice..
IPM: Tell us about some of your recent shows / performances- anything that stands out, or is there anything that you feel makes for an exciting highlight.
Funny thing about the ‘Show’ word, where did the ‘Gig’ word go.?
We always think of our live performance as a gig, we play real music.. for the highlights at our gigs, is the atmosphere we create when playing live, we are Tight and Energetic on stage and we’re the same band no matter if we play the small or the bigger gigs, just came home from a release gig, with a fantastic crowd and we had a lot of fun.
IPM: Any Albums coming out soon or shows you are looking to promote?
Just released our second album ‘unSOUND’, so people might want to go check that out on Spotify etc. It’s also available on limited edition yellow vinyl. We have also just released a new video for the track ‘Loaded Gun’ check it out on YouTube.
IPM: Any “strange tales” or things that may have happened during a show that seemed too weird to be true?
Hehe… we play a lot of weird gigs… one time we played a great venue in Denmark, and as we were finished playing we always go to meet and greet people… so a lot of these guy’s bought our vinyl, and wanted us to bite the covers leaving our teeth marks, that where a lot of fun and a bit odd.
IPM: Where do you see your music going, where would you like to be in the near future, goals, dreams and passions?
Well with the music industry like the Wild West, it’s hard to say what’s in store for us, but we keep developing our music and our sound, and we’re starting recording our 3’rd album this winter, that said we aim to go on the road in 2020 playing gigs and meet our fans, and hopefully gain more fans… so the goal is to spread out our music, the dream is to live of it someday.
IPM: What would you like our readers to know about you, Why do you think that they would enjoy your music / performances?
If your into Rock music, and looking for something melodic with groovy riffs, you should check us out, we have a more dark feel than other bands of the genre, so you might want to sit right back and enjoy our flavored rock universe.
IPM: Where can our readers find your music?
As a band today you need to be everywhere, so of course we are to… you can go check us out on the links below..
Social Sites :
Website : http://www.blckincm.com
Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5XzUUfJH9hTfcvjInSUytt
Video : https://www.youtube.com/user/BlackIncome
Shop : Http://shop.tubeit.eu
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