10 Questions For London’s Stirring Newcomers… SOMEDAYS

Discover up and coming artists in 10 questions

14 December 2018

London’s jangling SOMEDAYS are five young eager gunslingers with a great eclectic appetite for yesterday’s and today’s music and a determined intention to make their
very own special mark with buzzing electricity. The band’s rad debut EP ‘Knockout’
is a first impressive effort showing their immense sonic potential. There’s definitely something in the air and Turn Up The Volume is heavily curious to know more about
this hungry newcomers. Let’s start the acquaintance with a knockout…

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Hello and welcome Vittorio Jacobacci (Vocals), Eugenio Jacobacci (Guitar),
Jerome Rupf (Guitar), Matt Miller (Bass) and Eliseo Provezza (Drums).
Let’s roll…

1. What sparked all of you, guys, to start a band?
Jerome: “Gege, Vitto and Eli put together some demos last year. At some point or another, Matt and I heard them while staying over at their place and everything just flowed from there.”
Vitto: “Music always fascinated me, but I never felt like I had anything worthwhile to say. Then, I found myself in LA, 19 and with a very different feeling. It had to be a band because it’s just no fun without friends.”
Eli: “I had been hanging out with Vitto for a long time but we never worked on music together until he asked me to help record some demos he’d spent a long time on… I’d been in bands before but there was something different about those sessions and for me that was it. I was in for the ride.”
Gege: “Please get me out of here. I’ve been their prisoner for God knows how long and nobody helps me because they think I’m being ironic.”
Matt: “I was playing around London as a solo act and hanging out with the guys just made me want to be a part of it. I’m not a very outgoing but I felt at ease whenever they were around and the songs they were writing really spoke to me.”

2. What’s the story behind the group’s name?
Vitto: “Everyone thinks it comes from that Strokes song, but that’s not it. I spent a really long time in London hanging out with other artists and trying to develop a songwriting method that satisfied me and made me feel like what I did was unique. It was a fairly abstract process, so whenever someone asked me to show them a finished song I’d just reply “Someday”.

3. Your jingle-jangle sound, with The Strokes echoes, cuts big time. Any other artists that influenced your sonic identity so far?
Eli: “Our music is informed by lots of classical elements, which gives it that Strokes feeling at times. What we’re trying to do is to marry modality to psychedelia within the pop song, so time will hopefully tell us apart. Important influences to us are Kraftwerk, The Beach Boys, Talking Heads, The Feelies as well as Debussy and Nujabes.”

4. Storming debut single ‘WHEN WE LEFT’ got our attention instantly.
What’s the song about and how came it all together when recorded?

Vitto: ” ‘When We Left‘ is about the bittersweet melancholy of leaving something good behind. I can’t really tell you what it was cause I don’t want it finding me again. It’s the
very first song I wrote and we used to play it at the various open mic nights around London back when it was just Eli, Gege and me. It came together with a layering process rather than jamming one, and it kept evolving as Jerome and Matt joined. We wanted to maintain its live feel so it was recorded without any frills, just the way we played it.”


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5. How easy/difficult is it to shine in a crowdy, classic rock and pop city as London where a band is formed every 24 hours and what’s your masterplan to succeed?
Jerome: “Having many musicians around is good for us. We’re doing our thing and London is full of opportunities to play and sharpen your performance so we’re grateful if anything. There’s people streaming our songs on every continent now and our priority number one is to reach many more.”
Gege: We’re about trying to travel as much as possible and playing in small venues or festivals rather than obsessing over some magical mega-hit. It really isn’t much of a
party if we’re standing five feet above the crowd anyway.”

6. Which movie would you pick to visualize your
music on a big screen while playing a gig?

Koyaanisqatsi. We like it trippy.”

7. If you could go back into the past on whose door
would you knock and ask to have a selfie together?

“Only Matt takes selfies but he’s terrified of time travel.”

8. Number one band/artist on SOMEDAYS’
list to go on tour with?

Neon Indian. Class act.”


Someday touring with Neon Indian

9. 2018 is almost over. What album and what track
will end up at the top of your end-of-the-year lists?

“Album: Singularity by Jon Hopkins.
Track: Luminous Beings from that album.”

10. Plans and wishes for 2019?
“Travelling and playing music is all we wanna do so that’s what we wish for. The plan?
We have been holding onto all of our favourite songs and we can’t wait to release them.
2019 is going to be the year.”

Thanks all of you for this chat.
May the road rise with SOMEDAYS!

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SOMEDAYS: Facebook – Instagram

(promo pics received via PR agency of Somedays)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout SEPTEMBER Team – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks we played on repeat in September!
A crazed fusion of roaring rippers and galvanizing grooves
energizing all of our senses and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout September Team!

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1. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW (Mexico/Berlin)
A truly booming dance knockout. Its ongoing menacing and eurhythmic vibrancy is simply irresistible and will put a spell on your senses. New album Obey out today. Stream here.

EXPLODED VIEW: Facebook

2. ‘Dirty Boy’ feat. Barry Adamson by A CERTAIN RATIO (Manchester, UK)
The veteran Manchester post punks still make your hips sway uncontrollably. With special guest (ex-Magazine) Barry Adamson you can hit the dance floor and funk yourself dizzy…

A CERTAIN RATIO: Facebook

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)
A moshpit punk uppercut from the band’s smashing new longplayer Joy As An Act Of Resistance. It will catapult this hot-blooded gang of misfits into the premier rock league.

IDLES: Facebook

4. ‘Get Along’ by FADE AWAAYS (Toronto, Canada)
This loud-mouthed corker, made to energize mad crowds, confirms that guitar rock is still alive and kicking! Expect uproarious riffs, a pumping bass/drums force and a killer chorus.

FADE AWAAYS: Facebook

5. ‘Bigfoot’ by DIANE GRACE (Belgium)
Demonic and exorcistic, yet catchy as bloody hell. Hot boiling ripper from this up and coming punk desperados’ debut EP ‘Panic!’. Stream/buy the whole shebang right here.

DIANE GRACE: Facebook

6. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Its glowing drive, its tenacious pace and its confident dynamic will vitalize your adrenaline’s stream and will activate your nerves. The Strokes are dead! Long live Somedays! Damn right.

SOMEDAYS: Facebook

7. ‘Graphite’ by TWIST HELIX (Newcastle upon Tyne. UK)
Here’s a wholehearted, passion injected synths power stroke. Ardent, blazing and totally infectious. An anxious crackerjack strongly intensified by frontwoman Bea Garcia‘s vox.

TWIST HELIX: Facebook

8. ‘The Present’ by MOVIESTAR feat. Professor Elemental (Oslo, Norway)
This is a funky hippy-hoppy party humdinger featuring the wacko steampunk-rapper Professor Elemental. Its funny, trippy, poppy, dancey and totally contagious all the way.

MOVIESTAR: Facebook

9. ‘The Beast Of Love’ by HERSELF Featuring JONATHAN DONAHUE (Italy/US)
A stirring ballad feat. Jonathan Donahue, angelic vox of legendary New York dreamers Mercury Rev. The song resonates like a sensitive symphony growing fuller along its starry-eyed path. New LP by Herself aka Italian singer/songwriter Gioele Valenti out 19th October.

HERSELF: Facebook

10. ‘Young Fools’ by SMALL MILLION (Portland, Oregon, US)
A highly charming pop pearl with singer Malachi Graham‘s gracious vox turning the sticky melody into a moony reverie. Ryan Linder‘s poetic guitar play adds magic to this beauty.

SMALL MILLION: Facebook

11. ‘As One’ by SUEDE (London, UK)
Grand and epic symphony. It’s the magnificent opener from the glam rockers’ new album ‘The Blue Hour‘. There’s a phenomenal choir in there that just blows my mind. Top score!

SUEDE: Facebook

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See/hear you next month, music junkies

THE STROKES Are Dead! Long Live SOMEDAYS! London’s Newcomers Debut With Swaggering Single ‘WHEN WE LEFT’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

19 September 2018

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Band: SOMEDAYS

Who: A five-piece based in the capital of London creating “a thrilling and original take
on band music that nods to early Strokes with its deceptive simplicity and bare bones rock instrumentation, while encompassing a vast array of influences, both vintage and modern,
into a sound that immediately evokes the passion and fun of their rare musical connection.”

Pick: WHEN WE LEFT – debut single – “If youth is like having plenty of ink and blank pages then ‘When We Left’ is about using it all just to make paper planes” muses frontman Vittorio.

Score: This fresh gang called SOMEDAYS not only echoes and swirls like New York‘s
former premier league stars The Strokes, they also named themselves after one of
their best, early songs ‘Someday’. Quite risky, don’t you think? NOT! I was a fervent
Is This It’ fan (later on I lost interest as the Julian Casablancas led squad tried a bit to
hard to become media-adored singer/songwriters and forgot to rock ‘n’ roll). Therefore
I’m pretty sure the steamy swagger of ‘When We Left’ hit me instantly. Its glowing drive, its tenacious pace and its confident dynamic hit my ears without any resistance whatsoever. So, fuck the comparisons, these guys are here to have the time of their lives. The Strokes are dead! Long live Somedays! They look cool and they sound cool. That and only that matters right now, right here…

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SOMEDAYS: Facebook – Instagram 

(pic on top via PR agent SOMEDAYS)