I had the pleasure of speaking to Christian from Satori Junk about the band and their future:
- What inspired the name of the band, and what are your influences?
The name was inspired by “Second Hand”, a novel of Michael Zadoorian. The main character of the novel is fascinated by second handed objects: they got stories to tell, they enclose fragments of life. We think the same about our songs, we are the only one to know the exact value of our creations. Our riffing is inspired by many genres, from the classic rock from the seventies (Black Sabbath, for sure!) to the most modern stuff. Many musical styles could be influential in a genre that nowadays is so rich of contaminations.
- Where do you find inspiration for song writing?
From jam sessions, music comes out in a sort of natural way. Most of the time, after the music is written, we write the lyrics, which are inspired by personal experiences, weird nightmares or just daydreams.
- What themes are explored on this album?
Some songs could be treated like mini horror stories, while others are made of feelings we went through: depression, anxiety and vengeance.
- Are there any songs from the new album you’re looking forward to playing live?
All of them, for sure!
- How do you prepare for a live show/studio performance?
Before every live show, we try to practice as much as possible. For studio performances, we attempt to start recording with a clear idea of what we want to do, but there’s also space for experimentation. There’s a strong connection between us, we always share our ideas and make sure that everybody is involved.
- What plans do you have for the future
We are already working on new stuff, we just can’t rest on our laurels! Regarding live shows, there are a few planned for the next months: in June we will play at the Revolution Festival in Romania and we really look forward to it!