Mindwake Chats of New Album, New Music, and the Plans Following!

French nu-metal go getters MINDWAKE just released their new album, and are already hard at work upon an EP release expected in 2021! Shows are in the works and once they can take place the band will be rockin! The band goes into chat about their future plans and more music making too!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

It was long and painful getting there, we tried to make the original line-up work for too long, 6 years, because we really had really strong bonds to begin with, but in the span of those years most of those bonds deteriorated, and as we were finishing our album, we gradually lost most of the original guys, but in the end now we’ve got a real team, an album out, and the few people who heard it seem to like it, so things ain’t looking so bad now!

Mindwake original Lineup, we wrote a good half of B52 together :

-Emile (guitar), Joffrey (bass), J-B (guitar), Charley (vocals), Lou (drums)

Mindwake current line-up :

-Charley : Vocals

-Dorian : Guitar

-Loic : Guitar

-Samir : Bass (also plays bass in Monuments of Misanthropy)

-Lou : Drums ( also doing the solo project A.I.(d) )

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Being high in a car after a rehearsal, and searching for a band name, I think that’s the first idea we found, and it sounded good, was funny to us and didn’t give any hints about the music we’re playing so we decided to keep it.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We live in the south of France, between Nice and Cannes! Our local scene? Over the years, the bands have become rare! If I have to recommend a band in particular with us who has enormous potential and who are our brothers in arms is From Dismay, they make good big fat deathcore, very heavy. Go check them out!

4. How would you describe your style?

It’s funny, at the beginning it would have been hard to answer this question because we mix a lot of different influences and there was no good word to describe what we do, but now, I think that we may fall in the Nu-metalcore niche; in short we’re making our own mix or energic Nu-metal riffs, heavy breakdowns and creepy/nostalgic atmospheres.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’ve just released an album. People can expect heavy, aggressive and moody music.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes we’re working on an EP we’re planning to release in 2021, writing vocals right now, and at the same time we’re already working on some music for the next album.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Obviously the covid situation is not helping, but now that the album is out of the way we’re going to start working on it. Send us a mail at mindwake.booking@gmail.com for serious booking offers.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We would like to play as much as possible and everywhere, to release all the material we have in stock, to find a label, a booking agency, we would really like to work with structures that could help us achieve our goals.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to our album on pretty much every streaming platform (Spotify, Deezer, Google Play etc…) OR, if you really wanna support us. You can buy our album at mindwakeofficial.bandcamp.com or you can grab some merch at mindwakeshop.bigcartel.com.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Hrrmm, Tough one... Probably it’s either going to be the angry parts or the weird parts, it’s difficult to predict, there are a lot of different parts in our album that could be the highlight of the album for very different kind of ears, so it may vary a lot!

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