Stonus Says Much About Recent Works and Wanting the Music to be Spread and Heard!


Elemental rock band STONUS have some single's out, EP's, and a debut album as well! But they just released an all new EP recently, and the plan set is for their music to just be heard all over! Also to get out and tour and play shows as much as possible too. The band says much more about all of this below!


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

Hello guys and thanks for the interview! We are Stonus, a heavy rock band from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus; Kyriacos is the lead singer, Nicky the rhythm guitarist, Pavlos the lead guitarist and Kotsios the drummer. We were formed in 2015 and since then we have released 3 EPs (‘Supertrip’ in 2017, ‘Lunar Eclipse’ in 2018, ‘Séance’ in 2021) and our debut album ‘Aphasia’ in March 2020. We are an active band and we had the honor to participate in festivals and gigs all around Cyprus and London as well as participating in Soundart Festival in Romania. We played alongside with some of the best bands of the scene such as Nightstalker, Planet of Zeus, Riverside and Sunnata. Following the release of ‘Aphasia’ we were planning our first European tour, which unfortunately had to be postponed due to COVID-19. On a personal level we are all still students, 3 of us studying in London; Pharmacy (Kyriacos), Maths (Pavlos) and Chemical Engineering (Nicky) and 1 of us studies music in Cyprus (Kotsios) with a passion for heavy rocking!

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

Well we will leave that to the people to interpret… all we can say is we love heavy music and having fun!

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 are originally from Cyprus, a small island in the Mediterranean a bit below Turkey and Greece with a population of less than a million. As you can imagine the scene and fans are quite limited and the island can be toured in a few days but we have some pretty decent venues which are of high standard. On the other hand, we are quite lucky to be living in London as it provides much easier accessibility. In terms of the rock scene and especially heavy music, there are a few really good Cypriot bands with some even achieving some Global recognition such as Blynd, Mirror, Arcadian Child, Barebone and Isla Fortuna.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our music is based on Heavy Rock with stoner, psychedelic and grunge elements but in general we could describe it as a fuzzy energetic heavy rock. We like experimenting with sounds and ideas and we are keen to blend the influences of each member into a unified sound.

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

Up to now we have released a 2 singles “Coming In” and “Sweetspot” in 2017 and 2019 respectively. We released 3 EPs to date: “Supertrip” (2017) “Lunar Eclipse” (2018) and “Séance” (2021) and our debut album “Aphasia” in 2020. 

Each release represents a different aspect of our characters and lives as we perceive it, thus, in each release we try to express our emotions musically, lyrically and visually as we believe the listener must engage as much senses as possible. 

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

We just released our new EP “Séance” last month but we are always writing down ideas and experimenting with them… With the pandemic it has been harder to jam together but we still send some clips here and there and try to work as much as we can. We are productive and pretty active so fans should expect quite a few releases in the years to come.

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

After the release of our debut album “Aphasia” we were planning a European Tour with shows pre-booked in Italy, Cyprus, UK and Ukraine but we had to postpone due to the pandemic. Nevertheless we are eager to get out and play our music as soon as we can, so keep an eye for some shows around Europe soon.

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

Our dream is for our music to be heard all around the world and hopefully people might use it to feel, to party, to cry and to connect. We want to prove that anyone can achieve their dreams if they work hard enough and stay focused. We really feel honored from the support and love we receive.

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

We are streaming in all music Platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play and many more.  If you want to support us by buying a physical copy you can do so by visiting our Bandcamp at: https://stonusofficial.bandcamp.com/.

Or directly through our label: https://www.electricvalleyrecords.com/.

For US order you can visit our distributor: https://thecosmicpeddler.com.

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

That anything is possible as long as you do what you love and you believe in yourselves… Oh yeah and those sweet, sweet riffs.

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