Diva Suicide's XS and RMDox says If There's No Unicorns, Then I'm Not Talking in New Interview

Diva Suicide formed in 2009, since then they have released material, played shows, and been busy working upon their new album which is said to be more aggressive, capturing a whole another side of these Diva Suiciders. Frontwomen vocalist -XS- and guitarist RM-Dox discuss this new album and the future plans.

1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Diva Suicide.

-XS-: Hey, this is XS, I'm Diva Suicide's singer.

RMDox: Hi I'm RMDox and I play guitar for Diva Suicide.

2. How long has the band has been together?

The current line up has been together for over a year now.

3. Tell me where is the band based and what is the music scene like?

We are currently based in LA. Music scene is not great anywhere but here is definitely better than other places and if, you've got a good sound, people notice you.

4. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?

XS: We don't really like labels, but I guess we could say alternative rock with electronica. We are influenced by many bands, from My Chemical Romance, I See Stars and Of Mice & Men to The Black Dahlia Murder. However, I don't think we fall under any label and we do not resemble other trendy popular bands.

RMDoX: Its a very unique style of music, we describe it as HappyGore hehe. we get our inspiration from loads of bands from different genres of music.

5. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?

It depends on the song. What we want is that the kids think out of the box, and do not just listen to what media has to say. Just think for yourself and understand the world from your own point of view using your brain and do not follow what they want to impose on you.

6. Can you tell me about your new song/single for "振り返らないで (furi kaera naide)"?

Furi Kaera Naide means "Don't look back" in Japanese. As the title says, it's about looking forward ahead without getting stuck in the past, as this only stops you from evolving and improving.

7. Do you plan to make the new video for this song as well or pick another song, when can we expect to see it released?

We are preparing a lyrics video for Furi Kaera Naide and it will be released together with the album, very very soon. :)

8. Does "振り返らないで (furi kaera naide)" come off your new album "If there's no unicorns, I'm not going"?


9. What's your take on "If there's no unicorns, I'm not going" as a whole?

Our take is that we are not going there if there are not unicorns. Wouldn't even discuss it. ;)

10. Where are you in the recording process of the new album?

"If there's no unicorns, I'm not going" is finished and, as I say, it will be released soon. We are just finishing the last touches at the moment.

11. Who is producing the album? How has the producer aided the recording process?

Production and recordings are all done by us in our home studio, with the help of our friend Nika Skerkrow from Death Makes Pretty.

12. Where are you recording the album?

RMDoX: Everywhere haha. Some of the songs were done in LA, and some were done in London.

-XS-: Some were even finished in Italy!

13. How is the vibe in the studio?

-XS-: It's great, when someone has a bad day, the punishment is to eat a cracker with deadly spicy sauce. If the victim does not eat it, could get kicked out of the band ;)

RMDox: The studio vibe is fuckin awesome, I love working with our producer, I have leveled up in making coffee haha.

14. Who did the cover art for "If there's no unicorns, I'm not going" and how much input did you have on it?

RMDoX We worked with amazing people to get the promotional pictures done, make up and hair was done by Shelly D'inferno, photos done by Alexander Blair and the artwork was done by Citra, my sister! We loved working with them since we gave them all our ideas and combined them with theirs.

-XS-: Yes, the process was lots of fun and the result was exactly what we wanted!

15. What label will be releasing the album?

Battered Vinyl.

16. Is there any story or concept behind the "If there's no unicorns, I'm not going" title?

-XS-: It all goes back to a night out with the band… and that's all I remember!

17. Is it important for you to paint visual pictures with the songs?

RMDoX: Well it's always good to have visual imagery through songs, i think it would be easier to visualize our songs since each song gives off a certain atmosphere from the notes and various effects we use.

-XS-: Uhh, what?? :)

18. What would be the cinematic equivalent of "If there's no unicorns, I'm not going"?

-XS-: Over the Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz and Matrix. Yeah, definitely Matrix!

RmDox: Hmm, i have would have to say imagine an over the top happy kid's cartoon that turns horribly violent which would forever leave a mental scar. Haha thus the name HappyGore was picked up for our style of music.

-XS-: Yeah, you picked it, not me! Haha.

19. How would you describe the overall sound of the new album?

A punch in the face of someone stupid with an electric guitar lol. No, I don't know, better listen to it when it's released. :)

20. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this album?

XS: Hmmm not really.

21. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

-XS-: We experimented with new synthesizer software and the result was good.

22. When did you start writing for this album? How was the songwriting process different/similar to previous Diva Suicide releases?

We are always writing stuff and then we decide to get some of the best tunes together to put an album out.

23. What's your favorite song on the album right now?

-XS-: Furi Kaera Naide and Before She Kills.

RMDoX: I like all the songs but my fave song would be Furi Keara Naide and Before She Kills.

-XS-: Haha, that's why we get on so well.

24. When can we expect the new album to be released?

If all goes well, it will be released next month.

25. How about 2014 what are the plans you guys have in-store?

-XS-: We can't wait to hit the stage again, so I'd say mainly start playing good shows and also we have another video in mind, but this will come later on.

26. Anything else you'd like to say or want to add?

Like us on FB, come to our shows and … Furi Kaera Naide!!!!

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