Stray Train, es una banda eslovena de heavy blues rock que acaba de editar su primer disco “Just ‘cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town”, y viene a presentarlo a España los días 25 y 26 abriendo para Blues Pills y Kadavar.
La banda fue fundada por músicos experimentados a principios de 2015, con la idea principal de tocar versiones populares (o no tanto) de blues rock por clubes pequeños, sólo para probar sobre el terreno, cultivar sus sonidos y mantenerse en forma. Y lo que comenzó como una pequeña idea resultó ser una gran aventura.
Sin planificación alguna, las canciones salieron de manera natural entre septiembre y diciembre del 2015 y que culminó en una sesión de estudio en el Ámsterdam Recording Company en enero de 2016, que fue grabado por Igor Wouters en tan sólo cinco días.
Just ‘cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town (2016)
Todos los instrumentos fueron grabados en vivo, mientras que lose amplificadores y altavoces se miscrofonearon de manera nattural. De forma intencionada, no hay doblajes o ediciones de este disco.
El álbum resultante “Just ‘cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town” (“Sólo porque tienes el mono de la espalda no significa que el circo ha salido de la ciudad"), y el propio grupo, mezclado por Guido Aalbers en Giesound y masterizado por Andy Vandette en el Engine Room Audio.
Stray Train abrirá los conciertos de Kadavar y Blues Pills el 25/10 en la Joy Eslava de Madrid, y el 26 de octubre en la Sala Apolo de Barcelona.
The songs of Stray Train sounds like an elegant Rock where I can detect Blues, Hard Rock. A mix of styles that results on the personal sound of your music. But, what are really your musical influences?
Well, each one of us has its own idols…from ZZ Top ‘till Guns ‘n’ Roses. Probably that is the reason that our music sounds as it sounds.
Only a year on the road and an album in the market, how has it been this first year life of the band?
So far it is been fantastic. We came together like year and a half ago, composed, recorded and released our first record and now we are touring whole Europe as part off great package. What more can we ask for? :)
What's your inspiration when making your songs?
Musically it happens without any plan. It is just five of us jammin’ in our band room. Lyrically it is about life and own experiences.
Are you completed your expectations with your first album “Just ‘cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town”? What do you expect from this album?
We did not have any expectations when we made record. So it is now. We would just like to play for as many people as possible.
What do we will see and enjoy in your live concerts?
You will see band that loves what it does. It is honest, it is raw and with lot of passion and love for what we do.
Is this your first time in Spain? What do you think about the Spanish crowd? What do expect from them?
Yes, it is our first time in Spain. We do not think anything at the moment since we never played for Spanish crowd but we do expect them to be passionate and to have that temperament that Spain is known for.
What are your plans for this current year 2016 and next 2017? We assume that you will touring around clubs and festivals. Can you advance anything to us? Any important event?
After this tour we will concentrate on making our next record. We are half way through composing process and will record it in February 2017. Album release is set for June 2017 and we will for sure do small spring tour in 2017 and play some summer festivals. Bigger tour for autumn 2017 is also in making.
Do you think the digital world will end with music as we know it today? What do you think is the future of music?
Hard question…digital has its own benefits. I do not see it as evil future of music is same as it always was…bands has to make good music and try to break new grounds. Simple as that.
What is your best memory about music?
Hearing Black Sabbath for the first time.
How is a normal day in the life of a member of Stray Train?
Well I think it is different for every band member. My day is all about music, whether as festival promoter or as stray train member I am into music 24/7.
What do you think about the current economic and social situation in Spain, Europe and in the World in general?
Have no opinion on that. I am trying to keep myself out of things that I have no influence on solver.
Wander Man (2016)
Could you tell us about...
... A book?:
In search of miraculous
... A movie?:
... A song?:
I’m afraid of Americans, David Bowie
... An album?:
... A group or soloist?:
Tool / David Bowie
... A hobby?:
Cooking vegan food