Voksal are a London-based four piece that began in the Spring of 2013, with a mission to create catchy music that would please both themselves and any listeners who may bare witness to them live.
Shaped in the mould of LCD Soundsystems, The Strokes and Foals, the band wish to blend up-tempo guitar music with more progressive sounds and continually push themselves to the edge of their creative faculties.
How would you describe your music?
It’s genuinely hard to describe! It’s some kind of dancey indie rock with lots of guitars and deep vocals.
Tell us about how the history of the band?
The original formation got together through gumtree a few years ago. We recorded some demo songs in our home studio and started playing some live music mainly in East and North London.
Then we had a few changes, Dom moved from bass to guitar and Kasper and more recently Julian joined the band.
We released our first EP in 2017 and a few weeks ago our second release ‘Strange Voices’ come out. You can find it on Spotify and all other major online music platforms and remember to check out the video, it looks great!
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Lots of influences, we have very diverse music taste in the band. Just to mention some: The Strokes, Bloc Party, Metronomy, Young Fathers, Bon Iver, Queens of the Stone Age, Tame Impala, Daft Punk, Caribou
What inspires you?
Other music, live shows, our lives, our friends, and living in London
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We have quite a systematic approach. Zak comes up with the initial idea and then we work on a song for weeks during rehearsals and in the studio refining the structure, the parts and the sound.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Our latest release ‘Strange Voices’. It’s a lively, upbeat song and the audience seems to enjoy it as much as us.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Supporting of the artists we mentioned before! Or touring in Japan.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s getting better and better. Online platforms make it easier for smaller artists to get their music out and there’s lots of interesting ideas and currents floating around in music today.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
A few years ago at one of our first gigs we had a bra launched at us and landing on a guitar
What are your future plans?
Make music and release a new EP soon