Austrian punk-rock band Mudfight speak to Loudstuff…

How would you describe your music?

As a mix of 90s punk-rock, feel good vibes and modern rock! We’ve got punchy drums, catchy basslines and fierce guitar riffs and solos! 

Many people describe our sound as a mix of Green Day, AC/DC, Nirvana and The Ramones! 

Tell us about the history of the project 

I basically founded the band because I wanted to make the kind of music that I truly love!

I asked Dominik if he would like to play drums and we formed our first band, Scumbag!

The guitarists changed a lot over time until we met Alex in our hometown.

We talked a lot about rock music and the next day he joined as our new guitarist!

What are your influences/ musical heroes? 

We all listen to different kinds of rock music; therefore, we have a wide range of influences! 

I am a diehard fan of Green Day! I also like many other bands like: Blink-182, Sum41, Nirvana, Primus, Mötley Crüe and so on…

Alex is a hardcore AC/DC fan, who also loves Bad Religion and the Descendents!

Dominik is more of an alternative rock fan; his favourite band is Billy Talent!

We produce rock music with punk vibes, that’s the best way to describe our influences! 

What inspires you?

Breath-taking concerts, new music from our favourite artists and most of all, life experiences we had to get through! 

Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?

We basically write all the time. If there is an idea in my mind, I will take out my phone and record the melody by humming it into the microphone! If I have a good line in my head, I will write it down on my digital notes! 

At the next rehearsal, we try to put everything together with our combined ideas, until we have a finished song!

What is your favourite song to perform live?

Our upcoming track Flash in the Pan! It is a very fast melodic punk track, which is pure fun for all of us! 

By the way, you can pre order our upcoming EP (Out on 12th of June, 2020 on SBÄM Records) via the link in our instagram bio @mudfightband

By doing so, you get the chance to win some merch! 😉 check it out! ^^

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

For me personally, that would be supporting Green Day, even if it was just for one single show! 

For all of us, it would be a tour with one of our other musical heroes like, AC/DC, Blink-182, Bad Religion, NOFX or a band like that!

What are your current thoughts on the music industry?

I think the music industry is currently at a point, where DIY can be very influential! There are many great independent artists, who have a worldwide influence and are topping the charts! That is something that wouldn’t have been that easy a few years ago!

Since streaming is dominating the music market, it got harder to sell records. In return we got the worldwide networking, which makes it easier than ever before to reach people all over the world! 

There are always advantages and disadvantages! Currently the CoViD-19 pandemic is probably the most problematic development for the music industry, let’s see what happens after…! 

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

We haven’t been on a real tour before, but we made a private release party for our latest single, on which many shady things happened. We don’t want to go into detail, but it was loads of fun!

What are your future plans?

We would love to play shows on big festivals and meet new people!

We already have plans for the next release, but we will keep them secret for now.

Lets see what we’ll achieve with our upcoming EP Safe Zone, we are very optimistic and we can’t wait to see the reaction from you guys!

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