Søndag talk to Loud-Stuff about inspiration, missing playing live, and troubles with the Polish Police.
How would you describe your music?
Hey there! Nice to meet you guys, Marcello from Søndag here.
Søndag’s sound can be described as groovy and Heavy: “low-tuned rock”.
The most curious thing about our songs is that we use quite heavy tunings, in some riffs the guitars plays the same octave of the bass.
Above all, we always try to keep up the groovy riffs along with trippy atmospheres and catchy refrains!
Tell us about the history of the project?
Søndag was born from the ashes of the band Edema, in which Marcello, Marco Benedetti and Riccardo.
Lovotti were playing some kind of extreme metal.
After a short break, we decided to continue the project with another name and the intention to make something completely different, experimenting new instruments and new sound textures.
We started as a trio, but we suddenly felt the need of a singer, so we called Ric.
We developed our sound by using three bass guitars in our songs: an actual bass, a Fender VI and an 8 guitar.
We have released 1 EP, 2 albums and 3 singles so far, and in the last few years we toured a lot all around Europe.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
My personal hero is Fredrik Thordendal from Meshuggah: I’ve always loved his ideas in music and his personal riffing style.
Speaking about bands instead: Deftones, Alice in chains, Bring me the horizon, Nine inch nails.
What inspires you?
It’s really hard to say; I have ups and downs when it comes to writing new stuff I rehearse on my own… but eventually I just need a small push and remember that I enjoy playing an instrument more than anything else.
That sensation you feel when you are playing is something you can’t describe with words: it simply charms you.
When you go back into the mood, the inspiration of writing new stuff comes on its own.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Usually Riccardo and I write down some riffs that simply come to our minds in the most unpredictable moments, and then we meet in Riccardo’s studio here in Piacenza to record the ideas on a PT project, trying to shape them into songs.
The riffs of Trendsetter (our last single before Titans) came to me when I was driving back home late at night after work.
In order to write them down, I had to pull over and ‘sing’ them on my smartphone recorder… otherwise (since I’ve got a really bad memory) they would have simply faded away after a few minutes.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
I speak for myself obviously, but I would go with Half.
Man I miss playing live.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Being the opener band for a dream tour like Bring Me the Horizon and Deftones, would be like the best thing I could achieve in a lifetime 😊
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
Things have changed a lot in the last years; I grew up with cassettes and cd’s, now it’s all about being strong on social networks and doing a lot of streams.
I personally don’t like so much what the music industry has become in the recent years, but honestly there’s nothing we can do about it if we want to even get noticed in the ocean of bands trying to stand among the others.
Also, this pandemic thing is hitting very hard the live industry, hopefully there will be like a return to some kind of normalcy in the upcoming future, but I don’t think It will be like it used to be.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
A lot of them can’t be told… you know 😊
I remember being almost arrested by the Polish police because late at night we wanted to eat a sandwich and drink a beer in the city centre of krakow parking in a prohibited parking lot, certainly falls into the “weirdest” category.
In the “funniest” ones I would definitely put: getting wasted as shit with some super-weird guys in the former kitchens of an old pizzeria in Germany in the middle of a techno-rave party in a day off on tour. I remember that night as some of the best moments we had on tour, hehehehe.
What are your future plans?
I sincerely hope that our fanbase will expand considerably, thus allowing us to get noticed by big booking agencies in order to support bigger bands on tour and trigger a chain mechanism that makes us play more and more!
Take a look to our last single ‘Titans here:
And be sure to check out our social medias too:
Thanks again guys!