What are your names?
Enzo – vocals
Luca Bi – bass
Luca I. – drums
Thomas – guitar
What is the band’s name?
Why Everyone Left
How did you come up with the band’s name?
We took it from the Real Friends’ song “Dirty Water”. It’s also about the fact that when we formed this band back in 2013, we were all coming from the ashes of other bands, everyone in our local scene was quitting music at the time, except for us.
What is your genre of music and sound?
We play Pop Punk! We mix catchy and bouncy choruses with huge guitar riffs (as you can hear in our new single “Bouch”), we feel pretty close to the modern mainstream Pop Punk bands like State Champs or Neck Deep.
What made you go in to music?
Back in the day Green Day definetely changed my life, I randomly heard them on tv and I said “I wanna play guitar”.
Are you a signed artist?
Not yet, we’ve always been independent on all our releases.
You released the single ‘Bouch’ ,tell us more about it…
This is the first song I wrote for the new record, I really wanted to make something different and new for us, and I think this song has been the perfect starting point for the whole EP.
I wanted to give a little less space to the riffs (except for the huge bouncing one at the beginning) and a little more space to the vocals and other stuff, like the poppy beat in the second verse.
I (Enzo) directed the video and all I wanted was to make one that matched perfectly with the song, so not the usual playback stuff, it kinda looks more like a hip hop video! Plus Luca Zecchi made it perfect with those drawings.
What was the writing and recording process like for Bouch?
I (Enzo) wrote and pre-produced the song and the other mates loved it. The recording process for Bouch has been pretty long, I recorded bass and guitars by myself, then we went to record vocals at the Fusix Studio in Turin, and then we went to Zeta Factory Studio in Carpi to record the drums. Seb Barlow(Neck Deep, As It Is, WSTR) mixed it and I mastered it. It took a really long time but we love the result, it’s our best job for sure.
You are also gearing up to release your EP which is called ‘ This Is Not A Test’, tell us more about the EP…
“This Is Not A Test” is actually a lyric from the first single “Bouch”. As the title of the EP, it means that we just want to be taken seriously out there, especially out of our country. I think we finally found our way with this EP. The previous ones were too heterogeneous, this time there’s a connection from start to finish.There’s a lot about that “pissed off” feeling on it, plus a really fun song about getting drunk and falling in love. I hope listeners will have a good time with the fun songs like Whiskey & Coke, and I hope they’ll feel better and less lonely during their hard times with the sad songs like Dead Inside.
Describe each track in two words.
Pick You Up: fast, angry
Stand By: groovy, poppy
Bouch: bouncy, huge
Whiskey & Coke: fun, party
Dead Inside: deep, sad
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning? If so where are you thinking of heading?
We have the release party November 17th in Parma at the Pop Punk Mosh Party, plus we’re planning an italian tour and some foreign tour we cannot talk about now! But we’re 100% we’ll hit Europe and UK on the next months.
What else can we expect from you this year?
We’re already working on the new video for the second single. But we will be around playing gigs for the most of the time, anywhere possible! That’s what we love.
Who are your influences?
In this last couple of years I’ve been hugely influenced by State Champs and their record “Around The World And Back”, I love the way they write and how Derek sings. I think (I hope!) people will feel that influence on the record. Seb Barlow made a awesome job trying to get what we were looking for!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I just try to put my feelings into the lyrics, I mainly talk about the hard times cause I know everyone has them, and I think we all feel better knowing there’s someone who felt just like us, don’t we?
Where do you see yourselves in 5 Years?
Hopefully still touring around the world! It can be tiring and hard for relationships, but it’s the best feeling ever.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We’re all involved in the music industry. We all record and produce music for other artists, plus I am a videomaker.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Probably Fat Lip by Sum 41, I still think that song is a masterpiece, and I never heard something that good in this music genre. It has rap parts, bouncy parts, fast and super catchy choruses and a slow bridge. It’s like the perfect pop punk song!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Work hard, and don’t look for shortcuts. Do what you want but always think about the consequences of your choices, think about that BEFORE, so you won’t regret anything.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Sure it is! We live in Modena, the city of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, balsamic vinegard, parmesan cheese. We have the best food and the best cars in the world!
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