What are your names?
We are John, George, Paul and Ringo.
How did you come up with the bands name?
Our connection with the Italian mob was a big part of the inspiration behind it 😛
What is your genre of music?
It’s been pejoratively called music for neo-hippies. We just call it nusixties just to get on their nerves.
Give us a little bio about you.
When we were young we started writing happy tunes, now that we are still young we are still writing happy tunes, so somewhere between all this happiness and souvlaki, Mobvibe was born as a way to express our reaction to all the doom and gloom that surrounds us.
What made you go into music?
A shared passion for each other’s talent in chess, fishing and strumming the guitar in a not always politically correct fashion
Are you a signed?
We have started our own label called The Nusixties Revolution Records, I don’t think that qualifies us as a signed band. It’s enough to pretend we are signed though until a big label comes and asks us “hey, you signed or what” – “hell noooo!”
You set to release your debut EP ‘The Nusixties Invasion: Part 1’ , tell us more about the single.
It’s basically our 4 greatest songs packed in a small EP, like cold squeezed orange juice on a hot summer day at the beach, but with natural fiber removed through the strainer cause it’s more classy that way. We’ve written lots of tunes since we formed but figured four of the best should be enough to show the world that we have NOT been smoking pot while locked at the studio all these long hours.
What is the meaning behind the Ep.
It’s our motto, to wake up the hippie dancer inside you. You know you’ve got one if you put on Desire and your hips start to move involuntarily.
What was the writing process like?
Tedious to be frank, until we figured out our unique sound, nusixties, we spend countless hours tweaking this and that. Now we just plug in and write a new song in under 2 hours.
What was the recording process like?
Same as the writing process, we have our own recording/rehearsal studio so it happens at the same time, we record what we are writing and if it comes out good we release it. At least in theory that’s the plan for the new songs going forward after The Nusixties Invasion. It keeps us motivated and seems to be working well as an instant reward, as opposed to the 2 years it took us to finish each song for the first EP. Our fans visiting us at the studio during our rehearsals, which are open to all, seem to love the chance to be there while the new songs are being written and recorded. It’s not just for the free beer, I think, right?
Who did you work with on the EP?
It’s all us. I (Chris) did the recording, mixing, production and mastering. I don’t have a life, basically.
Will we see any music videos with this EP?
Certainly yes, but I don’t wanna have anything to do with it! We’re on the lookout for indie directors who are interested in time travel, ie, capture the innocence of the sixties in juxtaposition to the deafening noise of the current times. Know any?
Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?
We’re looking to do shows outside of Greece, looking for the right people to help us do that. A tour would be i-d-e-a-l. Apart from that we are having a great time throwing small concerts at our studio in front of small audiences of 50 people, as a preparation for bigger shows as opportunities arise.
If so where will you be heading?
Woodstock, if we can get this fricking time machine to work. Joking aside, UK would be our first choice for shows or a tour.
What else can we expect in 2019?
An album. shhhh!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists? We dream of Nusixties actually becoming a music scene of its own, so we’d like to invite other artists with similar retro aesthetics to join us in our gigs, record label or simply hang out together in true hippie spirit. We always have a plan for a “Nusixties Festival” at the corner of our minds, happening as soon as the right bands show an interest in the idea of limitless sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Yes, as above, hit us up at email@example.com or message us at https://www.facebook.com/mobvibe
Do you play any instruments?
George K. plays the bass, Panos plays the drums, George C. plays a guitar and I, Chris, I too play a guitar. Sometimes I play the fool.
Who are your influences?
The Beatles, Sex Pistols and DJ Tiesto.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Daily oppression. It’s all around us.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
We’re stuck in a time loop, this is the 2nd time we’re living the 1960-2019 era. There is a glitch in board PA1E we can’t fix. We’ll redo this interview if we manage to break the current iteration, otherwise in 5 years we’ll be back in 1964 again, you already know what happened back then.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Sometimes we go fishing, go on a picnic, during the winter we go out a lot. Out of a 6 hour rehearsal, we spent the first couple of hours at nearby bars. It’s all about preparation.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Personally, it was Hey Jude by The Beatles. The ending choir got me into the mindset that music sounds better with friends.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To stick at it.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
To stick at it.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Never give up. Try to stick at it. At any cost.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Our studio during an open rehearsal! It’s magic! Then out for booze at Ladadika till the sun rises.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? If the tour lasts less than a month, home. If more, I really can’t tell!
2/ Who do you see first? My family
3/What do you eat first? Feta cheese!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Chris: Chewing gum, Halls, 1 Red Bull, 2 big bottles of water, dry clothes.