INTRODUCING PROGRESSIVE GRUNGE FIVE PIECE ‘UNDERWING’, WE GOT CHATTING THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘PARAGON’, EP MAKING AND MORE. GIVE IT A READ.

What are your names?
Enyeto: In alphabetic order: Enyeto Kotori, Jesper Murphy, Joachim Walle Michalsen, Magnus Christiansen and Thomas Myhren.

What is the band’s name?
Enyeto: Underwing, nothing more, nothing less

How did you come up with the band’s name?
Enyeto: I came across the Pink Underwing moth, from the Catocala Concumbens species. With its mask, metaphors and mystic appearance, it became clear to me that I’m able to use all this as our creative soil, bringing us endless inspiration and a stronger connection to nature. The analogies to our own psyche not only in name, but defence mechanisms are plenty

What made you go into music?
Enyeto: I hear you. I was young and hungry for the rock, man. I had to learn from ancient methods to unlock some sacred doors within me. I felt like escaping the clutches of this oppressive system, so I went on a journey to find some other land.
Jesper: It’s the only thing I really can do. Guess that made it an easy choice.

Are you a signed?
Enyeto: Pinecone Records. Our ol’ trusty…

Your latest single ‘Paragon’ is out, tell us more about the album.
Enyeto: As this is a live release of a song featured on our debut EP, there’s no album. But what I can say, is that this monstrous song was made to show Underwings harder, more progressive sound. The debut; Kaela Upsweep, was a five tracker with a huge genre span. Paragon was the middle piece holding it all together.

What is the meaning behind the Single?
Enyeto: Paragon is an introspective analysis of one’s thoughts and emotions during meditation. Where some sort of dialog with a higher consciousness emerges after accepting flaws from within.

Describe the track in two words.
Enyeto: Eight minutes.

What was the writing process like?
Enyeto: This song was really fun to write. I didn’t have a mission, I just had two riffs and some falsetto madness going on. This was the longest songs I’d written at the time, and I remember being really anxious whether the structure would work or not. It’s still holding up, so I guess it’s fine… Let’s make longer songs.

What was the recording process like?
Enyeto: It’s been so long, man, I don’t remember. It was probably hot, inspiring, devastating and in retrospect, really funny.
Jesper: The concert where we recorded it was the release for our last EP Spirals. That was definitely hot and inspiring. I suppose to some extent devastating and funny could describe the aftermath.

You also released a music video for the single, what was the creative process like for you.
Enyeto: Well, it’s more like a live video this time, because it’s a live song, you know? When we’ve got the footage, it’s mostly just clipping and dragging for several hours to be honest. Yes, we do all our editing inhouse.

Jesper: One of the great things about editing our own live videos is that you really have a chance to capture and convey the energy of the night. It’s an amazing way to relive the experience.

Tell us more about your Ep and the making process.
Enyeto: Our first EP? Kaela Upsweep? It might not be that interesting seeing we’ve released a new EP this year… It’s called Spirals. So, I’ll just tell you about Spirals. The second EP, four songs, each song represents an element. Water, Earth, Fire, Wind. Each element corresponds with a feeling or emotion related to a spiralling motion within yourself. Something you’ve encountered before but forgotten. Something that keeps haunting you to accelerate learning. Important wisdom that blinds you in an attempt to lure you away from your true mission. Duality within, as without.


Describe each track in two words.
All Rise: Wait, what?
We Lie Awake: Hard-hitting
Spirals: Smooth, raw
Caveman: Primal groove

Who did you work with on the EP?
Jesper: Ourselves

Do you have any shows coming up?
Jesper: Always.

If so where will you be heading?
Jesper: We’ll be staying in Norway for the rest of the year. Beyond that, who knows?

What else can we expect in 2019?
Enyeto: We’re currently initiating something massive, man. This initiation will include an invitation to meet our inevitable insecurities, be it physical or mental. But I guess 2019 doesn’t hold enough time.

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
Enyeto: Saying ‘yes’ would surely cause the slow, withering death of soul.

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Enyeto: Oh yes, we’d love it. Sincerely. You’ll find us.

Do you play any instruments?

Enyeto: Give me a moment. I’m trying to see how long I can go without saying yes.
Jesper: No. Oh, wait! Yeah.

Who are your influences?
Jesper: In terms of bass playing it’s bern people like John Entwistle (The Who), Billy Gould (Faith No More), people who would play in such a way that it could carry on it’s own.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Enyeto: I’m in an endless river of creativity. It flows through me, rhythm and poetry beautifully intertwined in my DNA. It’s a way of seeing life, I guess. Everything is inspiring to me.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Jesper: On stage somewhere.

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Jesper: I serve beer.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Jesper: That’s a tough one. I can’t pick just one song, but some of the first bands were Green Day and System of a Down. Still love me some SOAD.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Enyeto: ‘’Don’t share the best advice ever given to you.’’
Jesper: «Listen to advice»

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Enyeto: ‘’Don’t share the best advice ever given to you.’’
Jesper: Listen to advice, and accept help. There are loads of people, even in your scene, who have loads more knowledge and experience than you. Don’t waste that resource.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Enyeto: ‘’Don’t always stick to a quote or saying.’’
Jesper: «The Dude abides»

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Enyeto: You probably shouldn’t… It’s not safe here man.
Jesper: Vikings. Go see the vikings.

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Enyeto: Easy, home.
Jesper: Get everybody home.
2/ Who do you see first?
Enyeto: My one and only.
Jesper: Either my beloved or our cat, Kaela.
3/What do you eat first?
Enyeto: My one and only.
Jesper: I usually don’t. I’ll probably just go to bed.


When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Enyeto: Lyrics, where I’m at, the time, to stay hydrated, myself.
Jesper: Picks, GoPro, my bass… there’s probably more, but I can’t remember. I’ve also managed to lose/forget all of those at some point.

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