What are your names?
Rita Csanyi, Soma Sashegyi, Daniel Kocsis, George Havasi-Hollanda
What is the band’s name?
How did you come up with the band’s name?
When I was in uni I had to come up with a name for my songwriting final project. Since I have Armenian roots I thought it would be really cool to have an armenian name that has meaning. Anahit in the Armenian mythology is the goddess of wisdom, water and fertility. I really liked it so this is why I chose this name
What is your genre of music?
We like to call it honest and ironic pop spiced with some r&b and electronica.
Give us a little bio about you.
At the start of the project Rita experimented on her own, forming the shape of the band’s sound. It didn’t take long for George (guitar) and Soma (keyboard, music production) to join. The lineup later on in 2019 was completed by Daniel, the band’s beloved drummer. During the last two years they have achieved a fair bit of international success: They have worked together with British musician and producer anatu on two tracks: “what are we” and „lonely”. Since its birth, “lonely” got onto numerous European radio playlists, most notably in France, Austria, Italy, Lithuania and Germany among many others. They opened the year 2020 with a concert in London where they’ve been invited to play at The Lexington. Two of their latest releases ‘Heart Alive’ and I Want Your Ice Cream is currently getting major airplay on international radios.
What made you go into music?
My first heartbreak. I realised that through songwriting I can express my deepest feelings and fears. That power and energy made me fall in love with music for the rest of my life.
Who are your influences?
My main musical influences are Florence + The Machine, RITUAL, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, James Blake, Erykah Badu.
Are you signed?
You released your new single ‘Don’t Text Me’, tell us more about the single.
This is one of those typical break up songs that you can cry and dance to. I think it’s fun, energetic and catchy but also has deep feelings that everyone can relate to.
What is the meaning behind the single?
The meaning is: if you are only here to play with me and break my heart then please just get out of my life cause I do not have the energy for this
What was the writing and recording process like?
While writing the lyrics I had a lot of fun. I built the whole concept around a strawberry pie and that gave me some cool metaphors. When I was done with the lyrics and vocal melody the band created a really cool beat around it. The whole process was so natural.:)
Describe the track in two words.
Cry , Laugh
Who did you work with on the single?
We worked together as a band.
Will we see a Music video for ‘Don’t Text Me’, what can we expect from the creative process?
We decided to make a lyric video for this song. The whole video is like a letter that someone wrote to their ex or someone who broke their heart.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
Right now we’re releasing singles almost every month, so probably by the end of the year these songs will make an album.:)
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
We’ll be touring in Hungary mainly this year. But We really hope that soon we’ll be able to have gigs in Poland and the UK again.
What else can we expect in 2022?
Loads of new songs, gigs, summer festivals and fun contents on social media.
Will we see any collaborations and if so can you tell us more about them?
We always love to collaborate with other artists this year we’re planning on releasing at least 2 songs that are featuring other artists from our genre.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years I like to see myself having loads of gigs and tours all across Europe, and having a solid and big fanbase.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Success only comes if you learn to fail a 1000 times.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My in-ear-monitors, my mic, my special bottle of water for the stage, my good luck ring and my makeup.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?