Thanks: „Mountains don’t give a fuck“ (part 2)

(c) George Barberis

mokant.at: What motivates you in your own lives?
Jimi: Music, good books, good jokes, travel, introspection, community.

mokant.at: Since our last interview many Austrian bands have emerged. Which Austrian musicians, who are still alive, do you know and have listened to?
Jimi: Giantree, Steaming Satellites, Dust Covered Carpet

mokant.at: When you think of the Austrian music scene (as a whole), which is the first genre that pops into your head?
Jimi: Electronic music.

mokant.at: Most international bands who come to Austria play only one concert, usually in Vienna. Why are you playing at six different venues in Austria?
Jimi: When you’re a smaller band, you need as much exposure as you can get. So we like to play as much as possible when we’re here.

mokant.at: Does it feel the same when you play a concert in America compared to Austria or Europe in general?
Jimi: Not really.

mokant.at: Is the audience a different one?
Jimi: The audience is a lot better in Europe, more engaged, more fun.

mokant.at: How are they more engaged? What are some of the characteristics that you appreciate the most?
Jimi: We love that people wanna dance and actually look like they’re enjoying the show.

mokant.at: Do you feel more comfortable when playing in a big venue for hundreds, maybe thousands of people, or do you prefer more private concerts and why?
Jimi: It’s more about the audience than the size of the venue. Size doesn’t matter, it’s the motion in the ocean.

mokant.at: What is your feel-good song? The one song that always puts you in a good mood?
Jimi: Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks.
mokant.at: Which artist had the most influence on you and your life?
Jimi: We all have such different influences, it’s so hard to pin down one that we all agree upon. But definitely not Garth Brooks.
mokant.at: What is one of your guilty pleasure songs that always has you dancing in the shower?
Jimi: Well, it’s definitely a guilty pleasure, and it’s another country song called Pontoon by Little Big Town. So silly, so fun.

Titelbild: (c) George Barberis


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Sophie Minihold ist als Redakteurin für mokant.at tätig und studiert Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft in Wien. In ihrer Freizeit ist sie auf Konzerten zu finden. Derzeitiges Lieblingslied: Beirut - No No No

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