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Sunday, February 13, 2022

BARMUDAS - Every Day Is Saturday Night

A little while ago, AREA PIRATA Records released the debut full length album of BARMUDAS and the finding is plain and simple: these days, all the good rock'n'roll bands with the perfect early seventies sound seem to come from Italy. 

So if - like this blog- you think that the best grooves around are the ones produced by the likes of Giuda, Faz Waltz or Mad Rollers, check out this quartet from Firenze.

 Time for this blog to talk to King-Dom, the guitar slinger of the BARMUDAS!

1) For the viewers of this blog who would not know you, What would you tell about BARMUDAS to introduce yourselves? How long are you guys together as a band?  Who is playing what instrument in the band nowadays? 

Hi guys , for us Barmudas isn’t just a band. We consider it is something Closer to a state of mind: The Free State of Barmudas! The band’s name comes from the Barmudas district in Florence’s old town, an imaginary triangular neighborhood, still unknown to the hordes of hungry zombie-tourists looking for cheap Italian food, style and art; a place infested and haunted with outsiders, losers, boozers, and strange people with poor taste in look, music and artistic stuff (often disappearing into the void after passing the night getting high in the area).  From the strictly musical point of view we play together since 2017. Here’s the line up:  

Smendock : Microphone screamer and Zombie Teacher 

Luca Nacker: Bass howler and Digital Outlaw 

King-Dom : Guitar griller and Zombie Teacher 

Zak : Skins beater , Roadrunner and Taxi Driver 

2) About the "Every Day Is Saturday Night" full length record,  what can you tell about the recording process? Was this a "live" in the studio recording or a track by track recording with lots of overdubs? 

We recorded "EVERY day is SATURDAY night " in Siena, in The same studio we used for the last 7 inches single "Rock The Barmudas". We felt very at ease there the first time around so we decided to go back for the recordings sessions of our full length album. We Also reserved the same restaurant in which we ate the last time.  Food and drinks play an essential role in our recording process. Basically we played live all the tunes in just one day and recorded the main core of the album, then we used the remaining two days to overdub choruses, and some guitar licks. We also had a lot of fun recording  a real cocktail shaker and the motor engine of an old Ciao Piaggio. Then we passed the tracks to our friend and brother Nico, who made a brilliant work in mixing the record that sounds awesome. 

3) Do you guys use the nowadays recording technology or do you only work with analog machines in analog studios?

This is stuff that we should ask our producer but he's not available these days.

4) Is there a main composer in the band or is everybody involved in one way or another?

Everyone is involved in the creative process. Someone comes with an idea that can be a riff, a melodic line or just a title with some lines and then we work on it together until we’re satisfied with the result.

5) What is your favorite topic/topic that comes easily when you write the lyrics to a new song?

The main topics of our songs deal mostly with the night life in the Barmudas, we sing about bars, drinks, parties, love and friendship, the few things we know well. We don't try to look smarter then we really are.

6) How would you describe the music BARMUDAS are playing? Is it glam-rock/Bovver Rock? Or do you consider that it's way more than that?

We play what comes out of our heads and our fingers without making any plan. The result is a glittered shiny cheap mixture of wild Rock N  Roll and killer Ass-shaking tunes. We like  to call it Beer Punk

7) Do you have a new video on youtube featuring a track from the LP??


 We have Two videos out. The first is Rock The Barmudas that testifies the explosion of The BArmudasMania in our district, The second is "EVERY day is SATURDAY night" Made with SHOTS of some of our friends drinking, cheering and shouting the title of the song, some of them in their homes  in their troubled lock down days. Each video was shot with a budget of just 99 cents.  

8) What can concert goers expect at a concert of BARMUDAS? Are you playing any famous
cover songs during the gig? 

During our Gigs we play mostly our own songs from the latest record and some outtakes. Sometimes we play some covers from bands we love, like The Boys,  The Heartbreakers, Sham 69 among others. It is not unusual for us to also play some brand new tune to see how people react to the new material. 

9) Are there any bands in Italy today you consider yourself close to, musically speaking?

In Italy in the last few years we have a bunch of pretty good bands that play amazing  rock 'n' roll like Giuda, Faz Waltz, Mad Rollers among the others but every band is different and has got its own unique style and attitude. We truly appreciate bands like The Dirtiest, TV Shock, The Asteroids (because they feature ourselves in the line up). Actually there are a lot of Italian bands that we love also because we had the opportunity to share the stage with them or because we often meet at our or their concerts: The Cogs, Movie Star Junkies, Barsexuals, Offesi, Female Trouble, Trip Takers, Toni Crimine, Trip Hill, The Devil Town, No Deal, X Nipples, Haywire Desire, No Deal, even if they don't play our kinda stuff.  

10) What are the plans for 2022 as far as BARMUDAS are concerned? Are you gonna tour Europe to promote the record?

By now, due to covid restrictions, we 're playing just a few Gigs in Italy, not so many as we wanted to. We already have 2 concerts scheduled  for May in Liverpool and we're planning to tour France and Sardinia in the coming summer.

11) Anything you wanna add?

Thanks a lot for your interest and we hope to see you guys soon somewhere on a stage or in front of it! cheers!


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