Aug 02, 2012|
How did you form?
Day: Phu, Aof and I have known each other for a long time from working together making music for ads and soundtracks. I had some lyrics written up and asked them to help out with the composition. Then once I’d had some interest from Sony Music Thailand I asked them to come aboard full-time. We talked about our individual styles, started rehearsing and focused on carving out our own unique sound.
What’s with the band name?
Day: We simply took it from the phrase “rock ‘n roll.” We wanted to show that we’re steeped in rock music, but we found that just “Rock ‘N Roll” sounds too heavy, plus it’s 2012—you’ve got to mix things up.
Aof: That’s why we cut “Rock” out.
What inspired you to make music?
Day: I think anyone who ever picks up an instrument, even if it’s a ukulele, dreams of one day being a singer or musician and releasing an album of their own. Not everyone gets that opportunity, though, so I am very lucky. I’m very thankful for the chance.
How would you describe your sound?
Day: According to many of our listeners, we’re fashion-rock, in that when they listen to our songs they can’t help but think of fashion. Personally, I’d say we’re a mix of British rock, pop and a bit of dance.
Phu: We’re basically rock, though we all have different tastes, like American rock and British rock. We’re not interested in showing off our abilities, we make music that gets people thinking. And if that’s about fashion, then so be it.
Was it a conscious decision to enlist a female drummer?
Day: Well, once we had three members, all we were missing was a drummer. We thought it would be kind of cool to get a female drummer as it would give us a slightly different style. From the many drummers who auditioned, we chose Pui.
What sets your band apart from others?
Day: When we make music we don’t worry about whether we’re mainstream or not. That’s up to others to decide.
Aof: We stick to what we know, and don’t try to fit in by copying others. We’re not interested in trends. We just love playing music.
As a band, what are your biggest obstacles?
Day: Just a lack of time which can be put down to all our individual commitments.
Aof: I guess being in the right mood for making music. We can’t make music if the feelings aren’t there. It’s all about finding the impetus.