September 19, 2017 |

Weesp take on the A-Z challenge!

Weesp take on the A-Z challenge!

September 19, 2017 |

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Belarus alternative metallers Weesp are working on their 10th album which is set for release in 2018! Bassist Dmitry 'Mi' Budko took some time out to take us into the world of Weesp by taking on our A-Z challenge!

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:

Metallica - One

Best Rider You have Ever Had:

We were touring across Latvia and had a gig in Liepāja. It was awesome - unlimited buzz, food and girls))) The gig was packed tight as well.

Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

There are a lot of stories. Every tour is different and got a lot of fun.

Here is the story our guitar player Mike tells every time:

Lex (vocals) loves to climb on stuff that stand on the scene. It might be amplifiers, drums, loudspeakers, etc.

The most wild and funny climbing was when we were playing our show in Zyrardow (the void tour 2016 in Poland). We played in a club with balconies you know, where audience can watch the show from 2nd floor. And I don’t know why but during one of our songs Lex decided to climb to the 2nd floor straight from the scene using amplifiers for it.

That was awesome. The funniest thing was when he didn’t even have an idea how to get off from there. Finally he made it accompanied by Gul’s circus style snare roll.

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

Few lines from the speech on one of the newest songs:

I can remember myself before

Eager to feel, to touch everything

As if life was on the end of my fingertips

This endless hustle, a rat run

Trying to seem like somebody else,

Trying do something that will be appreciated

As if it actually matters

After all, the only thing important

Is who you are,

And that’s it
Being somebody.

I think it’s the only way to be really free.

For me, it’s just being

The one who is

Staring at the sun.

Easiest Song You Wrote:

I think it’s “Waves” from “The Void” album. Stak (our synth guy) prepared his part for one of other songs on the album (I don’t remember which one exactly) and it sounded not good in that song, but was very good when sounded alone. So we decided to duplicate synth with guitars and do not change anything. So we did this song in a week or so, then few weeks polishing - and here we go.

Favourite Song In Your Set:

For “The Void” it is “Charcoal And Chalk” and “Everything Burns” done in collaboration with Cory Brandan of Norma Jean.

Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On Your Record:

As I mentioned we already did few tracks with Cory Brandan of Norma Jean and it was super awesome. We also recorded with a lot of session musicians - string trio, harper, choirs, etc.

I dream to have Trent from NIN or Scott from Neurosis featured, maybe some day...

Hardest Thing About Being In A Band:

Touring in western Europe during winter when there’s tons of snow and is super cold.

Also hangovers after afterparties and going to the next gig next day.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:

Me and Stak are twins. I play a bass guitar and he plays synth.  

Jokes You Have In The Band:

We are talking with swears only.

Key To Writing a Song:

You need to be yourself, let your feelings go outside. You shall not try to make a song for somebody, the right audience, etc. Instead of it you need to put maximum sincerity in it.

We usually compose songs together, at the studio. Sometimes it’s fast and inspired. Sometimes it’s pain in the ass with fights and loud swearing. Good thing is that we stay friends despite our opinion often differs.

We get an inspiration from the life around us. Mostly from the negative sides of it, but it does happen some positive stories out there. Our last album - The Void is inspired by personal experiences and a great upheavals of each of us. Although there are positive notes in it as well.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:

It was last Saturday. We have traveled 18 hours one way to play a large open air festival in Ukraine. It was awesome crowd, awesome stage, so definitely worth it.