Q1 – Who is in your band?
Q2 – What is your take on your own sound?
Donovan: A hybrid of a lot of bands that have influenced us in recent times. Progressive pop music.
Sergio: It’s hard to have my own take on the sound I help produce. I tend to really only be able to get that perspective after the record has been out a year or two. As of now, I would maybe say it’s an attempt to showcase our natural musical writing instincts, which tend to be a little more chaotic in our other/previous bands, and calm it down so it’s not so chaotic and a little bit more controlled. Or to be a little bit more visual. sometimes our music feels like a Kandinsky painting, while our other bands feel like a Jackson Pollock.
Q3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?
Donovan: Misleading the Story.
Sergio: Gemini or Hoxton, since those feel like they’re encapsulating of our overall sound, at least for now.
Q4 – What is the plan for 2020?
Donovan: More shows, international and national. And new music.
Sergio: More shows and new music, god willing. More insane travel and sleepless nights in studios.
Q5 – What is the one song you wish you wrote?
Donovan: Not a song, but lots of Oscar Wilde quotes.
Sergio: Futile Devices by Sufjan Stevens
Q6 – What three bands inspired or continue to inspire you the most?
Donovan: Head Automatica, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria
Sergio: Led Zeppelin, for when I was a kid. At the Drive-In for when I was a teenager. Dance Gavin Dance and Coheed for their continued longevity and push even through tough times.
Q7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?
Donovan – All the normal streaming sites.
Sergio: All the normal and abnormal streaming sites.
Q8 – If your band was an animal, what would it be and why?
Donovan: We are animals.
Sergio: I think I would be a Red Panda, and Donny would be a Pteropus, which is a genus of megabats, which are among the largest in the world. Nova Charisma live shows would consist of a zookeeper attempting to contain us, but unsuccessfully doing so, quitting on stage with a mic in hand, laughing at his own misery and the absurdity of this all.