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INTERVIEW: Alt-rock duo Ground Poppy Honey Milk

Hi Ground Poppy Honey Milk, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’re fine thanks. It’s a pleasure for us to present our band through your magazine. Our album and videos were released after a lot of great efforts and devotion as well. The completion of a work is always vital.

Can you talk to us more about your latest video ‘Last Lost Hours’?

The song is part of our new album “Nowhere Now Here”. It’s about the end of a love full of joy, pain and madness at the same time.

If you love, sometimes, pain and joy almost seem to overlap each other and the result is a kind of insanity that confuses and slowly destroys everything around itself. This is what happens for us in the “last lost hours”.

The atmosphere created in the video fully represents the title and the meaning of the song.

A decaying and foggy scenery, just like the moment in which you realize that you’re wasting and spoiling time living in incoherence.

Did any event in particular inspire the video?

We wanted to tell the story of this song that could represent our style and to be as close as possible to the music sound.

Then we met Greta Di Iacovo and Ray Sperlonga at Kinorama Studio, and we realized that they were the right guys to do this with.

How was the recording and writing process of the track?

We just said… hey we are in the mood! So we built up the frame and the heart of the song, only piano, guitar and voice with a simple drum-loop as the main beat.

This song, as the entire album, has been produced by Yaron Fuchs.

We decided to record all the drums with Neil Dorfsman at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck (NY). The whole record features Nir Z on drums.

Any plans to hit the road?

We hope to plan some live-shows after the summer, before the end of the year.

What else is happening in Ground Poppy Honey Milk’s world?

We are constantly writing new songs and waiting for any minimum element that can be depicted.

Who is your musical inspiration?

In terms of sound aesthetics and sound research, the greatest inspiration comes from the Nine Inch Nails.

We also love the interpretative intensity and personality of Nick Cave.

Paulie is more for the new wave scene and some dark wave acts of the 90’s. Daniele is more for the old Blues expression.

What music video do you have on repeat?

The Blues work songs, listened to especially at night, in bed. Fat Boy Slim, Weapon of choice.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?

P.J. Harvey, for her tasty and raw elegance.

Siouxsie Sioux, for the artistic courage.

As a young artist, Caterina Barbieri, for the way sound is treated as a concept.

Does the new track mean we can expect new material in 2019?

The next step is to release an alternative acoustic version of one of our favorite songs of the Album. We liked the idea of rebuilding it with a different approach, following the evolution of the sound of the next record we are working on.

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