Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"

Published on October 4 2013

Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"

 

1. Could you tell us a little more about your artist name and your debut as a band ?

The main idea to set up a band was Babsi's after she had been playing the electric guitar for about six months. So she went searching for the rest of us, starting with the bassist Maxi. A couple of days later our singer Martin was asked to join the band and he also agreed immediately. Last but not least Paul, our drummer, could be discovered through numerous persons who had once heard him smashing his drums down the basement as intensively as possible. We asked – he luckily approved. 


As all of us are living in a tiny village somewhere in the Bavarian Alps we spend a lot of time out the surrounding woods nearby our homes. Thus we and our music were inspired by the natural, the spontaneous and unexpected, yet we tried to add a certain amount of modern sounds and topics. If we had to describe our music in 5 words, it would be : Woodnoscious, Atmospheric, Unsophisticated, Authentic, Thoughtful.


2. Other than the people you’re with now, if you could get any musician (living or dead), who would be in your “dream band”? 

Doubtlessly - John Frusciante with his creative and revolutionary guitar riffs and his unique background vocals.

 

Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"

 

3. You just released your first EP “You and Me and the Moment” on Jamendo. What stories and messages are you trying to convey through this debut EP? Are you planning on releasing another EP or album soon?

At first listen You and Me and The Moment might seem like some standard love song, but in fact it deals with very serious subjects, as it alludes to the primary position of economy and the following selfishness of humanity. Nevertheless the songs are supposed to give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives and every moment about them. 

We are definitely heading for more – whether this should include recordings, more songs or live sessions, we'll see where future takes us.



4. What would be your best advice on how to compose a song and what’s your favorite part of the songwriting process?

In our opinion there's no model solution for songwriting. The creation of a song is something that just happens spontaneously out of someone's mood, beliefs and position in life. Anyway you can do no bad in jamming with other people. It's about experimenting, exploring and the right chemistry between the musicians, because all that eventually counts is having fun with what you're doing.
 

Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"Woodnotes : "Our songs give hope and tell people to enjoy their lives"

 

5. Martin : What’s your favorite song to belt out in your car/shower/bedroom, at the bar or for karaoke?


Very easy question: You've Got Something by The Jungle Giants, an atmospheric song to dance to, yet to reflect upon it's message.


6. Babsi : How many guitars do you own?

I own 5 guitars, but actually I just use three of them – an electric guitar, a classic one and a dreadnought. The other two are just small beginner guitars and now one of them is decorating the band room signed by friends and musicians I jammed with.


7. Maxi : Which quote would best describe the philosophy of the band according to you?

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
 

 

8. Paul : If I borrowed your ipod right now, what artists would I find in the recenlty played list?

Usually I'm listening to dubstep and electric music. My favourite dubstep artists are Savant, Zedd and some others. I also like songs from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Jungle Giants, Two Door Cinema Club and many other Indie-Pop Artists.
 

 

9. Anything more?

We decided to share our music for free under Creative Common licenses on Jamendo because it's the easiest and fastest way to publish your own music. A fun anecdote about us would be that we would call it an exception if one of our band rehearsals didn't end with scary tales or gaming sessions at 2 o'clock in the morning. Yes, we tend to drift away from practicing to unplanned stuff.