indieBerlin interviews Better Strangers, who performed at the October Basement Bash, about their inspiration and biggest stage fuck-ups.
They were strangers to each other once but Jan, Karel, and Chrissi are anything but strangers today.
Together they form a band called Better Strangers who entered the music world with their single Rest Your Bones, perfect for rainy days that lie ahead. We were curious to know a little bit more about them, after all, they performed at the Halloween edition of Basement Bash, 26th Oct. at Marie Antoinette.
indieberlin: Tell us a little bit about your musical background.
Karel: I come from a classic rock background thanks to my dad, later I started to discover different areas such as Funk, Soul, but also my favorite Prog Rock or harder Genres. All these styles come in handy when your bandmates listen to slightly other stuff because the music becomes an interesting mixture.
indieberlin: How did you get together as a band?
Karel: A few years ago, we all moved to Berlin to become a part of a bigger music scene. We tried various projects before we ended up playing together.
indieberlin: Where do you get your inspiration from?
Jan: I mostly write unconsciously, singing and playing anything that comes naturally. While I’m writing I start noticing what I’m actually trying to express.
indieberlin: What music do you listen to when you’re touring?
Jan: I mostly listen to recommendations of friends. I will listen to only one song or album until I get bored of it.
indieberlin: What was the last concert you went to?
Chrissi: Probably the last concert I went to was Alice Phoebe Lou in the Michaelis Church in Hamburg. That was a very special experience for me not only because it took place in this enormous church but also because it was so intimate.
indieberlin: What was your biggest stage fuck-up?
Jan: For me, there is no such thing as a stage fuck-up. Everything that happens is part of the experience.
Karel: At the age of 12 at one of my first concerts, I threw a stick in the air. I still remember my smiling drum teacher giving me thumbs up from backstage when I dropped it.
indieberlin: Do you want to greet somebody ;-))?
Chrissi: I would like to greet my little niece Lotta!
Make sure to check out the Better Strangers FB page