This week I got the opportunity to interview alternative stone rock trio Stone Sea. They explain how the songs write themselves and the band’s ultimate dream for world domination.
Band Name: Stone Sea
Members: Elvis Suhadolnik Bonesso (Vocals & Guitars), Jonathan Parminter (Bass) &
Connor Middleton (Drums)
Genre: Alternative/Stoner Rock
Originated From: Originally Sao Paulo (BR) / Currently – Dublin (IE)
Discography: Origins (2015), Vaporizer (2017)
& Mankind Maze (2019)
How would you describe your music?
A portrait of life with all its ups and downs – rage, fear, love, hate, inertia, sorrow & hope. All blended with deep colours and thick lines. In a nutshell, an Alt/Stoner rock band that infuses elements of world music.
What is your musical creative process like?
Everything comes naturally, if we force ideas to come out the mind blocks the creativity straight away. When you’re just jamming or even doing nothing with an empty mind creativity just flows through. Don’t try writing a song, let the song writes itself.
How did the band form?
The band originally started in with Elvis in Brazil, 2014. In 2015 the band released the first album Origins and right after Elvis moved to Ireland where he reformed the band and recorded the EP’s Vaporizer and Mankind Maze. Now, this line up of the band came together last year around June 2019.
How did you come up with your band name?
I wanted something that represented strength and adaptability. Stone Sea came out as a mix of both, as both words oppose each-other completely.
Who influenced you within the music industry?
There are many, it’s hard to point a few but I could say Nirvana for its sincerity and simplicity, Black Sabbath for its atmosphere and lyric themes and Type O Negative for its depth and mood changes. But there are literally loads of musical heroes. Diversity gets our attention as well that’s why we try to always bring new styles into our own.
Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?
We did perform much live but of course we are looking forward to doing it a way more. Our Mankind Maze EP release in Dublin was great, we received a lot of love and energy from people. It was a good response.
What is the best thing about being in a band?
Best thing is being able to be completely free composing songs and expressing the whole universe that lies within us. Second thing is connecting with this creation to people.
What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?
Dealing with unforeseeable problems at every gig. There’s always something that might go wrong with the sound, lights, times. Many things we cannot fully control and they dictate how the gig will be.
What plans have you got coming up this year?
We’re currently working on a new album that we are hoping to release towards the end of the year. Let’s say this – album may be followed by a tour or not, you should keep an eye on our social media for updates.
What is your ultimate dream as a band/musician?
Apart from world domination, we are working on a new album at the moment. Touring and playing at festivals is in our plans but nothing we can confirm by now; we’re still working towards the success of it. Establishing ourselves is our main goal for the future and being able to support ourselves by doing what we’re passionate about would be our ultimate goal.
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