Interviews

Arrows Of Time // Life is a smile and a plate of spaghetti.

Q1: If you had the opportunity to get an inspiring message across to a lot of people, what would your message be? 

A1: The world seems a bit crazy at the moment so what I would suggest is to chill the beans a little bit, make more love and dance to rock music.

Q2: How did you get started with your music? And if you weren’t an artist/musician what would you want to be doing?

A2: We both started at the age of 16, me in Italy and William in the Isle of Wight. Without music, I’d probably be somewhere in Italy working in the countryside.

Q3: What or who keeps you motivated and inspires you?

A3: The music connection we created keeps us both heavily attached to this project. Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. It’s great to see the progression we’re making and the happy faces we both have everytime we finish a brand new song.

Q4: What is the most memorable experience of your life/career so far? And what have you learned from it?

A4: Touring the UK with Level 42.

Q5: Would you go back and change anything in your journey so far? (If no, why)

A5: I think we’re on the right journey, to be honest with you. Passing from a three piece to a two piece was a big decision and also a forced decision. We kept going, we argued, we struggled but here we are with great songs and a great live performance. I think we’ll be looking again to expand the team in the near future … we’ll see.

Q6: In the next two years what do you ASPIRE to have done?

A6: Getting signed to a record label and toured EU twice as a supporting act for a bigger and more experienced band. And a lot of new music, obviously.

Q7: How much of your life and background have influenced you to become a songwriter/musician?

A7: My first memory about music is the song yellow submarine by the Beatles. My dad was driving around the hill and that song came out of nowhere from an Italian radio station he used to listen. Then Oasis came along, then bands like NOFX, The Ramones, Bad Religion etc. I remember I wanted to start a band and at the age of 16 my dad bought me my first drum-kit… it was one of the best days in my life! We started a band one week later called Road Rash and I’ve been in punk and rock bands since then (Filippo).

Q8: What lyrics mean the most to you and why (ones you have written and or ones you didn’t write) 

A8: We have a song called Yesterday is Here which is relating to the idea that the past/present and future and basically the same concept. “Tomorrow is now and yesterday is here. Lyrics I didn’t write; “Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually”

Q9: If you could collaborate with anyone who would to it be and why?

A9: Of course we love people like Dave Grohl and Josh Homme but I think if I could choose someone it would certainly be Pharrell Williams. He’s a genius!

Q10: What is a most inspiring message you have internalized in life so far?

A10: Live and let live.

Q11: What is your motto in life/what do you live by?

A11: Life is a smile and a plate of spaghetti.

Q12: What is currently on your playlist?

A12: The new LCD Soundsystem album and a bit of Kurt Vile.

Q13: If you could have a song to be the soundtrack to your life what would it be and why?

A13: Adriano Celentano – Prisencolinensinainciusol (Filippo)

Q14: What are your biggest dreams? and what are your biggest fears

A14: Fil – playing the pyramid stage at glasto one day. Fears? Spiders!

Q15: What is next for you/your plans for the next year?

A15: Our future plans are basically the same as they were from day 1 of the band starting. More songs/More shows/ More recordings/ More videos and more growing musically with each experience we have together.

Q16: What would your advice to be to those out there who want to live out there dreams? 

A16: Go out and do it!

Q17: Lastly, for those who don’t know where can people follow your career?

A17: Just look out for two sexy arrows and follow them [ facebook.com/arrowsoftime would be their best bet at the moment 😉 ]

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