Hey guys!! We just want to take a moment and welcome Garrith to the Defend The Oppressed family! Garrith will be jamming the bass for us. Give him a follow @garrith94dto also check out our vocalist’s instagram @dto_daniel. Thank you guys for your support!!! #DefendTheOppressed#dTo#bassist#GarrithG#NewAlbum
I've actually been losing sleep because I'm so wrapped up in Ozark (Netflix) that I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.
I've got @mitchpotts to thank for that; and I've got Gavin Dickson to thank for loaning me his American P Bass so we could use it on Mitch's EP. 🙌🏼🦌
INTERVIEW | JYRKI 69
DATE: 20 November 2017
WHAT’S ON YOUR AGENDA FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR?
We play every weekend in November in Finland & in December with HIM [at Helldone] a farewell show.
NEW MUSIC IN LATE 2017, EARLY 2018?
We’ll release a new single on November 24, a Christmas song [‘Christmas in New York City’] & a video. The song was actually written for the last album & it turned out to be a Christmas song.
SO IT WASN’T ORIGINALLY A CHRISTMAS SONG?
It’s obvious when you hear it now but it took me a while to understand it’s a Christmas song. So we had to wait for Christmas to come. It’s just a song to thank our fans for a good year. But we are writing music all the time & the next record should come out next year.
WRITING MUSIC FOR THE NEXT ALBUM, WILL YOU STICK TO YOUR SIGNATURE SOUND?
I think it should be heavier, darker and lower. That’s what we feel right now.
YOU NORMALLY JUST SING BUT CAN YOU PLAY SOME INSTRUMENTS?
I can play the piano & as a kid I played the piano & the guitar. Those things happened because they were important for me to learn the notes & the principles of creating music.
BAZIE IS THE ONE WHO WRITES THE MUSIC FOR THE BAND WHILE YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF THE LYRICS.
Bazie writes a lot of music & I throw half of them into the trash can. Like, “Oh, that’s not good. Nothing comes to my mind. Next!” He comes up with a lot of stuff, so I just listen to it a couple of times & if I immediately have an idea, that’s a good one. If I have to think more & more, it always turns out to be not that good.
DO YOU SOMETIMES SAY: “HEY! I’VE GOT THIS TUNE IN MY HEAD! LET’S WRITE IT DOWN!”?
I usually have the idea what the song should be about, maybe the lyrics for the chorus. And strangely, the music appears.
WHERE DID YOU SPEND THIS PAST SUMMER AND WHAT DID YOU DO?
I was in the States & had a solo album out in June. I have an American band with me, all the guys are from LA. I’m going to tour in the States in March with my solo band. And if there’s time, we’re going to play in other countries as well.