Melodic as hell, Attic Stories are here to give you an introduction to their infectious brand of pop punk. Having toured with Foxing, Elm Tree Circle, Flash Forward, The Deadnotes and Grizzly, we chat to them about Das Fest and compile a great list of bands they’d love to tour with.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where the name came from, how long you’ve been going for and anything else new fans would want to know.
We started this band in the late summer of 2018 and played our first show in November ´18. Lyrically, we like to talk about old feelings, memories and emotions and when we were thinking about our name it reminded us of this magical box filled with old things that you find in your grandmother’s cellar or attic or whatever. (Haha) So combined with a few other ideas we pretty quickly decided to call this thing “Attic Stories”. The first song we wrote and practiced as a band was the title track off our debut EP You Used To Be Home, we knew it was gonna be the title of the EP ever since.
You obviously play pop punk music now, but what was your first memory of music?
Sino: Mine is “playing” with tonewoods in kindergarten…
Elsa: My first and probably biggest influence was my dad! He played in bands too and he’s a music lover. So I already stood in the garden of my grandparents house when I was 1 year old and “sang” Yellow Submarine!
Becker: My first memory of music is Metallica and Eminem. My big brother and cousins listened to that, so I really had little choice in listening to it with them….and I liked it!
Bass: I hammered cookie jars on a daily basis when I was a little kid until my parents bought me a drumset. Switched to bass later, lol.
Romana: I remember my first music lesson at school and how much I loved it. I really had the best teacher, she always pushed me to do more and I’m very thankful for that.
“The song and the Band sound incredible, they transmit a lot of positive energy, and seeing the happiness in the video is something that makes me feel great!“
Is there a band or artist that you’d love to collaborate with and/or open for on tour?
Sino: In terms of German bands, Blackout Problems for sure! International artists, Neck Deep, All Time Low and (dream big) Green Day!
Elsa: Neck Fucking Deep! DEFINITELY! But some bands we’d probably match pretty good with are Stand Atlantic, Hot Milk or Tonight Alive. Think big, haha!
Becker: A Day To remember would be a dream come true!
Bass: Blackout problems, Beartooth and Metallica (obviously never gonna happen lol)
Romana: Hard one. I could write an entire list of bands that I’d love to work with because I listen to so many different genres and couldn’t even tell you what my favorite band is.
Speaking of live shows, what’s your favourite story from a show so far?
Playing our biggest hometown show so far at a local festival called “DAS FEST” was a big thing for us. We opened the whole festival weekend…so we could see how the place filled up and there were more and more people coming. When we hit the stage there were about 450 people, which was, or still is, pretty insane for us!
You’ve just released YOU USED TO BE HOME (congrats!) – what was the most fun and most challenging aspects in studio?
The most challenging aspect of recording your songs is always the final stage of the process. You hear the songs again and again… and every time you recognise another tiny detail you wanna change or re-record!
The most fun part comes when the instrumentals are done and you can go crazy on the vocals! Building the different vocal harmonies or even trying a few gang vocals with the whole band and a few friends. Another challenging aspect was the fact that we recorded everything by ourselves…no studio…we recorded it in Sino´s basement and our tech´s living room.
Settle an argument for us (and the rest of the world) pineapple on pizza?
NO PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA! (Except for Elsa…he´d try it!)
Rising to the challenge, Attic Stories have put together an electrifying collection of songs that best encapsulates the artists and music that inspire them as a band.
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