Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with alternative rock band, Lost in Majority.
1. How did you get started as a band?
We had our first jam sessions back in 2002. We’ve been friends that just wanted to jam. But it was a year later when we finally entered a rehearsal room as a band. Back then, we were bloody beginners. Some of us had just started to learn the instrument they would later play in the band. Herb, who until then had only created electronic music, had some mad skills on the piano, but wanted to develop himself towards the guitar. Sometimes it has been hard for him to be part of a band and compromise instead of just writing all songs alone. Gerald, who could actually play the guitar, wanted to concentrate more on the vocals. It took some time until we found ourselves as a band. But it was a good mix of a lot of fun and hard work.
2. How would you describe your sound?
We think that it is hard to describe our style. No matter where you’d put us, we won’t really fit in. For some time we described our sound “Alternative Rock” but if you listen to all those Altrock Bands, they do not really sound like we do.
We do have some Progressive Rock influences, but we are definitely not a common Progrock Band either. Maybe Progressive Alternative Rock might fit best?
Apart from Headlines, we have a big focus on melodies. We always want to make good songs. And of course we still like our guitars distorted. Most of our songs are heavily influenced by classical music. So we often use the piano and synths. If you listen to our songs you will see that we keep it diversified. There is not “the one song” that could describe how we sound.
3. What band/ artist would you say have influenced your style of music?
We all come from different musical backgrounds and have a diverse taste in music such as metal, jazz, rock, electronic and classical music, to name a few. Naturally, a lot of these influences can be found in our music such as complex drum pattern, heavily distorted bass sounds, heavy guitars, carrying piano lines and catchy synth melodies.
Speaking of which, one aspect, that can be found in all our songs is a strong emphasis on memorable melodies. These are carried not just by the lead vocals, but also by the other instruments of the band. We started with the traditional rock setup of vocals, distorted guitars, bass and drums, but in time added instruments like piano and synthesizer to broaden our style.
If you want us to name specific bands that influenced us it would be Muse, Foo Fighters and Tool.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
The countless modern possibilities certainly helped us as a band to get our art out to our fans. Ten years ago we would never had a chance to get our songs out to more than 30.000 listeners. We think that streaming and the internet makes it possible for indie bands to get a reach without a label. But it takes a lot of effort and there are some things you cannot do without a label or professional help.
Our EP “the age of lies” will be released in may and can be heard on all major platforms (Spotify, Amazon music, Deezer, Itunes etc.)
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
It’s safe to say that one of the things we enjoy most when not making music is to spend with our families. Also most of us enjoy being physically active and staying fit or going to movies.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
We will release some of our songs on “the age of lies” in the next month. Our EP will be released on 15.5.2020. You can get our music on all major platforms. Be sure to follow our social media channels so you do not miss anything.
There will be an EP release show on 15.5.2020 in the AERA Vienna. Until then, we will not play a gig , since our drummer is about to have his third child. There will be gigs in fall 2020 though.
Right now we negotiate playing festival shows in the coming summer.