What I Learned at Bandcamp: Babylon K
Babylon K began in Florence, Italy in 2012 as a four piece indie rock project. Although all members are Italian, each of the band’s songs are sung in English. Over time, an additional member was added and Babylon K moved toward psychedelic rock.
In January, the group released its debut, four-track EP, which is available to stream on Bandcamp.
Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Babylon K…
Tell us a little about yourselves…
We are five Italian guys with the passion of underground music. We started the project Babylon K, two years ago, and only in January we’ve released our first work. We hope to do very well, we are loud and proud of our music, and we keep on improving our music and our ideas.
Who/what are your influences?
We’ve got so many different influences. I personally love the new psych music like The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, NightBeats, but we have also indie rock and hard rock influences.
Often from the mixture of those influences, we are able to create some delicious sounds, you’ll listen it on our EP. 🙂
What is your favorite song you’ve released and why?
My favourite song of my EP is “Feenings.” it’s my best tune because it reminds me of the US sounds, the raw sounds, with a little touch of psychedelic tones. Hope you enjoy that track.
If you could no longer be a musician, what would you be or do for a living?
If I could no longer be a musician, well, I don’t know what God would deserve for me. I’ve been studying language in Pisa and I enjoy it, I hope to catch a job where I can use my language skills, something like commerce, relationships with foreign countries, and stuff like that…
What musicians or bands do you look up to?
Babylon K looks up to so many bands. We love above all Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Why do you make music?
We make music in order to create something special. When a man plays music, at the same time in his mind, he’s going to another planet in another dimension. That’s my idea of psychedelic sound and psychedelic experience you know… We forget all the problems and we don’t think to anything…