MEET THE TEAM
February 20, 2017
Lost in Venice are a band made up of Enrico (guitar and lead vocals), Rob (bass
guitar and vocals), Jake (guitar), and James (drums). Their heavy rock music,
leaves their audience in a happy mass of mosh pits and sweat, yelling words of
admiration at the band and encouraging them to keep playing. The band hasn’t
had the easiest of journeys, but they haven’t let this effect their ability to
perform, or the passion they have for their music.
It was clear the four guys who were sitting down to be interviewed were a lifetime
away from the four guys who were performing onstage only 20 minutes earlier. The
raucous, high energy as seen in their set was gone and instead they were laid
back, bantering with each other and ready to answer some questions.
Firstly, how did you guys meet?
Enrico: Well we all had Tinder accounts, and I stumbled upon Robs account one
Rob: We met through ACM! (The Academy of Contemporary Music)
What do you guys say to people who doubt the credibility of bands who
come from Music universities?
Rob: I disagree with them entirely
Enrico: They’re just snobs man (all laugh)
Rob: I think bands that come from Music Academies are definitely smarter in
terms of business
Enrico: Musicians who go to Music universities are definitely sexier
So you’ve already released one EP, and you’ve been saying on social media
that you’re recording new music, when can we expect to hear this?
Jake: There’s something in the pipelines
Rob: At the moment we don’t have any specific dates
Enrico: We’re just trying to redefine our sound
Rob: And record songs to a standard that we believe is good enough, at the
moment we’ve been recording songs, but they just haven’t been up to scratch
Enrico: It just needs a bit of attention to detail
For someone who doesn’t know your music, how would you describe
Enrico: Joe (from The Llamas), describes us as ‘punch you in the dick rock’
You’re self described as stoner rock on the Internet.
James: It’s an influence
Enrico: It used to be the main sound, we’d kind of go for that old school Black
Sabbath, Led Zeppelin kind of stuff, but then I think other stuff took over like
James: It changes, especially in a place like ACM where you’re surrounded by so
many different styles, and we all have diverse backgrounds in music
Rob: Yeah, we listen to so many different styles of music that we kind of change
our mind to what genre of music we are, every month… We could be jazz, fusion
or acid rock tomorrow, who knows?
You guys said on social media that 2016 was a hard time for the band, are
things going better now?
Enrico: It was tough because we got signed to this label and they had good things
for us but it just didn’t work out both ways and we got dropped, and we didn’t
get the tracks back. But you know, this year is going better, so things are looking
Are there any other up and coming acts that you guys would recommend?
James: Xero definitely, and The Llamas (who happened to be in the room while
this interview was being done…)
Rob: I’d say Vinyl Staircase; they’re a really good band
Enrico: I’m really into my doom metal, Tuskar are really good, they literally
ripped the soul out of me at their last show
Do you have any final comments you want to add?
Enrico: Tonight was a really good gig, and hopefully you get to see us live soon
whoever is reading this (all laugh). Which is going to be my Mum and Dad, my
Auntie who doesn’t even speak English but she’ll read it anyway.