Tell me about the story of the band!
Fede: I used to play in We Get The Light together with the former bassist, in Genoa where we knew the ex-drummer of Ready Set Fall, which is the guy who made our videos. We wanted to play together, changing some things and creating a more mature project. Then, between one thing and another, while we were trying to figure out what we wanted to play and in which way – that has always been the most important matter – we met Mat who was attending the conservatory, playing the guitar and singing in another band. After a couple of months talking about what/how/when, we finished to write “Fury On Me”, we recorded it and promoted it on YouTube just to see what it would happened. I must admit that we wouldn’t have expected such a result for a song that sounded quite unconventional to us. Then we started with live shows and because of some working tasks but also because of the efforts needed to compose and play what we bring around, only Mat and I resisted. We met the actual members, ending up split in different cities. The greatest difficulty has always been to understand what to play, I mean… What kind of music, we’ve always tried to play something that, for better and for worse, was a sort of mirror that reflected us in our work and our work in each of us.


What did you do in the last six months?
We worked on our first EP and on the new video, we have also started to think about our new songs.

What have you got in your wallet now?
We could definitely say… Less money! And a bunch of badass shows behind our back. There’s still much to do: we have a record in which we believe and we need to bring it all around.

Why have you chosen this name for your band?
Set in Motion was simply the less idiot idea we had among a tons of stupid ideas we thought about during a couple of months.

How important is the look/appearance for your band?
Well, as you can see there’s a bald singer among us so we try to do our best with what we have.

Tell us about the new EP “Like Sand, Through Our Fingers”. Are you fully satisfied with it?
Yes, we can say that we did a great job that allows us to look ahead, we really did our best and we have always bet on doing very personal things. It wouldn’t have been possible for us to do better, also taking into account things like money and available time.

Which is the highest point of the EP?
The fact that we realized 6 tracks, one of each easily recognisable from the other, being able to create different atmospheres but all of them characterised by our style that makes us identifiable for what we are and what we are interested in.

…And the low point?
Without any doubt the most negative aspect is that the continuous changings in the line-up and so, in a certain way, relying on wrong people, made us wasting so much time in something that was ready more than one year ago.

How would you define your sound?
A mix of post and mathcore with particular attention to the melodic element.

Prog/Djent. Describe for me these words! And what do you think, is a good compromise to describe your style?
All those metalcore bands that started to play, or tried to play, more complex and “twisted” music after listening Meshuggah and ended up just changing the tuning. I don’t think that using a heavy tuning or not playing in 4/4 make us a djent band. Without any doubt Meshuggah have changed the story of music and our sensitivity as listners and interpreters, so… Yes… We’ve been influenced by them.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I should say that happiness, in this case, is a proper rewarding for a job that is continuously performed to keep high the qualitative level of our musical offer. With the term “rewarding” we also mean the support and the respect of the people that are given something by the music we play.

Tell me some of the bands you admire.
The Dillinger Escape Plan and, from Italy, Amia Venera Lanscape.

What song is in your head right now?
Krewella (Pegboard Nerds Rmx), Alive. The soundtrack for our trips.

Name 3 words that describe your band.
Committed, seriuos, hardcore.

Which are the best and the worst qualities of your band?
The two things match as we live far enough not to kill one another but this is also a problem when you need to do things quickly.

And of your local music scene?
The same goes for the musical scene: we are really few bands playing this kind of math/post/djent/metal-core, so we know all each other that makes us even easier to love or hate each other!

What is the most embarrassing situation you’ve ever been with Set In Motion?
Yes, it was the first gig we made with the actual line-up. We were in Switzerland and it was the drummer’s first time playing hardcore. Moreover, it was our first live together and we were pretty worried about what might have happened; when we went on the stage we really fucked everithing up. We began playing without Fede ‘cos we didn’t see him and we thought he was behind the stage to manage a “bad-ass” entering but… He was at the sound desk setting the camera to take a video!

Have you got a good reason to be in Behind Magazine?
Yes, because we like the idea to appear in a magazine paying so much attention to band we fell so close and we admire so much!

Have you got something to add?
Thanks for the kind attention.