Talk to me about the story of the band!
After playing in several cover bands in the past, we decided it was time to do something of our own and express ourselves as well, and in 2009 we started the Lola Stonecracker project. We had a lot of live experience and we’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster of adventures, livin’ together very beautiful and very bad days, and line up changes that have stopped for a while our musical journey… But here we are,stronger than ever before!
What did you do in the last six months?
During the last six months we’ve been workin’ on new material, rehearsing, playin’ some gigs with the new two great guitarists…preparing the release of our first album on the web and in the radios as well.
What have you got in your wallet now?
Well… We have a lot of different projects to realize… We’re workin’ on new tracks to keep the fire in the belly, waitin’ to get back on the road with a brand new tour. We wanna play a lot live! Then we’re thinkin’ about a couples of plots for the next two singles, and also we are thinking about writing some brand new material for movie soundtracks!
Why have you chosen this name for your band?
Because Lola Stonecracker is a girl who helped us from behind the scenes, supported us and believed in us since the day we started writin’ down the first song. She is the 6th member of the band!
How important is the look/appearance for your band?
Well, our look is very simple, with no frills at all. We’re very genuine, we care much more about the music, even because we’re not very comfortable with fashion.
Tell us about the new album “Doomsday Breakdown”. Are you fully satisfied with it?
We’re really satisfied about our songs, about the sound of the album “Doomsday Breakdown”. We’ve been workin’ on it for so much time… It’s very straight and genuine, but very sophisticated as well. Every single note have been thought, we’ve taken care about the arrangements obsessively. We’ve really busted our butts, but we had a lot of fun during the composition and the recording of the album. Each song has its own identity, different nuances, and a different dress… We’re multi-layer guys, and so our songs as well. This album is the exact musical representation of ourselves in this particular period of our lives.
Which is the highest point of the LP?
An highest point of “Doomsday Breakdown” is the ability of Alex (the singer) to model his voice on the character of the story he’s telling. Maybe he’s first an actor, then a singer. Added to a powerful massive instrumental support, it creates an explosive effect.
…And the low point?
There’s no low point in this album… We love and believe in every single note of this album. If you don’t believe in yourself and in your material, you can’t expect people follow and support you!
How would you define your sound?
Hard’n’heavy, catchy and funny, romantic and bastard!
Hard-Rock. Describe for me this word!
You know, when you play live, with your head amps up to 10, you interact with the crowd, feel like your socks are blown up, sweatin’ your soul out, and the people get back home with the butthole in flame… Well… That’s hard rock.
Which bands have influenced your style?
Too many… All the Gods which we grew up with, that created our “life soundtrack”, from different ages, different genres of music… You name it!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Woooow! That’s a very tough question… For what concerns music, playin’ with your second family, your band, writin’ down your own stuff that comes from your soul, share it with the crowd at the gigs… For us music is a therapy and we hope to be helpful for listeners, to forget for a couple of hours all the worries, shakin’ off the bad vibes in their brain, and have fun during our shows, filling up the venue with good vibes and good feedbacks… This is the perfect happiness!
Tell me some of the bands you admire.
Too many! From Led Zeppelin to Foo Fighters and everything that comes in between!
What song is in your head right now?
Nature boy… The amazing Tony Bennet’s version.
Name 3 words that describe your band.
Genuine, passionate and wild!
Which are the best and the worst qualities of your band?
The best quality: the willin’ to interact with the people turnin’ a concert into a musical celebration. The worst quality: we’re always late!
And of your local music scene?
Well… We know quite all the band of our local scene. Good musicians, good friends the most of them… Thanks God we’re one of the hottest bands around! ha ha ha! Most of them are very good and talented indeed.
What is the most embarrassing situation you’ve ever been with Lola Stonecracker?
Oooohhh maaaan! When we almost lost the flight in Stockholm ‘cause the bass player was stuck in cage ‘cause of drivin’ under the influence of alcohol… Or when our old van stopped workin’ in the middle of the highway while we were tourin’ with Gilby Clarke!
Have you got a good reason to be in Behind Magazine?
You tell us… We put our soul makin’ this album, now… You put your ears listenin’ to it, checkin’ out if we worth to be in Behind Magazine!
Have you got something to add?
Thanks a lot Sheep for dedicatin’ us your time, thanks readers for takin’ a look to this interview… God bless you, be safe and see ya on the road!