Behind The Noise

MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – 1000mods

Greece’s largest rock band of the last decade, 1000mods, are back with their brand new album Youth Of Dissent, blending a unique mix of retro, hard, space and doom rock that has won over fans across many different genres. We caught up with the band to find out more about their powerful single and video Pearl, including the writing process, themes and more. 

Can you give us your quick elevator pitch on this track? Why does this one standout for you as a band?

It was one of the first tracks we came up with, once we started making the record. The riff was George’s (guitar) idea and we broke it down in the middle of the song to have a more 60s–70s kinda vibe. The chorus is pure Beatles-based.

How did you tackle the writing process for the song? Was there anything unique about this track compared to your usual/previous approach? 

Our guitarist George was goofing around with the opening riff for quite some time and we thought it was a nice kind of Pearl Jam-ish riff. That’s why we decided to name it Pearl anyway. No it doesn’t have anything unique, in fact it has the same rock ‘n’ roll feeling we always put in our “fastest” and more punk-based songs.

Can you tell us how the song’s theme came about? 

It’s more personal stuff. Sometimes, when you overthink, your brain gets overloaded. Then you speak to yourself and tell it “calm down, you blew my head!”

Tell us about the video, do the themes of the single transfer to the video? 

The video was shot in Los Angeles, California, directed by Nasos Gatsoulis. We gave him the track and the lyrics and what you see is his interpretation. We’ve loved it ever since we saw the first few scenes. If you pay close attention to the video details, it refers to the theme of the song a lot!

Do you have any behind the scenes stories from the video shoot?

No, not really, because we weren’t at the video shoot as it took place in Los Angeles!

Anything else you’d like to add for our readers?

Bring as much and as loud a noise you can! Stay safe and strong. Peace.

1000mods‘ new album Youth Of Dissent is out now via Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug, available to purchase HERE

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