Underwell is an Italian Post/Hardcore metal band with two albums released, the third album will be out soon, but about all these we can find in the interview I had with Tiaz, the drummer of the band, who had time to answer a few questions about Underwell.
Hi Tiaz, how are you?
Fine, thank you. Super busy with my under-cover work as usual.
Tell me when did Underwell was formed?
The first Underwell’s formation was born in 2006/2007, they were just a bunch of kids, they met each other at school or thank to the mutual friends. They had no great ambition, just wanted to have fun and play music togheter.
The first album was released in 2008 entitled ”The Reverse Engineering of a Dream”. How the recordings were going?
’’The reverse Engineering Of a Dream’’ is a five songs demo that allowed the band to stand out and play in some concerts, you can see it as a starting point even if the sound doesn’t portray our music anymore.
What can you tell me about the second release from 2012 ”Plan Your Rebirth”?
’’Plan Your Rebirth’’ is the first real Underwell’s album, the first one released via WormHoleDeath records. The basis which our sound was drafted on, in my opinion, was the real starting point that allowed us to learn how to record our music properly and professionaly, a sort of gym where we trained ourselves at and that opened our eyes on many levels. After that experience, some of our ex-members decided to leave the band, because they realised that kind of life and the way of playing was different from their expectations. Maybe they looked at the first album as a sort of arrival after so many years in the rehearsal studio, whereas we looked at it as the starting point of a new adventure. What we learnt allowed us to write our second album, ’’The Chant Of Husks’’. More awared of our talent and, of course, looking for an evolution from the first one, so the new album sounds more mature.
Who mainly writes the lyrics?
The lyrics were written by the former singers, togheter we decided the topics that we want to write about in the songs and we drafted a core concept for the whole album. The lyrics on ”Plan Your Rebirth’’ are positive about the world, on the new album regained the same topics of the first album, but for its lyrics you can hear a darker vision of the world and life, in general.
Are you going to release a new album soon?
For now we’re scheluding some promotion for the latest release, with some shows that will be announced soon, same time we are working on some new songs. It’s an usual thing for Underwell to keep writing new songs without stop, even if it’s not sure they all will be recorded.
What are the band’s influences?
Underwell, contrary to a lot of other bands, can’t point neat influences. The musicians of a band are people who love a lot of different music genres and styles, but I think that is the strongest point, it allows us to write and play original songs, a lot of bands today follow their influences and play the same kind of music.
Any shows confirmed for this year?
We have some shows in Italy that will be announced soon. About shows abroad, we are working with some agencies in order to organize some shows, is not an easy task, because we have to face job’s responabilities.
A message for the fans?
Keep following us and, most important, we are looking forward to see you at our next shows, because our playlist will leave you speechless, there will be the best songs written by Underwell until now!
Thank you Tiaz, cheers!
Thanks to you. We hope to play soon in your country aswell!