ML&L - How does songwriting process usually develop?
No Brake Usually Euro comes up with some chords and a melody and we are putting it together.
Sometimes the result is really different from the first idea, especially because of the drums. Stanley is an outstanding drummer.
Lyrics are always the last thing to do. Maybe it´s a weird process but it works for us.
ML&L - What instruments do you play?
Euro - I play the guitar in No Brake but I can also play the drums and the bass guitar.
Stanley - I play the drums and I´m learning to play the piano.
Mato - The guitar and the bass.
ML&L - What artists did you listen to when you were growing up?
Euro - Punk rock, indie-rock and a little bit of everything.
Stanley - While I was growing up I listened to a lot of rock music. I remember how I never missed VH1 Rocks.
Mato - During my teenage years my favorite bands were old Green Day, System of a Down and Nirvana. I was searching for tabs on the Internet and learnt almost every song they ever made.
ML&L - Who has had a major influence on your music?
No Brake - We are mostly influenced by the British indie scene and bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, The Libertines, Block Party, The Subways… All three of us like different types of music but we all like Jack White and his projects.
Mato - My biggest influence is alternative rock band Muse. That is the reason why I bought Big Muff. I love a distorted bass sound.
ML&L - What was the first record/CD you ever bought?
Euro - Sum 41, I think…
Stanley - Nirvana - With the Lights Out.
Mato - I´m not sure but I think it was a greatest hits album by Green Day – International Superhits.
ML&L - What is your favorite album?
Euro - I don´t know, probably Arctic Monkeys´ first album. I like Foals and Mutemath a lot these days.
Stanley - It´s a very difficult question because I like many albums. However, now it is Yealawolf - Love Story.
Mato - My all time favorite album is Origin of Symmetry by Muse. The second is OK Computer by Radiohead. These are my 2 favorite bands. Than it is probably Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane over the Sea or The Beatles – Abbey Road. From current albums I´ve enjoyed, for example, the last album by Modest Mouse, St. Vincent or War on Drugs.
ML&L - Are you nervous singing live or do you get nervous before a show?
Euro - No, I´m happy that I can share all my energy with people. It is a nice feeling to see audience react to our music and enjoy it. I´ve tried stage dive lately and it was amazing.
Stanley - Never, I´m enjoying the show.
ML&L - How would you describe your music to somebody who'd never heard it before?
Euro - As energetic crazy indie.
Stanley - I would say it´s sincere music.
Mato - I would describe it as fusion between indie rock, post-punk and power pop.