Interview - Ragdoll

Rock band Ragdoll was formed in the late '80s. They played on a local and national level until the mid 90's when they began moving to different countries. They reconnected during the Covid lockdown and began writing and recording new material.

- Hi guys and welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release Forward Emotion (let Yourself Go)
Hi, our latest release Forward Emotion (let yourself go) is about what becomes possible if you follow your heart and truly let yourself go.

- How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is based in 70's and 80's rock sound. The current EP is more 80's based but the direction is turning more 70's or even early 90's which are actually quite similar. Think Zeppelin/Bad Company, Pearl Jam/Stone Temple Pilots.

- What do you write about?
We have recently had a line up change, with the guitarist leaving and a new one coming in. The songwriting dynamic has changed.  Songs can vary in subject matter and intensity from relationships to social justice and equality. The important point for us is that the lyrics mean something.

- What do you listen to when you are home?
At the moment we all seem to be very into the Dead Daisies latest album, very hard hitting heavy blues rock.

- Your favourite live performance so far?
As we are based in three different countries there haven't been any live performances since we got back together after the 25 year hiatus.

- Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage
One funny story was setting up the drums on the beach for the music video at 6am to catch the sunrise and there was a lady meditating...... Not for long.

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer?
Paul McCartney. So many interesting stories.

- What would you ask backstage if you were the most important band on earth?
Backstage? Equipment to warm up on. (I'm the drummer)

- What are your plans for the next future?
We are currently finishing off the final tracks for the EP and writing material with the new lineup.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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