The Multitude - Interview

The Multitude are a London-based global progressive-melodic rock project which originated in Bangalore, India. The band's music involves a complex melange of neo-classical elements layered onto harmonic soundscapes. ‘The Multitude’ is a pluralistic concept of many ordinary people acting in unison, harnessing music and the arts to script alternative worldviews and to freely challenge oppressive, orthodox, unjust and dominating systems. Drawing from this conceptual wellspring, The Multitude aims to fuse a textured musical experience with thought-provoking stimuli and a view to creating a synergy with diverse audiences. The band believes in making meaningful music, breaking conventions and lyrical barriers, and addressing multifaceted globally relevant themes and issues.

- Hi and welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release. 
Thank you. Our latest album is Reveries in the Magic Hour released via Ghost Record Label. 

- How would you describe your sound? 
Our sound is an eclectic mixture of diverse styles ranging from classical music to progressive rock. Our sound is difficult to pin down into a single category. 

- What do you write about? 
Our songs are oriented towards polemical themes and issues confronting the world today - particularly interrogating and resisting ruling systems, religious dogma, and political regimes that stoke hatred, fear and division on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, class etc. These are some of the superstructures we challenge and the borders that we would like to break through our music. There are also a lot of introspective philosophical themes in our song lyrics about navigating an increasingly consumerist, dehumanised, and artificial existence where material possession and image-based self-obsession seem to be dominant values. 

- What do you listen to when you are home?
Anything ranging from global folk, Indian and western classical to lesser known and underground rock and metal artists. The more obscure, complex and original the better.

- Your favourite live performance so far? 
Too many to name! 

- Your favourite albums? 
Again, difficult to quantify. Moving Pictures by Rush, The Wall by Pink Floyd, and Elegy by Amorphis would be up there.  

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer? 

What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?  
Caipirinhas, Pisco Sours and whisky (not necessarily in that order)

- What are your plans for the near future?
To get back to the studio to create our third album! 

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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