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Sunday Sunday
Rock

AOM for July : SUNDAY SUNDAY

Members:
Martino Olvido - Vocals / Guitar
Amiel Cortes - Vocals / Guitar
Robbie Decilio - Bass
Jeremy Rigodon - Drums

Genre: Rock

Influences: Phoenix, Radiohead, The Strokes, Oasis, Coldplay, "Peter, Bjorn and John", The Smiths and The Beatles

SUNDAY SUNDAY is Bootleg Radio's Artist of the Month.
Get to know more about the band.

Bootleg Radio: What is the name of your band? What is the origin of that name? Have you changed the band's name before?

Sunday Sunday: Our band name "Sunday Sunday" was taken from a song from Blur of the same name/title. Our band had a LOT of names in the past (Anagram, Pektoral to name a few) until we decided to stick with Sunday Sunday. Nothing special really, it's just that the name is easy to remember. Plus it's catchy.

B-R: When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?

Sunday Sunday: The current line-up was formed back in 2011. Playing and creating songs/music make us feel good about ourselves, and somehow we want people who listen to our songs to feel good as well.

B-R: How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?

Sunday Sunday: We were all schoolmates and batch mates back in high school. Back then, we each had different bands of different genres. But considering we revolved around the same circle (being musicians in an exclusive school for boys, the only people that could relate to us were ourselves) we were practically close already. Suffice to say, when the time came that we formed Sunday Sunday, we were already very familiar with each other.

B-R: What genre of music do you consider your work to be?

Sunday Sunday: For 2 years, a lot of people have asked us what our genre is and we still don't know how to categorize ourselves. Haha. But in comparison to other bands, we could probably say that we are a mix of Indie Rock/Pop, Alternative, New Wave Rock and Roll. Someone also told us we sounded a bit Britpop. So we'll probably include that as well. Haha. Major Influences would be Phoenix, Radiohead, The Strokes, Oasis, Coldplay, "Peter, Bjorn and John", The Smiths and The Beatles. We also consider Eraserheads and Cebuano band Sheila and the Insects as one of our influences locally.

B-R: Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?

Sunday Sunday: We already have a lot of original compositions in our arsenal so during gigs; we sometimes shuffle them just for the heck of it. Sparkle, was the first one recorded so it frequents our set list during gigs. I Can Care Less About The World is also our first radio single here in Cebu so we play that song a lot as well. We also do covers from Coldplay, "Peter, Bjorn and John" and Oasis.

B-R: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

Sunday Sunday: Our vocalist, Bobbi, writes the lyrics for the songs. But the whole band contributes to the formation of the songs as a whole. We all have our own creative freedom and we all have a say as to how our songs should sound like. We don't really have a central theme in our songs. We write about anything and everything under the sun. We have a song about a superhero, a convenience store, a song about omnipotent beings. And of course, we also have love songs. Haha.

B-R: How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?

Sunday Sunday: We play better and tighter now. Our confidence as a band is now more than the confidence we had 2 years ago. In the technical aspect, we're experimenting with our sound now and starting to get out of our comfort zones.

B-R: What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

Sunday Sunday: It would probably be our schedules. It's very hard to schedule practices and even gigs. Bobbi has a day job that keeps him busy even until the wee hours of the morning. Robbie is also a Medical student and that really requires a lot of attention. Cortz is also in the midst of finishing his thesis, so that would eat up most of his time. And Jeremy is also managing a local store at least 12 hours a day.

B-R: Who is the greatest band that ever played? What is the greatest song ever recorded? Why?

Sunday Sunday: Arguably (because we're arguing right now, but they can't do anything since I'm the one assigned to answer this question) the greatest band that ever played is COLDPLAY!!! The greatest song ever recorded would be "Happy Birthday". Only because billions sing it everyday. Ha-ha. - Cortz

B-R: What do you as a band aspire to be? What do you want to be known for?

Sunday Sunday: We really have no aspirations to become big like Urbandub or Eraserheads. We simply strive and aspire to be better at our craft. Whenever we play on stage, there's a certain unexplained happiness that the 4 of us feel, and right now, we're doing our best to hold on to that. To make sure we feel it every gig. We're not saying that we don't really want to make it big in the music industry; it's just not a priority for us right now. If we do become successful, we'd consider it as a bonus to all the hard work we put in.

B-R: What's the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?

Sunday Sunday: There will always be good and bad gigs, that's a fact. The most embarrassing thing that happened to us was during a gig where we had problems with our tuning. It was during our early days as a band. After that gig we promised to do better as musicians and not embarrass ourselves anymore. Fast forward to today, we haven't had a single bad gig anymore.

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Edgar Allan D. Lazaro wrote:

Congrats guys!

Posted on: 07.03.2013 at 11:37 AM
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