Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Marco Mestichella find out more about him…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I am originally Italian and moved to London about 8 years ago after graduating from High School. I always knew that I was an artist and that music meant something special to me.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
I grew up listening to a lot of classic pop-rock music, 70’s and 80’s mainly. My ultimate icons and influences are Madonna, David Bowie and George Michael. I am also a big fan of Pink Floyd and Portishead and I think you can hear all of the above in my music actually.
How would you describe your sound?
I think my music is Cinematic Indie Pop/ Soft Rock with Electronica and Dance vibes to it. It varies a lot according to what I want to say. I don’t feel the necessity to categorise my style and box it, as I think that can be limiting in the making of a song. When I go in the studio, I always feel like I am writing a soundtrack. So I can use any style according to what I want to express through the sound of that song.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
The latest song I’ve put out is called ‘I Never Meant To Hurt You’ and it’s part of my latest EP ‘Tales of Falling Walls’, which I started promoting offline at the beginning of the year. I am now in the process of releasing the singles from it online and last week I let that first song go and it’s now available for streaming on Trip Hop Nation’s Soundcloud. The song is a melancholic-cinematic ballad that narrates the pain that we can feel from love. It might sound very generic and it’s not even an autobiographical song but I’ve just pictured a situation with someone being hurt by someone else. The topic has given me a lot of content to play with when I shot the music video for it, which should come out soon. I’ve used the video to extend the meaning of the song and describe situations where society, religion and judgement can hurt us.
What’s your local music scene like?
I live in London, so the music scene is huge here!
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
Well, I’ve just finished directing and shooting the music videos and I’m gonna spent the next few months putting this work out there and releasing it all online.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
Many people. I really like LP right now though.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Yes! I once burned my hand with a hot coffee an hour before going on stage so I kept an ice bucket on stage which I kept putting my hand into between songs to soften the pain.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
That my third EP ‘Tales of Falling Walls’ is coming out online soon and that they can check my page Facebook page for further updates!