An Exclusive Interview With Attik Door
Emerging in early 2011, Attik Door encompasses variety of musical styles to create a unique rock/alternative feel. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of artists from Led Zeppelin and System of a Down to Sade and Black Eyed Peas, this band will treat you to a unique sound of equal measure melodic and heavy riffs. The band members all come from the various corners of the former USSR, locking in the culture lost and fusing it with present musical trends. The songs are predominantly done in English, ensuring interest of as wide of an audience as possible.
Lead by solo guitarist Alex, the band consists of Liana on vocals, Alex on bass, Tim on rhythm guitar and Evan behind drums, Attik Door has been performing all around San Francisco Bay Area.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Alex: Never give up and always learn something new.
Liana: Do your best and the universe will do the rest.
Evan: “Carpe Diem”. Seize the day…you never know if it’s your last.
Q: What is your favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
Alex: Dropkick Murphy’s – Flannigan’s Ball.
Liana: Missy Elliott – WTF(Where They From).
Evan: Attik Door’s “Time”.
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Alex: Heavy guitars, soul vocals, catchy choruses.
Evan: Hey, that’s SIX words, Alex! Not fair! Mine are: 1) Aggressive 2) Melodious 3) Hypnotic 4) Intoxicating 5) Dynamic.
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Liana: Busta Rhymes.
Evan: No Doubt or the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be a perfect bill for Attik Door to perform with.
Q: What is your favorite song to sing live?
Liana: Attik Door – Vanity
Alex: Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple
Evan: Well, I don’t sing, so my favorite song to HEAR sung live is Liana singing Vanity
Q: Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.
Liana: My mom’s nerves ☺ Learned to play it very well.
Alex: My first guitar was Soviet-made “Ural”. You could never tune 3 string, there were completely useless 6 buttons, which never changed anything. It was a solid piece of wood, which probably weighted more than a motorcycle and I think even Chuck Norris couldn’t break it.
Evan: my first instrument was a drum kit from Santa Claus on Christmas morning when I was about 7 years old. It was a Sears toy, basically, and it lasted one week. I guess I thrashed it too hard.
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Liana: Ella Fitzgerald
Alex: Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers, Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same, Ozzy – Live and Loud.
Evan: I was influenced by classic RUSH records and tapes, like “Fly By Night” and “2112”.
Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Liana: Smile and wave.
Alex: Refuse to acknowledge it ever happened.
Evan: Laugh it off, then glance at Alex to see if the boss noticed.
Q: Do you teach music?
Liana: I am a vocal coach in San Francisco Bay Area. My motto is “Everyone can sing” and I stand by it.
Alex: Nope, still learning a lot myself.
Evan: I have taught drum techniques to young students in the past, but not currently.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Liana and Alex: We just decided to get married to avoid unnecessary complications =)
Evan: I have decided to marry Tim, so we can also avoid unnecessary complications…..wait…..
Thanks for taking time out of your day:)