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Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Joneser

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Joneser.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

JONESER: Hi there! I’m Stas Verechuk and I’m the frontman of Ukrainian indie-rock band Joneser. We play true modern indie with sensual and powerful guitars and electronic sounds, melodic vocal lines and dreamy feel of this.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

JONESER: I was always inspired by the music of Apparat, Radiohead, alt-J, Depeche Mode, Foals, Balthazar etc. And I’m an old fan of RHCP, Molotov, Limp Bizkit and Nirvana.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

JONESER: On February 2, 2020 we released a new album “Back Two Me” in English. All 12 songs off the album are linked by one storyline. They are all about my way, my victories and defeats as well as coming back to myself.

I really like what we’ve created: more drive, more guitars, more sincerity, more alternative sound, deep lyrics – it’s all about our new music. I think that such kind of music is needed by people as air, because it helps to grow, it inspires to think and feel, it goes under the skin and makes the cells vibrate.

At the same time, we released a video for the song Miraline in the animated short film style. Please, watch it while listening to Miraline. You will surely enjoy this dramatic song with appealing vocals over a slow burning instrumentation full of infectious synth lines and dreamy arrangements, with beautiful harmonies and emotional vibes.

You can listen to the album Back Two Me (2020) on all the platforms below.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

JONESER: Our live songs are heavier than our studio recordings. So, if you like some drive, melody, sensuality, you will definitely enjoy our live shows.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

JONESER: We are going to have some masala of tea with the Apostle Peter during his foot massage. But at the same time we are going to release 2 music videos in the animated short movies style for the songs June and Going (both from the album Back Two Me). It is supposed to happen in April and June 2020. Then, 3-4 singles with some music videos are going to be released till the end of 2020. We’re looking forward for the possibility of touring but now the world has much bigger problems than our concerts. So, we are waiting and working on the new material.

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