END OF NEW
Back for their second year this Species 2018, Gothic & Industrial Arts and Culture Gathering is delighted to welcome back Species 2017 newcomers, the Dublin based talents of END OF NEW in the key of 80’s new wave, electronica, minimal, indie and folk. This Gothic duo have recently released their debut album ‘Illusions’ with evocative vocals and clarity of sound, our Species is enriched to behold the timeless mesmeric live performance that in ushered and is the END OF NEW
Following their passionate performance early this March in Dublin at our official Species Warm-Up Party in DeCrypt we caught up with the captivating duo in a little interview to learn more about them.
An Interview with
END OF NEW
- Tell us a little about yourselves as a musical artists living in Dublin:
END OF NEW is mainly a collaboration between Asia Wolf (keyboards, synths, vocals) and
Jerzy Bugno (programming, bass, drums, vocals).
- How long have you been making music? How did you get into it? And what drives you to do it?
Each of us have been making music since childhood.
What drives us to do it? It’s a passion for music and feeling of freedom when playing.
- Is there a story behind the name END OF NEW?
It’s a concept, based on the theory that everything in music and art has already been
done. It’s a radical idea, but it’s worth looking at.
- How long have you known each other? How did you meet?
We’ve known each other for over 5 years. We met through a mutual friend.
- When did your project END OF NEW come into existence?
The beginning of END OF NEW was in 2005.
- If you could only name one, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
- Do you compose all your own music? If so tell us a little about the steps you make within a duo dynamic to bring a new track into existence?
Yes, we do compose our own music. We jam together a lot and ideas come from both sides.
- What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?
We write about things important to us like social norms, existential issues, politics.
- If you could bring any other elements to your music and/or performance through collaboration across the arts, what would these be?
We would love to collaborate with musicians that play the violin, cello, bouzouki, harp and drums.
- Which artists have been influential to the development of your sound and what aspects of these inspire you most?
Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, NIN, Massive Attack, Pink Floyd, Napalm Death,
- You work collaboratively as a duo; do you ever have creative differences? If so how do you work through them?
We have lots of creative differences and we fight all the time. But at the end of the day we always choose what’s best for a song.
- What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge?
The biggest challenge for us was to release our first album. We pushed ourselves a lot to release that record and it’s a result of a few years of hard work. We feel like we’re closing some part in our lives with this album.
- What’s your ultimate dream direction for the band?
Ultimate dream direction for END OF NEW is to release great records and give fantastic
- What are your views on the internet in the music business?
On one hand, the Internet brings lots of benefits and opportunities, because the artist’s
work is being spread around, and it helps gaining listeners.
On the other hand, the music became so easily obtainable that many people illegally
download music and share it.
The heart says keep it all for free, but the common sense says that some stuff should be
- What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
We practice every second day. We jam a lot.
- How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
From 0 to hero… LOL
- Is there any new projects, recordings, events etc coming up or you have recently been involved with that you would like to share with us? Tell us the news!
We are in a process of releasing our debut album “Illusions”. Also we keep working on the
material that we have already written for EP and next LP. Now, it is all about finding a
record label which could help us to speed releasing those ideas.
- What advice would you give to new artists who would like to pursue a career in creating music?
Always look to develop new things, experiment… Make sure that the music you write is yours as much as possible.
- What parts of Species did you enjoy most?
The ambience was just great! We loved the people that we met on the festival. The whole
Gothic Species event was a fantastic experience for both of us.