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Djevara is a multicultural hardcore punk/alternative metal band, based in North London but originally formed in University of Warwick... They will play in Rijeka and Zagreb, soon...

Tell us who you are and where you're from?

Djevara from London, UK

A brief history of how the band started?

Djevara are a hardcore rock band based in London, UK. Founded in Coventry in 2000 by university students disillusioned with the plethora of identical apathetic white-middle-class-indie-bands dominating British music, the band was created from scratch as a reaction. Initially named SUCKas a deprecating allusion to its members' lack of musical experience. The sheer energy, enthusiasm and uniqueness of this multi-cultural rock band saw them quickly gain notoriety (and die-hard fans) across the UK.
The band relocated to London in 2003, immediately establishing itself as an important part of the underground scene and organising events SCUMFEST festival (in association with Kerrang! magazine) and the politically motivated FREEDOM FESTIVAL (in associaton with civil liberties organisation Liberty). Inspired by such icons as Fugazi and Henry Rollins, a strong DIY ethic has seen the band tour all across the UK, Europe and internationally as well as independently release two critically acclaimed records through the label they started - GENIN RECORDS / DJEVARA MUSIC.
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What did you do before you were in a band?

Haha, we were kids before we were in bands!

Song/album that changed your life?

Bass: Three albums changed my musical life -
"Nevermind" - Nirvana
"Rage Against The Machine" - Rage Against The Machine
"Instrument" (the film) - Fugazi

Tell us something about your music?

We prefer the music to do the talking.

What do you listen when you're at home, on tour, right now…?

This tour we've been listening to: Reuben, Porcupine Tree, Dillinger Escape Plan, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Refused, Machine Head, System Of A Down, Kyuss, Fugazi, ...

Are there any song that you would like to cover and any artist that you would like to play with?

Yes, but we're keeping it a secret for now...
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Which do you prefer, cd, vinyl or mp3?

Bass: VINYL VINYL VINYL for quality, CD for practicality and MP3 for the bin.

Tell me something I would never guess about you?

Bass is actually originally from Scotland.

pedja // 13/04/2011


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