Listen to the new song from Ioish – Bad Things For None
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I am from New Delhi, India. Before I started ioish (pronounced; “eye-o-ish”) I was in a progressive metal band called >>i<< and a funk rock band called Higher Conscience. Soon I figured out that all that was not really the kind of music I wanted to make. I started ioish in order to make the kind of music I would want to listen to.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
I am planing to take my project live, I’ve been talking to a few very talented musicians around the town who have been in the scene for quite sometime and who also have respect for the kind of music I make. And off course, I am working on my first album which might be released in fall 2013. Also, I will be collaborating with a few people from all over the world which I am really looking forward to as well!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I wrote Bad Things For None when I was living the “low” life. I was diagnosed with arthritis and I had lost a couple of really close people. It’s a song for hope.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Finding the right people to work with. In my country, most of the people make bands to look cool, there are not many who really care about the music. There are a few talented ones who find it really hard to survive because even if you get paid for a gig, it would barely help you make it through a week; unless you have a gig everyday. Also, the listeners are more inclined towards jumpy music that helps in suppression of feelings, so it’s kinda hard to find people who actually appreciate my form of art.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
The biggest set back was my arthritis pretty much, it made playing instruments really hard. I did incline my music more towards the electronic side because of it.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Musicians who will waste your time.