Interview With 'Lost From The Start'
Firstly, introductions, can you let our readers know a little bit about yourself.
We are a female-fronted quality Pop Punk quartet from Belgium.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
All of us were making music in some way. We played in different bands before we started this one. Originally, Laurens wanted a band with mostly girls. Don’t know if it had something to do with him being single at the time ;-) but eventually he settled down with 3 boys and one hell of a female vocalist.
Tell us about your latest EP and why our readers should check it out.
It is an EP we released two months after launching the band in January 2017. First we released the single “Nostalgic For Disaster” as a music video, next came the EP and last but not least, we released a lyric video for the song “Mourning After”.
The EP takes you back to your younger years, when it was all about “Finding your way”. Young enough not to have too many responsibilities, yet old enough to make your own decisions. It’s a time where there is room for a lot of fun, but there are also many choices to be made that will determine your future. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. Our EP is about these contradictions.
Where do you draw your inspiration lyrically and musically from?
There are a lot of different influences within the band. We all have a broad perspective on music and we find a lot of inspiration from many major, but also small, local bands.
Most lyrics are about being who you are, about being different in some way. About taking risks and not caring about what others think. About finding your place in this world and the people you want to be surrounded by and also about the people you HAVE to be surrounded by. There’s a little bit of misanthropy in the lyrics, but mostly we want to write about something that matters and tell everyday stories people can relate to. Our lyrics are inspired by our own lives and the lives of people who surround us.
As an artist what do you believe is your greatest achievement to date and why?
The release of this EP and the show we organized to celebrate the launch was one of the major things at this moment. We are currently writing new songs and we are very stoked to be able to play these new songs live within a few months.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
There is not one specific person we have in mind, but we do have a lot of respect for small local bands who dare to take risks: record an album, go on tour, organize shows … Some of these bands are very young and still they do all this just out of love for music and playing live. We think that is amazing and we really admire these bands and they inspire us to try to achieve the same things.
What do you enjoy most about touring?
It’s very cliché, but being on the road, being able to visit all kind of different places you wouldn’t see otherwise. Getting to know a lot of people along the way. Meeting other, local bands who are trying the same thing you’re trying. The fact that everybody eventually is helping everybody and we’re all trying to get along and have a nice day.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can we ourselves and others expect?
A very energetic live performance, with a musically balanced set. Some heavier songs, some other songs to lighten the mood, but one hell of a party in the end!
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be?
What is next for yourself?
We’re planning to record a full cd in 2018 and launching this one by the end of the year.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Website - www.lostfromthestart.com