tempobet yeni adresi
like this interview
24/11/2018 : DOPPELGANGER - 'We are goths, and we only remember the sad stories :)'

DOPPELGANGER

'We are goths, and we only remember the sad stories :)'


24/11/2018, Masha KASHA


DoppelgängeR is one of the most famous and oldest gothic bands in Russia. The band was formed in 1994 in Moscow and in 2009 celebrated the 15th anniversary of the band.

I know that your band has existed for a very long time. Could you introduce yourself to the Peek-a-Boo readers?

Hey. We are DoppelgangeR, we were formed in 1994. We have released 9 full-length albums and several EPs. We play gothic rock. We changed the lineup several times to remain as a duo. We are pleased with the cold sound, so we use electronic drums and we are quite happy with ourselves.

The name DoppelgangeR sounds like some haunting sci-fi character. Is that so or is there another story?

Dmitry Flo: The band took its name in honour of the same-name song by Die Krupps from the album «I» (1992). We do not invest in this name any secret meaning; it is simply mysterious and mysterious.

What is your favourite album from your discography and why?

Dmitry Flo: My favourite album is «Whispers behind the heaven trees» and the last one is «Candylights». In my opinion, these two works get the closest to what I consider a perfect album. Compared to other albums, these are the two most mature works, both in terms of arrangement and in terms of sound.

Black CaT: I like all our albums. I can't say that I like one album and not another. In each there is something good and something not very good.

I see you travelled to a lot of places. Which festival do you like the most?

Black CaT: We liked all the European festivals at which we performed. It is very cool to be part of a huge community of like-minded people.

Any funny stories to tell about your tour?

Black CaT: We are goths and we only remember the sad stories :)

You are actually a Russian band. Do you have any songs in Russian and if not why do you mostly opt to sing in English?

Dmitry Flo: We really like how the English language fits the music. English and rock 'n' roll are two parts of one whole. The Russian language is quite cumbersome for the music that we play. We always sang in English and there was no desire to sing in Russian.

What can you tell us about the Russian gothic scene? Did you spot any differences between the Russian and the European one?

Black CaT: In Russia, everything happens in waves. In the early 2000s there was a fashion for the Gothic but in 2008, it came to naught. Now again there is an interest in such music in Moscow, many Gothic concerts take place, sometimes even 2-3 events in one day. Many bands from Europe began to perform in Russia; Russian bands are also not far behind. Often there are gothic parties with DJs, without bands.

Dmitry Flo: There are differences. First of all, of course, the mentality is very different. If at concerts in Russia you can easily rock the audience and organize a cool bunch in front of the stage, in Europe at concerts people are mostly calm and you feel like you're doing something wrong :) But then it turns out that the CDs and the merch has already sold out and the line for autographs lined up for you.=))) In Russia, the audience is more emotional.

What are your future plans?

Dmitry Flo: Now I am writing new songs for DoppelgängeR. Then we will learn and record all these songs.=)))) So there will be a new album soon. I have two musical projects and a lot of work with them. For the next 10 years, there is definitely work, unless of course, I am buried before then.

Any message you want to leave for the Peek-a-Boo readers?

DoppelgangeR: Friends - all the best to you from DoppelgangeR. Listen to our music, buy CDs and come to our concerts. The most important value in this world is to remain yourself. We wish you that.

BANDCAMP

Masha KASHA
24/11/2018


Music reviews

08
12
NEON TZIGANE
Del Wesh
07
12
FROSTTIDE
Decedents – Enshrined
06
12
MIREXXX
Vault
23
11
JO QUAIL
Exsolve
22
11
SADOMANCER
Dystopian Dawn
20
11
METROLAND
Memorabilia & Memorabilia The Remixes

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

15
12
A Date In Camden | The Fall At The Witch Trial
14
12
On this day, exactly 41 years ago, Joy Division recorded their very first EP, 'An Ideal for Living'
14
12
London Calling | The Clash Masterpiece Is 39 Today!
13
12
Horses | Patti Smith’s Debut Masterpiece 43 Years On!
12
12
This weekend, BIMFEST 2018 kicks off with Covenant, Leaether Strip, Light Asylum, Clock Dva & Agent Side Grinder amongst others!
12
12
Out Of Line weekender line-up almost complete!

Concert reviews

16
11
HEILUNG
Live at The Islington Assembly Hall
06
11
INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS
30
10
SERPENTYNE
European Tour 2018
24
09
MODELE MARTIAL - AUTOPSIE D'UNE OMBRE - IAMTHESHADOW
B52 - Eernegem - 14/09/2018
14
08
WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN
Review from WGT 2018, Leipzig, Germany
10
08
GOLDEN EARRING + THE KIDS
Live at Zulzeekse Feesten, Kluisbergen - Belgium - 28.07.2018

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

10
12
THE BLADES
Too Late To Stop Now! | The Return Of The Blades - An Interview With Paul Cleary
05
12
NOIRE ANTIDOTE
'Negative etiquette' resemblance the negative sides of human behaviour but more translated into a feeling.
24
11
DOPPELGANGER
'We are goths, and we only remember the sad stories :)'
22
11
PAUL LEARY (THE COCKY BITCHES,BUTTHOLE SURFERS)
'My mind has a jukebox that I cannot unplug.'
19
11
THE NAMES
We're lucky to have everyone still alive and well, unlike many of our friends of Factory records.

PHOTOS

13
12
DIVE
Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
13
12
HA;PEOPLE 3 55
Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
03
12
WHISPERING SONS
Sinner's Day Genk
03
12
JOHN CALE
Sinner's Day Genk
03
12
RED ZEBRA
Sinner's Day Genk
03
12
GANG OF FOUR
Sinner's Day Genk
02
12
FISCHER Z
Sinner's Day Genk

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

15
12
LACRIMOSA
Die Unbekannte Farbe
14
12
OFELIADORME
Hands
13
12
GESAFFELSTEIN
Pursuit (Official Video - Not Blurred)
12
12
E-SOCIETY
E-Society
11
12
FUNKER VOGT
Feel the Pain
10
12
THE VIOLENT YOUTH
Rabota (my life is a job)
09
12
0KONTROL
Lullaby