On a cold October afternoon two young gentlemen met in the local school building for a rather spontaneous jam session. The founding of “Future Relic” was as unspectacular as it could have been and could have just as likely not have happened. There was no musical destiny but absolute coincidence.
The only thing we know for sure is, that it was definitely no mistake. Ever since, things have changed rapidly. After the band found itself a drummer they competed with several other groups in the BandX Aargau 2015 contest. Somehow they reached the final without even having played more than a couple concerts. It was a even bigger surprise when they managed to win the competition. The success acted as a welcome acknowledgement of their work and motivated them to continue their efforts, work out a complete set, design a website and play more and more concerts. After a while they have almost arrived in a daily band routine.
Along with weekly practice sessions the band is constantly craving for more opportunities to gather experience and present themselves.
The basic musical idea originated from an earlier project of the two singers Danilo and Timothy who used to write their own songs and play as a duo for several years. Taking on a more alternative style the two young musicians decided that they could not realize all of their concepts without getting support. With the help of a drummer and a bass player the quartet began to rewrite songs and compose new ones as well. From the lyrics, the bass line until to the arrangements everything they play has been created by them (and if not then it’s a cover). The emphasis lies on catchy guitar riffs and hopefully inspiring song texts. One special feature of “Future Relic” is the fact that the vocal duo is equivalent, there is no such thing as one lead singer in this band and the two singing voices combine to form a perfect symbiosis.
Amando plays the bass and sometimes the piano or the saxophone or whichever instrument he can basically get his hands on. He is a multi-instrumentalist and in some cases an autodidact who loves to experiment and keeps on learning. He listens mostly to jazz and funk and tries to implement jazzy, funky excerpts into the songs. In addition he is the contact person for bureaucratic and administrative issues (everything the others don’t want to handle).
Vocals and Guitar
Timothy is a singer/songwriter similar to his early idol John Mayer. He’s open for many sources of inspiration for example John Butler or Gary Clark jr. Our dear Englishman is mainly responsible for the first drafts of our songs and lyrics. Furthermore he’s the host of a mysterious gathering in a hidden cellar in which he conducts suspicious sound experiments.
Vocals and Guitar
Every band rehearsal has to start with an approximate delay of ten minutes due to a person we don’t want to name in this paragraph. Okay, most of the time we can blame it on Danilo. Don’t worry we never hold it against him. During the breaks he loves to play rock’n’roll riffs; from Led Zeppelin to Chuck Berry and Lenny Kravitz. The latter has influenced him the most in his writing and playing style. His solos remind of certain Dire Straits originals.
The bands good soul must be Matteo and moreover he shows everyone who cares how exhausting playing the drums can be. With driving beats and imaginative fill-ins on his drum set or the cajon in combination with a tambourine he is a safe backing and never skips a beat.
Some impressions taken at the bandXaargau finals 2015
and from the set of our first music video "Barricades".