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Disco Ensamble interview

Disco Ensamble started over 20 years ago in the little town of Ulvila, Finland, in this long journey their music has evolved from post-hardcore to rock.
After 5 years from their album “warriors”, last January, they released a new full length “Afterlife”.
We had the opportunity to meet the frontman Miikka Koivisto before their show at Porispere and talk about their last album, the plans for the future and much more.

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-Hey Miikka, how are you doing?
I’m fine, thank you!
This is the last festival show for this summer, yesterday we played at Jurassic Rock in Mikkeli, here is nice today because it’s not raining.

-Your new album ”Afterlife” has been released last Jannuary, what can you tell about it?
It’s our 6th album, I think it’s a pretty straight rock and each song tells a story.

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-Talking about your name, Disco Ensamble, why did you choose it?
It was long long time ago when we were teenagers. At first the name was Discompany then we changed in DisCo but it was too confusing, actually it’s still very confusing, but at some point we added ensamble and it dosen’t make any sense at all, but we’re stuck with that so, important is that people remember us.

-Your music is define post-hardcore but where does Disco Ensamble root its influences?
Well, now our music is more rock, but yeah, we come from an hardcore background.
When we started to play it was more progressive-hardcore and hardcore-punk and our influences come from there.

-Today you are playing at Porispere, it’s kind of play at home cause you’re from Ulvila which is pretty close to Pori, how do you feel and what do you expect from today’s show?
I think it’s our 4th time here at Porispere, so it’s going to be nice.
Actually, we all have lived in Helsinki almost 20 years now but it’s always as home when we come here.
In a way it’s a gig like all the other but it’s nice to play at home.

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-What’s on plan for the future?
We are gonna do some club shows in the fall and winter, we are also going to Switzerland to play some shows, so we are on tour until Christmas then we will take a little break.
In the future it would be amazing to play in other countries like U.K. but let’s see what happen.

-We are at the end of this interview, thank you so much for your time! Would you like to say something to your fans?
Have a good time and take it easy!

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