Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
UNN1 – We are two, and we are two Unnecessary, our physical identity it’s not important for playing music. One of our claim is “Destroy your Ego”. Anyway, we are two friends who love to do something important for their city: Firenze, the Capital of Evil. After many years of activity in different bands we started playing together. Initially it was for a joke, but we actually born supporting a Fe>Male Fou gig in a local club, it was a sort of improv show, with nothing structured. The result was kind of magic for us and for people there. Our friend Marco, of Toten Schwan Records, said that we had to continue with this project and so, our history is just this.
UNN2 - Yeah, that's the story. Probably Hate&Merda were already grown in our spirits as a state of mind as we started cooperating together in different situations, so we just made it happen concretely when it seemed the right time.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
UNN1 – I think our style is a mixture of sludge, post hardcore, punk, and millions of genders, threwed up in very a personal way. I listen to a lot of music: from experimental electronics, noise, and extreme, to hip-hop and pop. But I think there is a sort of fil rouge with the music I listen and the music I play.
UNN2 - We're definitely influenced by a sort of 90's indie sound I guess, probably because we've both grown up musically in those days. I can hear a lot of different things in our stuff, even blues, ambient, punk and of course hardcore.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
UNN1 – Because our music is personal, and full of meanings and feelings. It’s a sort of mirror of our times.
UNN2 - You don't even need to buy it, both of our albums are on free download. So, no excuses.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
UNN1 - We released two albums: “L’Anno dell’Odio” and “La Capitale del Male”, and one live-split with Loia, “Live & Destroy”. The first album was welcomed in a good way, and I hope the second one will be considered better than the first. We put in it all our blood and passion.
UNN2 - We didn't expect all this interest so we're pleased and surprised at the same time.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
UNN1 – Our indentity is revealed on live shows. So, it’s fundamental. We express the maximum power of our band during live shows. We are now playing in Italy with other very important bands. Their names are growing bigger and bigger. During last summer we played at Pukkelpop Festival 2015, and it was a incredible adventure and experience.
UNN2 - Live shows are absolutely our true dimension. We started playing live before having a record, even before having a real single song done, just because we already knew exactly what we wanted to express.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
UNN1 – I think our band’s name start to be well known in the zines world and other labels too. But we need to spread outside our country too. Hope they will be interested, because we are viral and alluring!
UNN2 - There's nothing to know more important than the music.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
UNN1 – Plans grows with our life. In the future we would like to made a split with an interesting band who likes our rotten sound.
UNN2 - We just started going around with our new record, out since late January and released by some interesting local labels.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
UNN1 – You can listen and download for free all our releases and buy the physical albums on Dio Drone and UTU Conspiracy bandcamp pages, and through the chain of labels sites that released our second album: Toten Schwan Records, Sangue Dischi, Dischi Belvisti, Icore Produzioni, Shove Rercords and ZAS Autoproduzion Records. You can also find the limited edition on cassette in the Simula Records web page.
UNN2 - But mostly you should listen to our music live.