Swiss hardcore haven´t I heard so much. Unified Move is a band which I really like and they come just from Switzerland. Nov- 2017

Please tell me a little bit history of the group?  

-The story of Unified Move started  in the Summer of 2012. Three Friends wanted to  do some Hardcore Shit. They learned Step by Step the artwork to play Hardcore. Now is 2017 nearly past and we have some new Musicians and our First EP. Now we are ready for our first Tour which will take place by end of Febraury, beginning of March 2018.  

Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands? Other bands on the side? 
-Singer: Simon is 32 Years old, has a Job as a metal construction planner. He loves his little daughter, wife and his two dogs. His interest goes to Daughter, Wife, Dogs and Music. For more he hasn’t Time. 

Guitar:Mario is 30 Years old. He making a second education as an electrician. He loves Football, his guitar and his girlfriend. He had much of earlier Bands with the Singer Simon in Genres Punk and Germanpunk. To his hobbies counts to meet all his friends and have lot of fun. The result is…. Enjoy your Life. That’s the way of life. 

Drummer:Kevin is 26 Years old. He work as a quality manager. I believe he loves his drums more than his girlfriend. Why not? He plays with lot energy. I’m proud to have some interested musician in the band. His biggest job in the band is to do the fuck with the media like Facebook and Soundcloud!! Thanks for this.  

Bassist:Alex is our youngest artist.  But I think the most talented of all of us. His age is 19 Years. He is a Student. What does he study?? I don’t know 😉 He loves his Bass and do his job as well. Talented and interested people is what we need in our project!! 


I can hear much different influences but mostly hardcore in the American way etc? Favorites from the past?  
-Our Past is full of big and small Idols. We are influenced by big bands like Agnostic Front, Madball, No turning back, Terror and so many more.  

And of course we´re influenced by friend’s and local heroes like Freezes Dyna, Vale Tudo, and Insanity. An also here is the matter… it is so many local band and we love them. 


Unified Move are you satisfied with the name? How did it came up? You weren’t afraid that some other band would be named like this? Which is the best bandname you know?  
-The topic Band name...?? First” yes, we are satisfied” Unified comes from to be as a group, a unit, not alone. It goes all better as a team. And nothing you can do without the right move. We’re not afraid.. Why? IIf some want this name… it’s so it is. It’s a free world. 

Best Bandname… I think this place goes to the Toten Hosen. This name is so bad but so culture. (by the way. This is one of the best band I have ever heard) 


What´s the best thing with playing live?  
-We are every time when we play live full in rage. The adrenaline flowing through the veins. The people cheers and you smell the sweat. The people goes crazy and after the show you can see the happy faces. That’s the best! And of course the free beer ;) 


And where is best to play? And the worst place? 
-That’s a difficult question. You can play at Monday in a small club and the people spinning around. And some time you can play at Saturday in a reputable club…. And nobody show’s up...  


How is to play this sort of music in Switzerland right now? Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?  
The Hardcore Scene is really small in Switzerland. After a short time, you know all of the members. It’s good and bad. At every concert you know someone new and make new friends. 

A lot of bands. Mostly we try to play with our friends and locals. But we have supported bands from all over the world. Eevery time it´s a  pleasure to play with band from neighbor countries. And you can get the important connections that may help you. 


How would you describe your music in three words?  
-I think its powerful, energetically and emotional. 


What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?  
-Definitely a lifestyle! Punk is only a passion. Nothing else! Punk has directed my/our life. Without I can’t live my life and I don’t want to know what I should I do without it. 


How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?  
-That’s the sign of the time. I’m proud of my CD and Vinyl collection. But it’s easier to listen to music from Spotify and shit. You can make the playlist you want. Downloading is a part for itself. For us it’s not a problem. We are not a commercial band.  


How is it to live in Switzerland right now? Politically? Fascists? Does people take wrong on Switzerland and Sweden when you talk with someone outside Switzerland as they do for us? 
-Personally I’m a friend of Sweden. I was traveling trough in Sweden 2016. It was one of the greatest trip I had made so far. 

The life in Switzerland is really expensive but safe. Politically it’s the same shit like all other countries. We see this movement in the right direction and were not satisfied with it. Deaf, dumb, blind politicians they do nothing for the lowest and middleclass. Richness is directed what’s going on/wrong. 


Is there any good bands from Switzerland now? Is the punkscene/hardcorescene big? How is it in your hometown? 

-Yes we have a lot of punk and hardcore bands in Switzerland. Our hometown Solothurn has a lot too. 

What do you know about Sweden?  
-Sweden is beautiful. So many beaches at the eastside, so many sweet towns in the heart of Sweden. Satisfied people. I had talked with the peoples in age from 18 until 98. And all was chatty. I think Sweden’s peoples are happier than the swiss people. 


Have you heard any good bands from Sweden? 
-Of course. Raised Fist is one of my favorite band. And had directed my way from punk to hardcorepunk. On my first car I had a big sticker from them on my backwindow. And this was 10 years ago. Fuck I’m going to be old…
😉And of course No Fun at all and Asta kask! 


Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you? Is it easier to do lyrics now or was it easier to do it when you was younger? Never in any other language than english? 
-Our lyrics are influenced by the momently world situation, the way to the digitally life, the dissatisfaction of the people, Friendship, Trust Family, Normal Life and some other daily problems 

It was easier to do lyrics when I was younger, but with more life experience it’s still easy to do some lyrics. I had more time for the music. Now I’m at a point where I do the music I always wanted to do. So I can concentrate only of this. 

Yes we had lyrics in the languages swiss-german and high-german, but the English will survive.  


Is there any subject that you never will write anything about?? 
-Lovesongs, unicorns, vampires and some other unbelievable fairy tales 


Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand? Which is your most political song? 
-That’s true. Punk is a movement. Hmm I think it is the song Fight for you right or our age… 


Best political band/artist? 
-Anti-Flag or No turning back and there are so many good bands that say the truth. 


Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music? 
-Yes of course. All the people they listen the hardcore-punk music are influenced by lyrics from other bands. And myself had listen to text’s and they have changed my opinion about some different things 


Your cover on your CD looks really nice, is it important to have a record cover which shows people which type of music you play? Your favorite recordcover? Who does your covers? And do you have any good recordstores in your hometown? 
-In the past it was important to have a good cover. By the time you sell the record in a record store. Then when the people buy the CD with the eyes. Today in the time of Spotify, you must have a perfect record and spread it in the social media. 

The record stores are all over. 

The cover was done by e friend of us who is a professional Photograph.  


Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not? Vinyl, CD, cassette, what do you prefer if you could choose whatever ? 
-It’s important that you have a physical record, we’re getting asked after every gig if we have  record to sell. The most people want to listen Spotify or vinyl. I personally prefers Vinyl’s.   


Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig? 
-Once  in Zurich we played in front of one dancer. He was really pleased. But all others stand just in the back and giving a shit. 


How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?  
-The biggest band we have play together with is Madball, raised Fist or No turning back. 

Our audience looks beautiful and tattooed. 


Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in life? 
1. Madball-Empire 

2. No turning Back-Damage Done 

3. Raised Fist-Dedication 

4. Agnostic Front-Warriors 

5. Vale Tudo-Hardcore Heavyweights 


First, last and most expensive record ever bought? 
-The First was “Kauf mich” from the Toten Hosen. 

The latest was Cruel Hand Decompose. 

The most expensive was the compilation with Rage against the machine 


Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews?? 
-It’s our first Interview. If it’s boring?? I think not. It’s a part of our music. It’s like a lyric. You want to say something. And now you have the time for it. 


If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen? 
-Rage Arms, Hendrix, No Turning back, Siberian Meat Grinders, Fahnenflucht. 


Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nicer person outside the music?? 
-Kevin: Oh yes, definitly. If I would not play drums I would beat everyone else around me i think. 

After a bad day it’s important for me to get behind the kit and wash my brain with drumming. 

For all of us it’s important to play our songs after a bad day. 


Which is the most odd question you ever have got in an interview? 
-As already said, this is our first interview!  


Futureplans for the band? 
-We’re already thinking about the next record, next music video, lot of concerts and of course beer. Beer is important! 


For yourself? 
-Simon: I’m working on my new home, this is a big thing to get this done. After that, we will see.  

Märu: Stay healthy and enjoy life. 

Kevin: Try to reduce my amount of working time to spent more time behind the drum kit! 

Alex: Aiming for a future with no worries and to do certain things I love spending time with, bass & beer. 


-Stay true!