On their third tour of India, Finnish rock band Poets of The Fall speaks to Postnoon about their musical journey.
In the City was Finnish band Poets of the Fall. This being their third tour of India, the Poets spoke to Postnoon about music and their journey as a band so far.
About their latest album Temple of Thought, vocalist and band spokesperson Marko Saaresto said, “Temple of Thought is what I consider the end of the trilogy — Signs of Life, Carnival of Rust and now Temple of Thought. It reflects the three main phases of evolution in man’s life. So far, the album has been receiving a great response in India and abroad.”
The band made new records with their first single Late Goodbye that won international acclaim when it was made for a videogame. About their journey so far, Marko explains, “There have been many ups and downs from the beginning. Even though we are three main performers accompanied by three other session and tour musicians, we like to think of everybody as a part of the band. I personally feel great being a part of this experience which has received much appreciation and criticism. I cannot think of being anything else apart from what I am with the band right now.”
The only thing surprising about this band is that all the Poets have decided collectively to let Marko be their spokesperson. “They do not interact much and hence I get to do all this,” he says, waving his hands in the general direction of the cameras and news reporters.
Their tour in India has already covered Delhi and Pune, where Marko says, “The crowd is terrific and sometimes it’s just crazy. We have always had the best experiences playing in India.” As to why they named themselves Poets of the Fall was because they stumbled upon the name through many other choices and decided that it had a good ring to it. In Marko’s words, “We felt, all the three of us together, that this is certainly the name we are going to stick to.”
And the name certainly has an impact. With the melancholic, theatrical rock label that their music carries off, the name certainly sticks. “We come from Finland where the music scene is very happening. But as a band, we don’t stick either with the metalheads or the pop rock bands. It’s almost like being an oddball,” Marko says.
About their plans of hitting the studios for another album, Marko is uncertain. “We love touring and this year’s tours have been great indeed. I do not know about hitting the studios. We have no plan as of now.”
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