So here we are again a new year and a new album. What has happened since the last release?
- "I guess the big thing since the last album was getting to finally tour the states. Which was awesome and I hope we get back sooner rather than later as it was probably the best three weeks of my life. Other than that things have ticked over. We had some other watermark moments including our first proper headline outside the UK which went nicely and being able to afford mixing the new album in a good studio was a big deal to me."

You recently signed with the EU label Pray Silence could you tell us about that? Does this change anything between you and Crunch Pod?
- "Nope. Not really. Crunch Pod and us are still happy working together and hopefully will be for some time to come. Europe was definitely our weak spot and the improved distribution and promotion should allow us to work on this."

Let's talk a bit about 'NFY' which is your new album's name. What does it stand for and has the sound changed (of your music).
- "Every album we do has it's own distinct feel and sound. Nor For You (long story) we set out to make what I would describe as a real sounding industrial dance album. Hard to explain what I mean by that except the production we wanted to be pretty radical with. Instead of burying and smoothing things we wanted to expose the songs and give them a performance feel. Only in a good studio could we get a natural, roomy kind of sound where the instruments breathe rather than get meshed up. The kind of stuff I listen to now, for example Deadmau5 or Lutzenkirchen. Although it's electronic it sounds in your face and you can hear the sonic elements clearly and concisely. We wanted that kind of feel and to date no ones gone down that route with industrial as far as we have. Also the songs were pacey and economic and that kind of production seems to make them work. We used ALLOT of hardware synths and outboard for this album far more than we ever have before and to my ears it sounds unlike what anyone else has dared to do. That is after all what we aim for. Pushing and warping people's expectations."

Would you say that 2010 was the best year for Uberbyte and do you think 2011 will surpass it (when it comes to gigs and the album etc).
- "Well 2011 doesn't start really getting off the ground until September when we release the album and get gigging again. In the meantime we're recharging our batteries and looking at overhauling the live show to give people even more of an experience for their money. I do think we've got an album that sounds more professional than anything else we've done and at the same time it's got the maverick questioning streak we always aim for."

So tell us, what's next?
- "Keep making albums we like. Keep playing shows and enjoying what we do."

If you got to choose one place to play live , where would it be? And which band would you like to either support or have as support?
- "We'd genuinely love to support Scooter. We're not kidding. As to where? I don't know. I'd like us to play on a really big stage or arena one day. I think that's where we could really come into our own. Whether it will happen who knows? I hope you enjoyed answering my question and I wish you and Uberbyte all the best."
Uberbyte interview
May 26, 2011
Brutal Resonance

Uberbyte

May 2011
So here we are again a new year and a new album. What has happened since the last release?
- "I guess the big thing since the last album was getting to finally tour the states. Which was awesome and I hope we get back sooner rather than later as it was probably the best three weeks of my life. Other than that things have ticked over. We had some other watermark moments including our first proper headline outside the UK which went nicely and being able to afford mixing the new album in a good studio was a big deal to me."

You recently signed with the EU label Pray Silence could you tell us about that? Does this change anything between you and Crunch Pod?
- "Nope. Not really. Crunch Pod and us are still happy working together and hopefully will be for some time to come. Europe was definitely our weak spot and the improved distribution and promotion should allow us to work on this."

Let's talk a bit about 'NFY' which is your new album's name. What does it stand for and has the sound changed (of your music).
- "Every album we do has it's own distinct feel and sound. Nor For You (long story) we set out to make what I would describe as a real sounding industrial dance album. Hard to explain what I mean by that except the production we wanted to be pretty radical with. Instead of burying and smoothing things we wanted to expose the songs and give them a performance feel. Only in a good studio could we get a natural, roomy kind of sound where the instruments breathe rather than get meshed up. The kind of stuff I listen to now, for example Deadmau5 or Lutzenkirchen. Although it's electronic it sounds in your face and you can hear the sonic elements clearly and concisely. We wanted that kind of feel and to date no ones gone down that route with industrial as far as we have. Also the songs were pacey and economic and that kind of production seems to make them work. We used ALLOT of hardware synths and outboard for this album far more than we ever have before and to my ears it sounds unlike what anyone else has dared to do. That is after all what we aim for. Pushing and warping people's expectations."

Would you say that 2010 was the best year for Uberbyte and do you think 2011 will surpass it (when it comes to gigs and the album etc).
- "Well 2011 doesn't start really getting off the ground until September when we release the album and get gigging again. In the meantime we're recharging our batteries and looking at overhauling the live show to give people even more of an experience for their money. I do think we've got an album that sounds more professional than anything else we've done and at the same time it's got the maverick questioning streak we always aim for."

So tell us, what's next?
- "Keep making albums we like. Keep playing shows and enjoying what we do."

If you got to choose one place to play live , where would it be? And which band would you like to either support or have as support?
- "We'd genuinely love to support Scooter. We're not kidding. As to where? I don't know. I'd like us to play on a really big stage or arena one day. I think that's where we could really come into our own. Whether it will happen who knows? I hope you enjoyed answering my question and I wish you and Uberbyte all the best."
May 26 2011

Fredrik Croona

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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