By Nicholas Jason Lopez
You won’t want to loosen up these buttons.
The handy fashion accessory also doubles up as the melodic namesake of the latest single from Greece’s Perfect Mess, tailored fresh with a slick video to match.
Their album ‘Breathe’ was recently released via Spider Music, which showcases just what the rock group – composed of the underground music scene’s best and together for a decade now – can do when put to a challenge.
The Music Bugle had the chance to talk with the band – made up of lead vocalist/guitarist Spilios Iliopoulos, bassist/backing vocalist Giannis Vollaris, guitarist Vassilis Kourkoutas and drummer/backing vocalist Spilios Dt Iliopoulos – about “Buttons” and more.
Music Bugle – What inspired the sound for your latest work?
Spilios Iliopoulos – We would say that it was mostly environmental concerns, social problems, love and hate and everything else in between.
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break?
Vassilis Kourkoutas – Our escape is jamming, as always.
Music Bugle – What do you wish happened less in today’s music industry?
Giannis Vollaris – Today’s music industry has so much information and lack of innovation.
Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you come from?
Spilios Dt Iliopoulos – Every culture has left its footprint all over the world.
Music Bugle – What’s a quote that motivates you to keep doing what you do?
Vassilis Kourkoutas – This one – “Everything happens for a reason.”
Music Bugle – What are the next steps for the band?
Spilios Iliopoulos – Our next steps involve recording new stuff and getting to express ourselves through the music.
Music Bugle – What is your biggest “guilty pleasure” song out right now?
Giannis Vollaris – Guilty pleasure? There are simply too many to mention!
Music Bugle – What advice would you give younger musicians just starting out?
Spilios Iliopoulos – I would simply tell them to just follow your dreams and the success will follow.
Music Bugle – What’s something that people might be surprised to find out about the band?
Spilios Dt Iliopoulos – People might be surprised to know that we all each have different favorite genres of music.
Music Bugle – Which of your new songs “speak the most” to you on a personal level?
Giannis Vollaris – That’s tough. Each one of them is special to us.