Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
Deeper Upper was found in 2010, when we first met in a small studio in Vilnius. We didn’t known each other before the band, so Deeper Upper was a start for both, our music and our friendship that lasts till this day. Even though we all came from similar musical background, which in particular was indie rock, now all of us are becoming more and more open to all sorts of music. We still love the melancholic stuff with some positive lighter colours, something deep and energetic. Our drummer loves some good pop music, the guitarist just love the like of Future Island, the vocalist digs Freddie just to name a few. As we all see during these years music industry has changed enormously and nobody knows what’s really happening
Regarding our skills: we rehearse almost everyday, if not, then every other day, so we feel that we clicked as a band quite good.
Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
We had a great summer, although the weather wasn’t that good. When you have a good time time tends to fly, so this particular summer seemed really short for us. This was the impulse for the song, we wrote a nostalgic song about all the beautiful feelings and memories from all of our summers. Since we really like the sound of the 80’s, the nostalgic mood, dancy beats seemed a perfect fit for this song, so we went for it. P.S. all of us were born in the 80’s
One of the aims of the music video was to show the band as we are, not only the music and the image people get seeing us on stage and through social media.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
As we’re doing this for a while now, we learned one thing. You have to keep moving forward. Keep going. Never give up. Being in music business ain’t just happy faces and unicorns on the rainbow.
Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
Snorre Bergerud from Ymir Audio worked with us as producer and he did an amazing job with this song. We shot the music video mostly throughout this summer. Music video director Saulius Baradinskas followed us in the gigs, trips, radio stations, TV performances and documented it with a camera. Also, he used some of our archive footage which we have filmed ourselves throughout all the 7 years we are together as a band with a handy-cam. In the end, everything about this song and music video turned out nostalgic and very dear to us.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
We’re together since 2010 – that’s 7 years of music making. It has been quite a trip and it doesn’t seem to end here. It looks more like it’s just a beginning. We’ve met many wonderful people and had a time of our lives during creative process, touring and playing live. Everything about the performing and creating gives chills. Our future goal is not to lose those chills and enjoy doing what we’re doing to the fullest.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
The possibility to share our music with listeners and feel all the beating hearts of the audience when we perform live. Experience, when you give away your heart by telling the stories from your songs. And most of all – love!
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
“You wanted a hit / but maybe we don’t do hits”.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
We care about our fans and their attention is really important to us. We are so grateful for their support because, without them our dreams and goals are worthless.
Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Remember, that you have to have faith in what you do and be patient!
You have to do it and believe in what you do.
Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
Since its formation in 2010, Deeper Upper has released several digital singles, one of which, “I am the Colours”, was featured in the Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape. Also, Deeper Upper’s debut music video for “In the Sands of a Desert” won the best music video of the year award at the Lithuanian alternative music awards.
The band’s most notable shows include performances at the biggest music festival in the Baltic countries “Positivus” and Tallinn Music Week, in addition to supporting the widely recognized band “Ewert and the Two Dragons” in Vilnius and performing at several well-regarded Lithuanian music festivals.
At the end of the spring in 2013, Deeper Upper released their debut EP “Structures”.
In 2014 Deeper Upper participated in the biggest European Internet music event “EuroMusic Contest”. By leaving behind more than 3000 bands from all over the Europe and proving their name in the final gig in Paris, they won the first place – recoring session an the prestigious Black Rock Studio in Santorini, Greece.
In 2015 the band released their second EP “Ceremony” with warmly welcomed single “Unity”. Later that year Deeper Upper was nominated for the two categories at Lithuanian Music Awards M.A.M.A. – best upcoming band and best music video.
In 2016 the band went on Western European tour and held 12 shows across Europe. Later that year Deeper Upper was invited to play at the biggest showcase festival in Europe “The Great Escape”. At the end of 2016 Deeper Upper released their debut full album MIRRORS.
List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
Deeper Upper is aired on: Lrt Opus, Zip Fm, Raadio2, AT Radio and many more.
Some blogs that featured our release: Ear To The Ground Music, Electronic North, Europavox blog, Bobe.me.
Big thank you to everybody. It is a very big thing for us to see that people like our music and share it with their listeners.
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Lyrics come mostly from what we’re experiencing at the moment. Moments of love, joy, sadness and loneliness all come down to our songs. For example, one time it really hit us that we’re doing music for such a long time now, and that we love what we do. That’s how “No Regrets” was born. We love to compose and create songs on the spot, jamming while all that mess comes to something listenable. Almost immediately we know when the motive “clicks” and that a great song can be born.
Name five biggest artists that you like.
Future Islands, Jack White, The xx, Death Grips and Adele.
Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
We are always open for any opportunities, but really never had a chance to do something together with other artists. We hope to have some projects in the future, though!
Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Happiest day – million dollars in a pocket
Saddest day – no dollars in a pocket.
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
Half on a casino for fun and half on coke for real.