Six Questions With Owl CompanySix Questions With Owl Company

Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.

Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.

We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.

Next in the hot seat is Brazil-based indie rock band Owl Company. We have not yet had the privilege to cover Owl Company here on the pages of Indie Minded, so it is great to get to know them. If you’re not familiar with them, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.

For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?

We’re a rock/stoner band from Sao Paulo, Brazil. We started on December of 2014 when I was living in Los Angeles with my ex-band. We used to exchange ideas and riffs through Skype and when I got back from US we decided to produce them. 

As an artist, how do you define success?

To be able to play, to spread your music all around, wherever you’re invited to. That’s is my definition of success.

What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?

That’s a hard question. A musicians road is bumpy. Like everything else in life it has its ups and downs. I hate dealing with ego, some people can’t handle it the way it should and for me that’s very stressful. You always have to know your place and role in life, that’s what I’ve learned from 15 years.

If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?

Probably would be “Riddles,” our first single. I have a very personal attachment to it. It’s about the stories that my father used to tell me about the second world war. He was born in 1926 in Italy.

Who do you consider your greatest influences?

It’s hard to pick one but if I have to I’d say Black Sabbath. 

Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?

I love art in all forms, for sure it contributes a lot. I love the chaos of big cities, for me it’s very inspiring. When you have them both together, like we have here in Sao Paulo and many other big cities in the world, you create a poetic atmosphere.

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Kelly Murphy
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