Rock Talks – Interview with Stefanos Georgiades of ”The Radical Panda”
Rock talks with Stefanos Georgiades (Vocalist, Guitarist) from the new rock band of Cyprus, ”The Radical Panda”
Rock Talks: How did you start the band?
Stefanos Georgiades: Christos and I were friends from work back in 2015.
One day after 5 years, in 2020 I sent him some draft recordings of my music, and that’s when we started the idea of forming a band.
Later on, after some months I met the bassist Christo from Facebook, and approached him to join us.
We started practising as a trio and in just some months we were ready to hit the studio to start recording our first album “Sober Man”
Andreas was still abroad at the time when we first spoke and as soon as he got back on the island, we arranged a jam all together and that’s where everything fell into place. We knew that the group was now officially radical.
RT: Where do you get your musical influences from?
SG: When writing music and lyrics, I get influences from everyday real-life happenings.
The song “Redirection” is about the strange times that we live in during this pandemic.
The song “Head down below” is about all the soldiers that ever went to a war and had to deal with the mental and emotional complications of this.
Growing up as a kid I was huge fan of Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and the list goes on and on.
RT: How has the pandemic affected musicians?
SG: The pandemic has affected the music industry in a negative way, as there are limited live performances, lot of restrictions and so on.
But we do all we can do, meaning that we practise new songs and try out new cool things to play with in our new stuff that’s coming out.
RT: Is there a new album coming out soon?
SG: Yes, we are working on a new album and it will be released by December 2021. Stay tuned people, this one is really special.
RT: What do you want to achieve in the future?
SG: We strive to produce and perform the most radical music for your ears.
What ever happened to the 90’s? Where is all the good music now?
That’s what I want, to bring back with our music, the best decade of all time and create real good Rock’n’Roll vibe for people who appreciate it and are in need for new stuff.
At the end of the day, every artist wants their work to be appreciated by as many people as possible.
RT: Thank you Stefanos, see you on the stage of the 1st Street Food Festival in September
SG: Thank you, see you.