April 9, 2019

A Chat with Data Fragments

Post-punk band Data Fragments provide a glimpse behind their music.

Data FragmentsEmerging from Athens, Greece, Data Fragments are a new wave / post-punk band consisting of Panos Dedepsidis (guitar/vocals), Stathis Leontiadis (bass/drum machines), and Panos Dimopoulos (synths/machines). Their debut self-titled album was released this past month.

Just one listen to the new album and it is immediately clear this band have a nostalgic embrace of the 80s darkwave movement with their tracks “Drawing Lines” and “Walking In The Rain” materializing the period sound and generating the overall feeling and mood that anchors this great body of music.

The band has taken some time to chat with us about their music.

First of all congratulations on such a great sounding debut album. How has the response to it been?

Thank you very much for your kind words and for having us.

So far, the feedback we get is really positive, and we are pretty pleased. People are buying the record and supporting us since its release, and we think this is a telling fact. It’s too soon to have the whole picture though, as it’s only been a month or so since the release.

Are you new to the music scene? How long have you been playing?

All three members have a long history in the Greek scene and some of us even made it abroad. We’ve been in bands of the broader New Wave spectrum including Doric, Human Puppets, The Exetix,Κωμωδία Θανάτου and Plexiglas.

I can’t get enough of the new album and almost wish there more tracks on it. Are you already thinking of new material?

Actually, we do have various ideas, and some of them are already in the making. Unfortunately, time is a restraining factor as we don’t make a living out of our music. Our regular jobs consume most of the time, and we don’t have as much creative time as we would like. Right now, we are working on some new material, and we hope that we’ll be able to present something soon.

Will you be touring and will you be releasing another music video?

We are open to suggestions, and live performances are equally pleasing to the creative processes.

Now, a new music video isn’t expected soon, as they all are D.I.Y and we’d rather take the time for some new music.

Thanks – all the best!

Data Fragments self-titled debut album is available digitally via Bandcamp and on limited-edition vinyl from Greek label Geheimnis Records.

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