“Brighter” is an inspiring song by Snakedoctors that give hope for a bright future, the song draws the curtain on how long a bad day is, there is always a good day coming, a day you’ve always wished and prayed for.
in a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, the quartet shared the origin of the name Snakedoctors, this is what they said:
It’s dragonflies in a dialect used in the South (US). Our guitar player and vocalist used to live there.”
Snakedoctors are four friends who started the band in Gdansk, Poland in May of 2020. Since then they released twenty three singles (including a Christmas special and a song in Czech under name Jiri Blaha & Framuga Boys) and four albums: „Obligation”, „Joy Free Bowl”, „Mellow Joy” and “Four and a half”
Brighter is a path opener for their upcoming album “Waiting”. And again, the single features Nik Hughes – a drummer of Bush. A new album is coming out in the first half of 2023 with more guest artists, producers, and good music
The new album will also feature a different unplugged version of the song with a cello player from the US. More of this was shared during the interview as they shared some of the difficulties, they face in the music industry.
The single will be promoted by a video featuring the band and the guest lead actress.
Watch Brighter below:
What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
It’s dragonflies in a dialect used in the South (US). Our guitar player and vocalist used to live there.
Where do you find inspiration?
Lyricswise – just around, life brings so much inspiration that you don’t need anything else. Musicwise – just the music styles we like
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
We all grew up with music around. Our leader played in bands since his young years – both in Poland and in the US
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
It wasn’t exactly the inspiration just something that came along. Starting with the will to play music and having a band and finally… just doing it with all those aspects that make you a part of the industry. Let’s clarify – indie industry
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Our leader writes song – it all comes natural to him. He can wake up and write and record songs on daily basis. As far as playing instruments – he learned his skill when he was a kid and others in later years
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Probably some jazz band in early childhood
How could you describe your music?
A blend of grunge, hard rock and garage rock with some new wave flavor
Describe your creative process.
Our leader comes with new tunes shows us what and how to play we add some of our stuff into it and we have a song
What is your main inspiration?
Our heros – in grunge Alice in chains, Stone Temple Pilots and hard rock Deep Purple. New wave – anything from Joy Division to synth based Depeche Mode.
What musician do you admire most and why?
That would be the same bands that stand for our inspiration.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
It just goes around styles that inspire us – but initially our music was more on a grunge side, later on new wave and now it’s back to grunge
Who do you see as your main competitor?
We don’t look at others as competitors. We would rather treat all of us as a part of a music scene
What are your interests outside of music?
Probably sports and travelling
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Big labels that rule the world and decide who could do what. And we keep hearing that streaming kills music – as for a small fee listeners get all and there’s nothing left for musicians… Being indie makes you less fragile on that
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
If you want to listen to music you should buy it instead of paying a small fee to streaming companies. That’s what we keep hearing. Let’s look at it in this way – imagine that all people go to work and instead of salary receive a small fee (i.e. 0,01%) on weekly or monthly bases. Not the income just a small part of it and most of earned money goes to companies providing the administrative services.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
It’s just a tile of first song that we started to work on for this album.
What are your plans for the coming months?
More recording and live shows
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
This coming album brought collaborations with members of Bush and some duets with artists we had worked with already. No precise or clear plans for near future. At least for now.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Listen to music you like, have fun and be happy. There are enough of bad things in the world around to create more of that