We recently got to catch up with a newly formed band Lunaform from America who are gearing up to release their debut EP. They’ve been making waves on social media with some video teasers and integrating themselves into the music community online, which has been growing for a number of years now with platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube bringing together musicians from across the world to connect with each other. Lunaform have used this to bring each other together as a band and connect with an audience of people showing a big interest in what the guys are up to. We got to ask them a few questions about the band life and here’s what they had to say…
Where did the name Lunaform come from?
Justin (Czubas, guitarist and composer) and I were dabbling with name ideas, and for one reason or another, it just came together. It’s not a real word, but we think it sets the vibe for the band properly.
How did you all meet and become a band?
I had been having a hard time finding a band I felt at home in, so I posted a cover of mine (a Shokran song) and asked my FB friends to help me find my “dream team”. By the end of the day, my buddy Andrew Barfield tagged Justin’s name, we spoke, shared ideas with each other, and it took off from there. I had known Daniel (Gomez, guitarist) for some time, and when we begun pushing the idea of a second guitarist, he hit us up, got tabs, and learned the songs fairly fast. Shortly after, we did the same for our drummer situation, which is how we got acquainted with Trevor (Scott, drummer). To this day, we’re still on the hunt for a proper bassist, but will be taking our time finding the perfect fit.
You recently had your first practice together how did that go?
Tons of synergy, great vibes, tons of smiles. It was fulfilling to have us all in a room together to jam the songs hands on. Thanks to some at home practice efforts prior, we came decently prepared and didn’t embarrass ourselves too badly. To physically have your months of effort in front of you come to fruition is too rewarding.
You created a community group on Facebook to help create awareness for the band, how has this helped and what has the response been like?
We didn’t want to make an official FB page for the band until we had all EP related things ready, but we wanted to keep people aware of who we are, and what we are about. We all have posted separate teasers from our own personal accounts, and in turn brought attention to the group, which is sitting at 1,200 strong! We’re proud of the support we have amassed prior to releasing a single, and we use the group to connect with those who are waiting for us to release the fruits of our labor.
What can you tell us about your upcoming EP?
It’s heavy, it’s melodic, it’s bouncy, and overall, it’s us. I feel it is the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we have to offer, but will serve as a fantastic introduction for us as a band. What sticks out the most to me with the band is Justin‘s tastefully used background sounds, such as strings, celestas, and more. It really adds a ton of depth and feeling to every song that truly brings together the “Lunaform” sound.
What’s the future plans for Lunaform?
Once mixing and mastering is complete, Justin will begin his big adventure of moving down from New Jersey to Texas, which will mean we’ll all be grouped together and able to practice full time. From there, we will hype up the EP, and work on the palette of different songs Justin has been writing for the inevitable full length.
What have you all been listening to recently and where does your inspiration come from?
Justin has been jamming a ton of Chon and Covet in recent, and I myself have been listening to Ichiko‘s new EP, and a lot of VOLA. In regards to what inspired the music itself, Justin (the band’s instrumental composer) pulls the most influence from bands like Periphery, Jason Richardson, Born of Osiris, and Veil of Maya.
Will there be guest features on the EP and if so can you tell us one?
There will be one, and all we can say is he’s a young guitar prodigy recognized by the biggest names in the game. He shreds, and damn is he clean.
Will you guys be playing live shows?
Absolutely. Our ultimate goal is to take Lunaform on the road, and play for all the amazing people who have supported us as a band and as individuals thus far. We’re confident we will begin doing so next year, and hope to hit everywhere we can.