OK. you can stay for dinner. Just don’t trash the place….
Our favorite hard rockers stopped by yesterday.
Bjorn and Nitzan (he’s Bjorn and she’s Nitzan), are the lead singer and guitarist in the European rock band Drive Like Maria.
We’ve known them for some time, and their studio is both music studio and video studio. They shoot all their own videos on small cameras and cut all their own music videos on FCP on their own.
What makes this interesting is that they’re here in the US to finish recording their first complete album (is it still called an album? (You can see how old I am. I am referencing Huey Lewis and the News!)) Vinyl sales are still big in England – so I am told). In any event, as a hard rocker band they are entirely self made, videos included. And they have done quite well. Their first record deal is with PIAS, or Play it Again Sam records.
We certainly wish them all the best with their first professionally produced and released album.
But they were able to get this far solely by self promotion and self-produced videos (apparently an intrinsic part of this business).
Here’s a look at some of their stuff:
And a link to their web site, which contains a promotional video that they have yet to post on Youtube, so I can’t embed it, but take a look.