Tell us more about how you came up with the name Dead Cockroach?
- Matias Galvez: When I was living in Sydney there were lots of cockroaches in my place so we use to put poison in the corridor before sleep, then in the morning there were lots of dead cockroaches on the floor. The way they prepare to died caught my attention, because it seems that they were preparing to died almost like a ceremony.
Tell us more about how you experience in Australia… Did you play there?
- Matias Galvez: Yes, I was playing the drums in a local band called Deep Space Supergroop, we played at the Standard, king cross hotel, the world bar and a few more places. I have to recognize that I got some influence from that band for this project…
What is your songwriting process?
- Matias Galvez: It’s simple, I think, everything starts with a feeling or a riff and then the idea is to capture the chorus as quick as possible and then develop the rest of the song.
How was recording your latest EP?
- Matias Galvez: It was a nice experience because was fast and straight to the point, trying to keep the song’s soul intact.
What can fans expect from a Dead Cockroach show?
- Matias Galvez: our strength as a band is the live show, we like to have a connection with the crowd and make them feel the music the way we understand it. Also, we like to fool around in the stage and make jokes. We are a pro band but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We try to give the audience the best show that we can give and we want them to feel that.
What do you think about the influence of the Dead Cockroach music?
- Matias Galvez: As kids we played classic rock; Rush, Queen, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, The Police, among others. Then we explore many kind of styles and bands.
How did you go from the transition from being a guitarist to being a front man as well?
- Matias Galvez: hahaha I had never wanted to sing, my business has been always the guitar, but like someone said “you have to sing your own blues”. It took a lot of courage to perform as a front man but then become something natural, you never stop leaning things from yourself
What inspired you to write Democracy is over?
- Matias Galvez: Well the title refers to the democracy as an illusion, as a big curtain to keep hidden the people who take the real decisions. This album talks about different issues from modern life and the stressful this can be. Anyway, we tried to wrote the lyrics fun and simple so anyone can understand it.
Dead Cockroach is currently producing the 2nd album and also playing live shows in Santiago, you can find us:
Also you can find them on Spotify