Parisian straight edge band Mind Awake have released their debut EP. The record features the five-piece pushing out four songs of high energy youth crew hardcore with distinctly French flavor.
We spoke to guitar player Guillaume Scaillet about his band, and their new record.
We are Mind Awake, we are from Paris, France, we’re all straight edge and I guess we’re pretty much the only Edge band in our area at this moment. No matter what the others can think, to us, it is not a detail. It is important to be able to express ourselves the way we want.
This is our first demo and it is already huge for us. We’re all big passionates, who knew several disappointments with our former projects. To do Hardcore in France is not that easy. You have to chose the right team, true friends [you] can count on, to make a cool band happen. We also have the chance to come from Paris where we have a lots of friends ready to support us in every way they can, especially our good friend xNiamorx who take us with him on his cool label, PPB records.
We are young, we may have a lot to learn but I think we are on a good path. We hope this demo is the beginning of something big, and we would be grateful if you could help us with that.
The debut EP from Mind Awake was recorded and mixed by Etienne Machet, with mastering by Sébastien Langle. Cover art is by Pauline Tabur. The release is available on tape through PPB Records and to download or stream through Bandcamp.com.