Tell me about the story of the band!
Hi there! We’re No Frontiers, punk-rock band born in Milan, Italy, in 2000. The band started with me, Ricky, (guitar and vocals), and the brothers Alessandro (guitar and vocals) and Daniele (drums). Actual line-up started 3 years ago with Ettore joining as bass player.

What did you do in the last six months?
We locked ourselves in studio last summer, and we basically spent all the time in pre-producing, recording and rehearsing for the new record; we can’t wait to play it live in the upcoming months!


Why have you chosen this name for your band?
Despite we started in the “number-bands” era (Sum 41, Blink-182…), we loved the way the name sounded. Furthermore, it gives the idea of limitless we try to experiment with our music: starting from punk-rock, mixing it with many other music influences.

How important is the look/appearance for your band?
Not that much. Do you know what truly matters to us? We love music, we love play it in front of people, and the only real thing that matters to us is playing it good, playing it loud, playing it fast! I don’t want someone walking away from our shows saying “Hey, the singer was stylish!”, I want him to walk away saying “Hey, this band rocked my ears!”

Tell us about the new LP “Moving Forward”. Are you fully satisfied with it?
We totally are! Every single second of the record was written, influenced and engineered by the four of us only. It is natural, spontaneous, it sounds exactly the way we had in mind when we decided to record the tracks. It is an important record for all of us, because it has many values and meanings; we all felt the need for catharsis, to put everything into tracks and to move forward.


Which is the highest point of the LP?
I would say “1059 W. Addison St.”, even if it actually started as a bet. I wanted to write a song to open gigs with, so that people may immediately love us or hate us. We never wrote a so fast song before, we never wrote a 1 minute song. And you know what? Many reviews gave us positive feedbacks, and audiences apparently love it. Last but not least, we fuckin’ love to play it!

How would you define your sound?
Quite essential. We always had in mind that what you got in your CD player should be the same, in terms of quality, to what you go listen to on a show. So we try to keep it simple and effective, loud and aggressive.

Alternative rock. Describe for me these words! And what do you think, is a good compromise to describe your style?
I’ve never been good on labelling music styles, to be honest. “Alternative rock” would work if you consider how the songs sound like, as mixture of different sounds and styles. We start from old-school punk-rock, pushing ourselves then to heavy rock or hardcore, coming back to ballads and moving across classic rock.

Which bands have influenced your style?
Mainly 2000’s punk-revival bands: Green Day, Sum 41, Blink-182, The Offspring, Ataris, Lit…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Playing every night, partying every day. Is that too mainstream?

What song is in your head right now?
I’m answering your questions while I’m listening to “Slow Dance” by Arcane Roots. Damn, it’s a blast…

And what do you think about your local music scene?
There are many interesting bands releasing very cool tunes; unfortunately finding venues for live shows is always a nightmare…

What is the most embarrassing situation you’ve ever been with No Frontiers?
When we were rookies, we blindly accepted every kind of shows: this is how we found ourselves playing next to churchyards or for lame local TVs… But the most frequent embarrassment happens when the drummer loses its sticks during the shows, you can feel all kind of profanities coming from the stage…

Have you got a good reason to be in Behind Magazine?
Because it’s THE place to be!