Karmapolis: “Our song is about crossroads” [Interview]

In the weeks before A Dal 2015, we speak to the participants who are hoping to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Today, we speak to another newcomer in A Dal: electro-indie band Karmapolis! Read what they had to say below.
escXtra: Hey guys! Thank you for taking the time to speak to us. First of all, could you introduce yourselves to our readers?
Karmapolis: Hello, our name is Karmapolis, we are a Budapest, Hungary based three-piece electro-indie band. We had known each other for a quite long time when we decided to form a band that is more electronic but also guitar driven at the same time – this became Karmapolis.
X: How did you decide to apply and what would winning the national final mean to you?
K: Last year I sort of followed the Finals and thought this might be a chance for us too. Actually we already had the song last spring and from the very beginning I was arranging it to the Eurovision Contest – so we had to box it for a while.
X: Your song is written and composed by you. What is the song about and what were your influences for it?
K: Well the song is about crossroads. This is not always, or more often not obvious whether you are at a turning point in your life. It is you who have to decide it, no one will help you, you should feel it in your guts and act. Because if you don’t do anything you might miss the chance of your life. You can never know. Soundwise we wanted to put together a dancy but still dark tune in a Karmapolis way.
X: As your first participation in A Dal, how do you feel about it and what are your expectations?
K: It is great, we are still in our magic moment; “what?? are we really there??” Our expectations towards us is to be as good as we can, and if we talk about the whole production, to reach to the widest audience we can – so people can decide if they like Karmapolis or not?
X: What can we expect for your stage performance?
K: Besides the music part we are planning to have a different approach to visuals; I cannot tell you more about it, but you will love it!
X: The selection includes names we’ve seen before in A Dal such as Bogi, Kati Wolf, Fool Moon. How do you feel about this?
K: Congratulations to them! We really appreciate that we are all in it together, good luck!
X: Are you planning to do a promotional tour or release an album during or after the selection?
K: Absolutely would be great. We are sort of ready with 8 songs for the future album, so yes next year, new album for sure – Time Is Now will be on it for sure.
X: Are you Eurovision fans? If yes, since when?
K: I would put it this way: we are more and more into it. I believe that alone the Hungarian final could be the last final in Vienna, seriously. We have so many good songs, which I believe gives a great value to the whole Eurovision event.
X: Do you have any favorite songs from Eurovision?
K: from the current A Dal we like Chances, Passed and Éva Katona-Zsombori’s songs, they are really great. If we are talking about the past we would choose ABBA, no question.
X: Have you got a message for your fans and our readers?
K: Thank you all the support you already gave to us! If you like our song, support us in the future too and get ready to a hopefully fantastic live version of the Time Is Now song. would like to thank Karmapolis for their time and we’d like to wish them the best of luck in A Dal 2015! Watch their song, Time Is Now below!

Dimitris Ioannou

I'm Dimitris, from Cyprus. Eurovision has been a big part of my life for so long now. My first memories of the contest go back to 2005, which was a special year as Greece had won with Helena Paparizou. But 2009 was truly the first year I became a die-hard Eurofan, which is why that year holds a special place in my heart.

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