Telekom Electronic Beats

10 x 4 – ???

10 x 4 – ??? Pi?a z hoven is a name that is bound to raise several eyebrows, a combination of two of the most vulgar words in the Czech language. This may be related to the secrecy of the genre that they have been associated with (remember witch house?). Even though, as evidenced by their latest well-received record Doom na kraji lesa, a cute wordplay (phonetically “doom” means “house” in Czech), they have transgressed the stylistic boundaries of the genre and spread their sonic wings into synth and doom pop territories.

1. Your most memorable show?
A high school ball in Hodonín. There were two rooms there – the main one had a party band called Jama who played for 200 people. And in the other, we played for one guy on crutches. We like gigs like that, with a certain inherent comicality in them.

2. What goes in your coffee?
Moustache and lipstick.

3. An album that changed the way you thought?
Mama BuboPlaneta Háj, 2UnlimitedThe Very Best Of, Death in JuneAll Pigs Must Die.

4. Should music be free?
It doesn’t really matter, since there are always ways how to get music for free. What’s more important is to support live gigs.

5. Indispensable outfit?
Moustache and lipstick.

6. A film or book that greatly influenced your music?
Liquid Sky, Cool as Ice, Transformers 3, The Fly.

7. Your current favorite song?
Anything by I Love 69 Popgeju – our favourite Czech band.

8. Are you interested in politics?
Not as a band. Personally it varies. Some find elements of humour in it, others don’t, so it’s pretty difficult to follow politics as such.

9. Raging or chilling out?
Girls raging, boys chilling out.

10. One thing you can’t live without?
Moustache and lipstick.

Published June 18, 2012.