She Said Destroy! is a noise-pop duo project which began in november 2010 in Bologna, IT. Despite the two different musical influences, Stefania (bass and vocals) and Emy (drums and backing vocals) develop their sound by mixing the most light-hearted pop and lo-fi roots. Bounded by a genuine mood, SSD! has found their way thanks to a lucky combination of biting sounds and pop melodies, setting out from a schizophrenic variety of genres. As soon as the project started, their first single "I Fell In Love" was added to several international webradio playlists. In April, 30th 2012 SSD! released their first self-produced EP "Conflicting Landscapes" and from that moment on they have been performing in Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Germany.
what’s your message?
Be yourself and Play loud till you're deaf.
do you play shows and how do they look like?
We are shy. We usually don't talk too much
what was the craziest show you’ve ever played ?
we played in a small female festival in Bologna and that night there was a football match: Italy vs. England. we were told to shorten our set and play during the fifteen minutes break between the first and second half of the match. I remember Stefania was very upset and for the first time she talked more than ever to the audience, yelling "you! stupid idiots!". i was astonished, yet very amused, since we didn't give up and didn't shorten our set.
what was the worst and why?
The worst gig we played was in a place where the promoter didn't even let us have a bottle of water for the stage and some little space where to set up our merch. Generally, the worst gigs happen when a promoter is unkind or an audience is not interested in listening.
what are your future plans?
An acoustic set and brand new songs for our next album.
are you going for the big deal or are you more the d.i.y. type?
All we know is we don't like mainstream!
your 3 favorite bands:
S: Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, La Dispute.
E: Yo La Tengo, Electrelane and Atlas Sound.
your 3 favorite colors:
S: black, blue, red.
E: Gun metal gray, red and electric blue.
your 3 favorite dishes:
S: Spaghetti al pomodoro, veg sushi, cous cous.
E: Lasagne, "Parmigiana di melanzane" which is the Italian version of Moussaka and pizza, forevah.
your 3 favorite movies:
S: Stand By Me, Dom Za Vesanje, Gummo.
E: la dolce vita, the night of the hunter, mister lonely.
your 3 favorite books:
S: I hate reading so I can't find books that I like!
E: il disprezzo (moravia), underground (murakami), the subterraneans (kerouac).
your 3 favorite records:
S: "Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair" by La Dispute, "Treats" by Sleigh Bells, "I Feel Cream" by Peaches.
E: "Fakebook" by Yo La Tengo, "Moon Safari" by Air and "Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel" by Atlas Sound
your 3 favorite venues:
Berlin, Ljubljana, Bologna.
your 3 favorite hobbies:
S: Making photos, driving with music and singing, doing nothing alone at home.
E : urban gardening, driving for long distances and swimming in the Ionian sea.
your favorite joke:
E: Any satyrical cartoons about the fucking Pope and carabinieri (policemen).
your 3 favorite animals:
S: cats, cats, cats! <3
E: pugs, chihuahuas and goats.
3 things you totally need on stage:
S: something to drink, a good voice, and make up.
E: water, carbonstick and shoes.
S: people open their mind, stop brainwashing, love forever.
E: Every Italian macho magically turns into a minute man, marjuana legalization and Berlusconi dies in jail.
what do you fight?
S: Intolerance, rascism, cruelty to animals.
E: for gender and religion abolition.