gigmit: Congratulations, SINU, you are Germany’s best newcomer! Since the title, what has changed for you?
SINU: Of course, we were very happy to win. But during the performance, we had practically forgotten about the competition. But it’s an extra nice pat on the back when a jury of people who really know what they’re doing and know about music says: “What you’re doing is great, keep it up!” It’s nice to see how much press has contacted us since the win, and of course, we benefit from that a lot.
How to win a band contest?
We believe it’s first important to make music that you can get behind, and that might even inspire someone else. No matter how professional you are or how long or short you have been working on your project or your music, a band contest is always a good opportunity to get constructive feedback from strangers and to get out of the bedroom and onto the stage!
Regarding Local Heroes, this is a wonderful network with great, committed people who put 100% of their heart and sweat into it! We went to the finals without any expectations. In the past, we have already participated in numerous competitions with other projects. At some point, you become a bit of an old hand and learn what really matters: connecting!
Would the world be better or worse without old hands in the music business?
You are “best newcomer”, what is the biggest challenge for you in booking?
You’ve said that at 9 out of 10 live performances you play the song “Deutschland, Deutschland 21” with tears in your eyes. Why? What kind of concerts are those?
Sinu, thank you for the interview!
In addition to SINU as Germany’s best newcomer, other gigmit artists were also honored at Local Heroes:
Best Live Performance: REICHE SÖHNE
Best Vocalists: SINU und STOJANOV SYNDICATE
Beste Instrumentalist: Hannah Selk, Drummer ARRESTED
Special Price “Upcoming Artist”: NEON DIAMOND
Audience Award: STOJANOV SYNDICATE