Ministry of Echology

MXF TV: Ministry of Echology on touring abroad

January in Lithuania is a pretty dreary month. The snow makes getting around a chore, and it gets dark early.

Fortunately, Ministry of Echology recently toured the country in support of their new album, ‘Wanderer‘. In doing so, they gave us some much needed sunshine with their reggae/dub sounds.

Before their gig at Loftas in Vilnius on January 14, they told Music Export Fund what they feel the best things about playing abroad are.

Transcript

MXF: What is your favourite experience of playing abroad with Ministry of Echology?

Paulius: Having an opportunity to travel together and to stay together for a long time.

Audrius: We played in Berlin, we arrived to an old abandoned college. There was an info shop, a kitchen, sleeping rooms, libraries… There we played this concert in support of refugees. They made us delicious food, we played for them and lots of locals came. It was nice!

Paulius from Ministry of Echology [Image by: Paulina Ružauskaitė]

Paulius from Ministry of Echology [Image by: Paulina Ružauskaitė]

Martynas: This one time we were going to France. I couldn’t point out one exact experience, but the whole trip was amazing.

Rokas: We had a trip to France, it took about one week. We had five concerts in a row. It was nice to meet all the other Lithuanians abroad who came to our concert.

Rokas from Ministry of Echology

Rokas from Ministry of Echology [Image by: Paulina Ružauskaitė]

Nerijus: When we were at a recording session at Ramsgate in the UK. We spent ten days together, and it was an amazing time. We were all like family; there was a bit of everything – good and bad, fun and sad. But mostly everything was really fun.

Elena: It’s joyful being with the band and playing your music.

Tomas: Maybe the attitude from foreign people to our music. We played in Berlin, Paris… but maybe the warmest welcome was in Poland, I guess. In Paris and in Poland.

Tomas from Ministry of Echology [Image by: Paulina Ružauskaitė]

Tomas from Ministry of Echology [Image by: Paulina Ružauskaitė]

Vytautas: The surprise in the people’s eyes. When people come to your concert, don’t know you and your band, and you put on a pretty good performance, they are really pleased and surprised.

Dominyka: I love that we can spend more time together.

Dominyka from Ministry of Echology

Dominyka from Ministry of Echology [Image by: Paulina Ružauskaitė]

MXF: Why is that important?

Dominyka: Because we’re a very big band of a lot of people so it’s very difficult to meet in the city where we live. So, when we go abroad we have no other choice but to be together!

More information:

Ministry of Echology official Facebook: www.facebook.com/ministryofechology

Ministry of Echology on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MinistryOfEchology

Buy Ministry of Echology’s music HERE: ministryofechology.bandcamp.com

And HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/lt/album/notes-quotes/id864017409

Ministry of Echology on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/ministryofechology

Ministry of Echology on Spotify: