1. How did you get your band name?
The NUV stands for “The New Ultraviolet Vanish”. Originally it stood for “The Near UltraViolet” which is the light closest to the visible light used in astronomy to observe planets or stars failing. But it could also mean “The New Ultraviolent Vagina” or “The Nihilist Uses Vaseline” as well.
2. How did this band get started?
We’re Italian, but the NUV was born in Montreal where Andrea and I were looking for new experiences after our old band disbanded. Then we began to work with Leonardo with the ocean between us, sending stuff to each other by mail, until the producer Gabriele D'Amora, after listening those songs, convinced us to return to Italy to record the album in his studio.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters over all, but we really love Mr. Bungle, The Jesus Lizard, Nirvana and many other bands, even besides rock like The NERD.
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
With Iggy Pop and the Stooges ‘coz thy were the progenitors of punk/rock and with Paramore (I’m really in love with Hayley Williams!)
5. If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
The Ninja Turtles! They’re not furry but they like pizza like us!
6. Why should people listen to your band?
Because they’re reading this interview.
7. If you were chosen to be in Guitar Hero/Rock Band, what song would you want in the game? How hard do you think it would be to five-star on expert?
I’ve no idea because I’ve never played to Guitar Hero/Rock Band. But I find really funny to play “Lucha Libre”… it’s not that complicated!
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
All those managers who have not been able to sell appliances and are put to decide the people's musical taste.
10. Memorable tour experience?
Wien: tall, thin and blond hot girls!
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
It’s like a restaurant menu.
12. What is your favorite song to play?
Our own song: "Lucha Libre".
Other’s song: "Search and Destroy"
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
Italian pop music
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Shape-shift: I’d like to be a Turtle!
16. Do you feel that your band has "made it"?
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
That we’re not sexist!
18. What's your favorite holiday?
On the beach!
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Playing and watching basketball.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
I can drink a pint of beer in less than 3 seconds