Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Pompeya is an indie rock band that blends elements of ’70s disco, ’80s New Wave, and ’90s rock resulting in their own poppy concoction. The group quickly developed quite the following in their hometown and now, with the release of their latest EP, Night, the band are set to make a mark on North American soil. Los Angeles radio station KCRW recently noted that the band is, “energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to electronic indie culture,” the Pompeya’s name is spreading. We had some fun and asked bassist Denis Agafonov some quick and witty questions.

Favorite drink and food?
Agafonov: Borsch with sour creme! Pure water!

What Internet Search Engine do you use?
Agafonov: Google Chrome!

BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, other?
Agafonov: iPhone!

Beer, Wine or Liquor?
Agafonov: Beer and liquor!

Check out the song “Cheenese”

Must-have on your rider?
Agafonov: Navigator!

Must-have non-musical item when you’re on tour?
Agafonov: Pillow!

What 3 things would you have to have in your bag on a road trip?
Agafonov: Money, Money and hot sauce!

What’s the theme song to your life and why?
Agafonov: Nina Simone – “Baltimore” (because it’s a very beautiful and sad song).

If your life were a book or movie, what would the title be?
Agafonov: War and Peace.

Would you rather be a zombie, vampire or werewolf?
Agafonov: Vampire!

Cats or Dogs?
Agafonov: Dogs!

If you were a stripper what would your name be?
Agafonov: Lacruanda!

What are 3 words that describe you?
Agafonov: Fun, laughter, jokes.

What quote would you put on your Tombstone?
Agafonov: Sexy monkey boy!

What is the Best Movie ever?
Agafonov: The Grand Budapest Hotel.

If you could have anything as a pet, what would it be?
Agafonov: Giraffe.

Check out the song “90”


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