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FUZZ SPOTLIGHT: Anton Ioffe


Anton gives us an unbridled grimey/grungey slash-rock we've been yearning for in an age dominated by dominated digital & polished sounds. The deep fuzz tone of his guitars paired with the trash-can drums hit your bones with each track of his band, The Heaven Hovels, latest album, 'I'm Wandering'. Layer on his belting vocals and you have a cocktail, of the Molotov variety. Ladies & Gentlemen, Anton Ioffe:


A: I was 11 y.o. when my grandma bought me a guitar and started paying my first guitar teacher:) The teacher was a good and poor person who showed me what the honest music is.


"I was 11 y.o. when my grandma bought me a guitar and started paying my first guitar teacher :)"


F: Wow, Thanks Grandma! And what was this honest music you were introduced to?

A: Any notes with his dirty nails and concentrated mind.

F: Haha, some great imagery there. So what brings you to FUZZ, are you looking for anything in particular?

A: I’m looking for musicians for my many riffs and songs. I hope to find them here because I don’t like dirty nails 🤷🏼‍♂️

F: Well luckily I think we have both clean and dirty-nailed musicians on here!

Can we talk about your track 'Lies'? I want that guitar tone. Are the Heaven Hovels a band you were in?

A: Cool. I like your platform, thank you for that. Yes, sure. I wrote this song in 2015 when I used some of drugs with my girlfriend. I'd be very much in love with her but I couldn’t give her as much love as she deserved. The Heaven Hovels is the band without constant line up. Its story began in 2014 and continues for today but I came up with this name when I thought of a name for the demo album ‘Im Wandering’. I hope I can find the right musicians in London and we'll come up with a new name. or keep the old one. I don't care anymore... I just want to make good rock music. That's impossible for me in Russia.


"I don't care anymore... I just want to make good rock music. That's impossible for me in Russia."


F: oh wow, plot twist! Are you from Russia originally? What's the difference between the Russian and UK music scenes?

A: Yes, I'm from Russia and I'm here now. I don't know the difference because I can't move to the UK. Recently I got a contract with a one model agency in London but we haven't been decide the issue of my travel. I hope we can resolve it just because yesterday I got a job as a gardener in the central park in Moscow... But actually I like it, I have a lot of time with great composers as Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Antonio Vivaldi. Genius people.

F: Park gardens and classical music...that sounds really pleasant actually, I agree.

So are you playing music in Russia at all? What’s the status over there?

A: Yeah, I gathered a band here for live shows because and maybe record because I can’t just sit around.

F: That’s awesome you have a live band going right now. Gotta keep scratching the itch somehow, I know the feeling. Are live shows happening a lot where you are? How are people receiving the experience of things opening back up? A: Yeah, there are so many lives and other interesting things. I don't know about people's reactions because I have little contact with them, I'm busy with my career. P.s. I’m not gathering a band for lives here anymore, that was a mistake. I wish all readers not to ignore their mistakes and reckon with the time it takes to reach your goal. F: That's some real wisdom right there. Much appreciated. 🙏 Do you plan to continue making music on your own? Or pivoting to focus solely on your career?

A: No I’m looking for musicians to create together. This is my career. F: Epic. That's the spirit!! We'll keep an eye out for you and your sweet shreds as your journey continues!


"I wish all readers not to ignore their mistakes and reckon with the time it takes to reach your goal."


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