Sonic Addictive is a band from France, fronted by Julie Mathieu-Miniconi, who have recently released a new EP named “Welcome to Neon City”. We had the opportunity to chat with Julie and get to know her better while learning about her musical background and upcoming plans with both her solo projects as well as her band.

Enjoy this interview with Julie Mathieu-Miniconi!

Hello, Julie. It’s great to talk with you! How are you and the rest of Sonic Addictive doing?
Hi Reuel, I am very happy to be here. I’m fine, with Sylvain, we came back from holiday. A break we needed. The rest of the band is doing well too.
That’s great to hear. Last April you released your new EP “Welcome To Neon City”. How are you feeling about the reaction the new song received from your fans?
Personally, I’m delighted with the reception of this first EP. The reviews have been good overall, which makes you want to share more new songs with the public. We are already preparing our next EP, the artworks, the music video scenarios and we are already looking forward to sharing our next universe.
Sounds exciting! How would you describe your music to our readers who are yet to hear your music?
Our music is going to be evolving. Our communication is based on a retro map of retro gaming type. The public discovered our first universe, Neon City with our EP “Welcome to Neon City”. We describe our music as hybrid and cinematic rock/metal. Our first EP will appeal to fans of the 80s, synthwave, Rock, Metal Pop music… With this first EP we wanted to create something new and experiment with different sounds. It was a risk taking but we don’t regret it. I also wanted to address strong themes in the lyrics. Our next EP will be different with a different musical and visual universe. A new universe will be revealed on our retro map. More futuristic. But always with our sound, our musical imprint.
What bands and musicians did you grow up listening to that have affected your approach to creating your own music?
There are a lot of personalities and groups that have inspired me. Linkin Park, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Epica, are the first bands that I discovered and that still inspire me as much. Today, I have a weakness for Ad Infinitum and Blackbriar, Dead by April. I’m a big fan of Thomas Bergersen too, of classical music and pop music.
Great names! Let’s play a game! I will set a scenario in an alternate universe with new rules and see how you’d react to the different situations.

Let’s begin! In a universe where you are a necromancer, which late musician would you ask for advice?
Chester Bennington
In a universe where humans can choose either to be able to teleport from one place to another or travel back and forth in time, which superpower would you pick?
Travel back and forth in time. For militate and avoid the wars and the conflicts which there were in the past and still today.
Great thinking. In a universe where a zombie apocalypse wiped up most humans, would you be hiding in a safe house, outside killing zombies, or already turned into a zombie?
I would see myself as a warrior but I’m not a great sportswoman, I think I would become a zombie very quickly. I die first haha
In a universe where money does not exist, but instead, people pay for things by making other people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
I will be free from want 😀
In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up together, what food would you imagine your music would taste like?
A Kiwi
In a universe where humans only see in greyscale, what would your favourite colour be?
Pearl grey
Thank you for playing, Julie! I hope you enjoyed this! Have you ever experienced any kind of sexism in your professional life? What advice would you give our young readers who might experience any kind of discrimination?
Thank you for this game. It was really fun.
Yes, I have already been, like many people, unfortunately. A few years ago I worked in the medical field, I was young and during a job interview, the person I had in front of me asked me if I had a boyfriend. I remember telling him that it was none of his business. This person told me that I was old enough to be pregnant and that it would not be welcome. I left his office. The person in front of me was a woman. The advice I can give to readers is that we have to fight for our rights, our values. No one has the right to choose for us so let’s fight together. Women, men, black, white, LGBTQ+ make our voices heard, wherever we are. And I am aware that in some countries it is far from simple.
Thank you for sharing your experience and advice! Do you have any plans or new releases coming out soon that you’d like to tell our readers about?
As a solo project, I am preparing some classical concerts for the end of the year and I am planning a few concerts with the Symphonic Island duo formed by Sylvain and I.
Currently, with Sonic Addictive we are working very hard to find concert dates across France and Europe and then we are working on our next EP, which is already very advanced. We hope to share it with you next year.
Good luck in all your projects! Thank you for giving us this interview, Julie. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you very much for this interview, I had a very pleasant time. For those who discover me and discover Sonic Addictive, follow us on social networks.
Reuel Way

Being a feminist has been normalized as an irregularity through our patriarchal society, so I'd rather be called a "decent human" than a "feminist man". I breathe Metal and Rock and have a screwed-up sense of humour.