It's hardly the most stable of times for a band to slow release a new EP, but faced with the alternative of drifting in obscurity, what are a band supposed to do?

TUYS latest EP, an exceptional burst of melodic rock, A Series Of Dreams, which kicks off with the beguiling Papaya, should have had a huge fanfare when released on 20 March, instead the premiere event was cancelled, as well, you know...that little thing called COVID-19.

Here we talk to Tun Biever about what this means for the band's present and future...

This is a strange time to release a single, how will this effect you as group?

It definitely feels weird to release a song during a pandemic but I guess relative to others, we're not that profoundly affected by this crisis. We try to look at it with a lot of optimism: "Papaya" is a short piece of art, that might make people's quarantines a bit less boring.

The lack of movement during the pandemic will put a strain on your recording and touring, how will you adapt?

We are quite lucky that we had not scheduled any tours for the coming months. Many bands we are friends with are currently suffering a lot. We have a European tour planned for the end of November and hope the situation gets better by then.

As a band, we have decided to isolate ourselves from each other as we live with our respective families and want to insist on the message of staying home. We will now focus on songwriting.

Are you adopting the digital approach? Will we see an online concert any time soon?

We are quite lucky that we had not scheduled any tours for the coming months.

Many bands we are friends with are currently suffering a lot. We have a Europe tour planned for the end of November and hope the situation get better by then.

As a band, we have decided to isolate ourselves from each other as we live with our respective families and want to insist on the message of staying home. We will now focus on songwriting.

How has your mindset changed from the time of recording to the current day?

When Yann sent us the first demo of the track more or less a year ago, it was more of a joke than a serious song proposal. Over time, we came to love it and it probably helped fostering the eclectic side of the series. We could do whatever we wanted to, even some fruity satire.

Do you think the Luxembourg music scene will suffer, as a whole due to the current global situation?

It definitely does: lots of great events were affected and I'm afraid that some festivals will follow.

On the other side, I allows many local artists to focus on the music right now which you can see on social media. Furthermore, I feel like there is a higher willingness from the media and listeners to support local music in these difficult times.

Assuming this clears by summer, what will your plans entail? And if it stays the same, what will you do?

We have a concert planned at Rotondes on the 30th of April which we will try to move to May if possible.

We're playing a bunch of local festivals including the Koll an Aktioun and the Festival de Wiltz. Can't wait to play festivals again; I guess these will be great euphoric gatherings.