This group wants really much to come
out with their music because their answer was along the fastest I have
A little bit backgroundhistory about
-It started with Niklas and August, much improvisation in the rehearsalroom.
In the beginning we played more alternative rock like Smashing Pumpkins, and
therefore the bandname which is taken from one of their songs. Around 2003
he have found our sound we have today and Christian and Andreas came into
the group. A line-up which still is alive.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, family,
work and something bad about every one?
-All of us is 27 except Andreas which is 32 - Andreas is an older brother to
Niklas. Except some not so good projects so have the members not have had
any other band.
Both Andreas and Niklas works with automation in the industry, August in an
authority and Christian study to a sound engineer. Niklas have the worlds
worst temper. Christian is a chronic lazy bastard. August is often look like
65 when he has a hangover, which happens often. Andreas is a combination of
all of us.
To play this sort of music and come from the city of Västervik there folk
and songs comes from how is that?
-It goes along well. There isn´t so many bands in our style form here, and
traditionally have the folksongs been challenged by the punk/hardcore-scene.
We got once a review which said that our music was mirroring the city
Västervik, sometimes it maybe do that but I think it more mirroring ourself
as persons. But sure you could do our songs to calmer songs which will suit
into Västervik-sound if you wants to do that...
I compare you to among others HIM....what other bands are you being compared
-Katatonia is the most used. We have also been compared to Opeth, even if we
can´t hear the similarities ourselves.
Is there any band you want to be compared to if you must be that?
-We have never had any specific influence but the dirty
sound from HIMs first record have been some inspiration.
How do you think that musiclife is around Sweden now?
-Västervik isn´t a so good reference but it´s surely the same in many places
in Sweden, there´s a lot of bands but not so many get the chance to see them
play. And still there´s a lot of good bands around Sweden but many of them
choose to play more abroad
Lyrically, what are you inspired of?
-Things which happens in life and selfexamination is a nig influence.
Sometimes can also small happenings been weared by big words and it suits
To have such a long name , is it good or can you see some
disadvantages with that?
-As long as we don´t have a name in a style like „The
...s” so are we satisfied. Even if the name isn´t so much to remember, so is
it maybe hard to get stuck into some persons you talk to, but that was the
name we all wanted to have. We think it suits into the music really well and
we couldn´t imagine to have any other name. .
Is it important to have a good
bandname, which band have the best name do you think?
-I think the best bandnames is good just because of the fact that the bands
are good. Nirvana, had they played dancemusic so hadn´t anyone liked
You have been playing together for a long time, why have
it took so long time to release the debutalbum?
-People moves, instruments stolen, we have been throwed
out from our rehearsalroom or moved from them. We have always been active
with songwriting and have more songs in our baggage for future records which
we works with all the time.
Are you satisfied with the record? Is there anything you
could have done better?
-We´re absolutely satisfied. There is always things which could have been
better, but time and money is a fact. And then you destroy a song also when
you don´t know how to stop brighten them. We think many times that the best
recording is the best now the last.
To sell records nowadays isn´t so easy…how many do you think you will sell?
It feels like the metalaudience is better on buying records than normal
-We have very bad check on selling and what people think
we will sell. The hope we have is to get more new people to listen to our
Do you buy record yourself?
-Yes! A lot!.
How do you see on mp3 and those things?
-Of course there are possibilities to get out with your music in another way
than before but if you like a band you want to buy the record to have in
Five favourite records right now?
-Kent - Du och jag döden
Bay Laurel - Where pain comes to die
Type O Negative - October rust
The Haunted - The Dead Eye
Ghost Brigade - Guided by fire
Five important things in life?
-Love, money, friendship, our fans and hangoverdump, without any particular
The first, the latest and the most expensive record ever bought?
-Smashing pumpkins, Nirvana, Metallica and similar bands is among the first
records. Among the later records we have bands like Faunts, Coheed
and Cambria and Within Temptation. The most expensive we can come up with is
some import of Soilworks debut.
Which type of people comes to your
concerts? Is it only metalaudience or what?
-It seems to be very mixed audience. We played the day
before christmas in Norrköping and much depending of the place itself it was
mostly clubpeople in the bar. When we play otherwise it´s all ages
Which is the biggest band you have played together with
-We mostly have had gigs on our own or with local bands that we know.
If you could choose five bands, dead or vliving bands, to
have a big concert with, which would you choose?
-Led Zeppelin, Katatonia, Opeth, Paradise Lost or why not
How do you think it is to live in Sweden today?
-Moist and grey.
Futureplans for the band?
-In the nearest future it´s gigs and some daily work with promotion. We seek
management to get a better structure on our gigs, we want to come around
Sweden and play, maybe abroad and eventually put together a minitour with
some other bands.
-Work,work and more work and music of course.
-We will see if we have learn some to the next time.
Something to add?
-Listen to our record and please be our friends on Facebook!
Link to Spotify: Blue
Skies Bring Tears – Anomaly