Confession is a new swedish punkband and here Adam which is the singer in the band tried to answer some questions to this interview. They have precisely released a mini-CD which is released as a real record and not a burned record, very nice. Check this group out….august 2005.
-Tommy contacted me and asked if I wanted to rehearsal and record some songs with him and the rest of the band. I think it was Johan and Tommys idea to do this. We rehearsed 11 songs last summer and recorded them. 3 of them is on our demo. We had some gigs and we did a new recording which result in our ep.
-Adam Nilsson, age 25 years, family in Småland, lives with my girlfriend in Stockholm, like to play Tv-games and to play punkrock.
Johan Ottosson, age 26 years, lives in Småland, likes punk and my peeps!
Niklas Joelsson, age 22 years, lives in Småland, girlfriend, likes karaoke!
Martin Nilsson, age 2 years, lives in Småland, works as a carpenter, like beer, punk and poetry.
Tommy Tifft, age 23, works in Malmö, study and works at
Glassfabriken, likes days of our lives, wrestling and Kris Kristoferson.
Why did you start the group?
-Just to play punkrock!
I think you have much influences from 77-punk, comment? Is that something you listen to
-Yeah, that´s the music that I and Johan have grown up
with. Both the Swedish and the English punk. I don´t know how to play
anything else. I think it can be heard also in the songs which goes more to
HC that we´re a 77-punkband in our style
Favoruitepunkgroup through all times?
The most important punksong ever done?
-It must be ”Anarchy in the U.K” Fjodor from Ebba said in
some interview that this is the ultimate rocksong and it feels so…. …
Is there any good bands in your hometown?
-Check out Ticking Bombs from Fagersta and Mockingbirds
from Sölvesborg. Total Egon plays again too! There´s alot of good punk in
Sweden. Dims Rebellion and Twopointeight is fucking good too!
How do you think it is to live in Sweden then, and then I mean politically?
-Sweden is really Ok if you compare with other plays in the world. I had surely falling through if it haven´t been for our social care.(I must admit this I´m sad to say)
Music and politics, does it goes hand in hand?
-The punk have always felt like a opposite pole against
politics and then it´s politic in that. And if I hadn´t said so so couldn´t
we have anything to play ”against”. I mean that for me punk is a channel
there I can say whatever I want without care about what somebody else will
think about it. And when it touches political question it´s politic. I don´t
udnerstand what to sing/write about otherwise. What does unpolitical
punkbands writes about? Which punkband is unpolitical?
The best political group?
-Crass and Propagandhi
From where do you get inspiration from when you do lyrics?
-I usually write down lyrics when I’m on a toilet
somewhere. You know you have been going around and thought about something
and only write it down on a paper. Other lyrics you maybe put some more
time on at home. But I like the streetpoetrysongs better. I have never
thought that “hmmm now I should do a lyric about that or that”. I mean it´s
a feeling you often describe. Inspiration comes from everywhere around which
touches me inn some way. Positive and negative.
You did a real record and not a homeburned, how come? Was it expensive?
-It haven´t felt like a real release otherwise. And we is
really satisfied with the record and we think it´s worth to release.It cosed
us 17 swedish krona/record and we produced 1000(Martin took a bankloan)
You think also to do a fullengthrecord, when will it come?
-As soon as we have rehersed and recorded so many songs
so it´s enough. W haven´t the wolrd longest songs on the Ep and it´s a
thought that the fullength will be more like one style . It will take the
time it take. The most important is that we´re satisfied with it. We will
surely do a split or two before that!
What does punk mean to you, is it a lifestyle or is it
only a word?
Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite
concerts and five most important things in life?
Ksmb – ”Rika barn leka bäst”
Ebba grön – “We are only in it for the drugs”
Clash – “London Calling”
Bob Dylan – ”Blond on blond” ( shit I want to write some more, there´s a lot of good records))
Total Egon on Augustibuller 2003.
Lars Winnerbäck acoustic on Hultsfred Festival when he still was good
Strindbergs – Acoustic on Stacken(kompledigt)
Stry – also acoustic on Stacken
Backpockets – Reunion on Parkfestivalen 2005
Five important things=
Family, work, band, friends, David Brent
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
The most embarrassing record in your collection?
The best record to have sex to?
The record with the nicest cover?
To be a relative new band, is it positive or negative?
-Only positive. We have done a lot in one year. We feel no pressure.
Is it many gigs?
Which type of people comes to your concerts?
Futureplans for the band if you don´t think about the
And for yourself?
-Go and work every day and to play with Confession in the
Something to add? -
Good zine and thanks for the interview. Keep your eyes open for Tommys other bans Sista Skeunden ( www.sistasekunden.tk )! And….take care of each other.