Jarlsmark is a guy which I really like and his music is a little bit odd and it´s really good. He tellse me about himself a day in march 2008.
Please tell me about yourself?
-My name is Johan Jarlsmark and I´m born and raised in
Gothenburg. I am a musician, songwriter and an artist and I´m really
up-to-date today with my new album Revolution which is out now.
Bands before, on the side and bands before?
-Have played in many bands and constellations, most not so known bands which have done my songs.
-A little bit coincidence … I knew Johan Håkansson from earlier and then I was on a party at Nikke Ströms home and asked him if he wanted to be in the band ” Is Johan in the band so do I want to be in the band”answered Nikke and in that way it is. Bengt Bygren came with Dan Viktor which is an old friend to me. Agge have I known since high-school.
-I have listened a lot to Thåström … John Holm have I heard earlier but I have no direct relation to him, I don´t know if I have heard him. Eldkvarn have I never listened to a lot, but I have heard them.
-I have earlier heard John Holm as you said, otherwise it´s Winnerbäck, Lundell and Thåström …
Why do you call yourself only for your last name?
-Short and simple.
-We will see!
-I have an own recordlabel which have a distribution by SONY BMG. It´s working so simple that Sony distribute the music both physically and digitally and I do the rest.
-I have had a lot of rotation on P4 around the
country….STIM-payment is different different times but I think that you
can see what the payment per minute is on their site
Do you live on your music or how is it?
Is it many interview, is it boring?
-It becomes many interviews when you release a record…it depends on the questions if it´s boring or not. But often I think that it´s really fun.
Neil Young – Harvest
Thåström – Skebokvarnsv. 209
Emmylou Harris – Wrecking ball
Nirvana – Nevermind
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
Springsteen – Scandinavium, 2005
U2 – Ullevi, 1997
Thåström – Eriksbergshallen, 2006
Neil Young – Roskilde 1996
Things in life:
My girlfriend and dog
Movies & Books
First, latest and most expensive record ever bought?
-The first record was a double-LP with Chuck Berry, the latest was Bruce Springsteens Magic and the most expensive I don´t know. I am not a collector of special records so this is if I have bought any record on Åhlens or so.
How do you
think that musicsweden lives today?
You have always only singed in swedish since you started to play solo or? Never any thoughts of the English language?
-Have always written in swedish and I have no thoughts about writing in english.
How is it to live In Sweden otherwise, I mean politically and so on?
-Sweden is good in many ways. But it could always become better. It´s so that you can´t stop reflect on things.
-Everything is politic, also music. So it can go together. Some music more I suppose maybe
-Hard. I must say Nationalteatern so becomes Nikke really happy.
-Yes, I think. It´s a really good forum to get foreward your message and hope that you can do any change for anyone.
Do you like football(me msyelf I is a fanatic GAIS-freak) , anyway which team do you support if you like football and could you imagine to do a song to a team or similar?
-I´m not a sportfan but I have actually played football once upon a time but I´m sad to say that i played in IFK Göteborg when I was really small and then I played in Mossens BK. But I definitely like GAIS, it feels like a really genuine team. I don´t support any team right now. Should I be asked to do a song for a team should I decide then and I would really think about that.
-I have never been any punk but I listen a lot to Ebba
Grön for a while. I like the punk as an attitude.
Futureplans with the music?
-To continue to release records.
-To afford to release records.
-It´s must be a revolution to change anything.
-Buy my new record Revolution!