want your whole story, everything?????
Mimikry was started by Hjalle and Heavy(guitar and drums) when they realised that they wanted to be tough punks. This was 1993. Åsberg came in after a while as a basist. After a while Hajlle and Åsberg changed instruments because of that Åsbergs fingers was getting bigger because of the bassplaying. Hjalle was not so good at play bass and sing in the sdame time so therefor Jonas Nyberg came in on bass instead. Hjalle played then guitar and sang for a while but soon the guitar was on the coach. 1996 Jonas moved and then Mia cames as a new basist. That´s the story but the whole history from Hjalles point of view is on our homesite.
Please tell me a little about every member, family, age and other dumb things which have happened?
guitar: Mother Anita, father Roger, Sister Jessica.
Lives in Sollentuna and in Dala Floda .
After a gig in Karlstad so explained Åsberg to E-Type that E-Type was Dee Snider?
drums/backgroundvocals: Mother Inger, Father Arne, Sister Lina.
Live sin Björbo
with Mia and the cats Trixie & Dixie.
Heavy and his friend Ryttarn (drummer in Dökött) competed in their young years about who could shit the longest and they was sitting in a wheel. Ryttarn won.
voacls: Mother Gun, father Ulf, Sister Hanna.
Lives in Borlänge
with His girlfriend Karin and the guinea pigs Bimbo and Larry.
Hjalle have once dived into the water right front of a motorboat and he succeeded with the thing to get the propeller in his head and it was an Evinrude.
Mia, ´77, bass/background
vocals: Mother Gunvor, father Lennart, Brother Bengan.
Lives in Björbo
with heavy and the cats Trixie & Dixie.
Mia have managed to drive her lost with the car and get completely lost in Gothenburg for five hours.
it a little boring with the Hjalle and
Nowadays it´s calm on that front. Of course it´s a little boring when the audience thinks that is Hjalle and Heavy who´s going to play but it´s often wrong promotion of the promoter. And then Hjalle and Heavy don´t regret the whole thing.
Whats was the best and what was the worst with that they were in the program , for the group I mean?
The best with that they was in the program "På Rymmen" was the thing that they were in it. And then it was not anything worse with it. It gave Mimikry a really good chance to coming foreward.
have you done except the single 500 mil
the CD Automatiskt? How
can I get it?
Some demos and we have been on some compilations, for example Definitivt 50 spänn vol. 9, Punken e´ död – NOT, Äggröran 3, Hjalle & Heavy – På Rymmen and so on. Some of these record can you get in stores and some of the things you can´t get any more.
Birdnest on this record?
We get in touch
with Birdnest, and both we and them wanted to do a record. Mimikry haven´t
have any contract before the record ”Automatiskt”.
How does the swedish melodic trallpunk lives today in sweden then? Or shall I say punk in general?
Punkrock isn´t so big nowadays but there´s time to change it maybe?
does punk mean to you?
Good music and a view of life. And thne there´s always extremists like in any other style that isn´t so good.
I understand that you do lyrics which you mena much with, it´s mostly Hjalle who does them but do you stand behind them as well?
Yeah, we all stand behind them. Hjalle is a really good lyricwriter so they don´t get too serious but not too unserious either. Nice lyrics which suits fine with the rest of the music.
Which is most important with a punksong do you think, that it is a good lyrcs, or that is a good melody and refrain?
Åsberg: That the whole thing goes together well.
Hjalle: Is important both with lyric and music when you talk about swedish music.
Mia:In swedish punk is both music and lyrics important. Maybe a little more important with the lyrics because it´s mostly that which decide if a song is good or not in my ears.
Heavy: The music is most important then there´s some other songs there lyrics is bad so you don´t like the song.
The idea with having Birdnest label manager Per Granberg on the photoautomat , how did that idea came foreward?
We thought it was a little humour. He don´t suits in there but it was very fun.
is the most peculiar which have happened to you on stage or in the audience on a
concert with you?
It wasn´t so funny, but it was a happening which we all remember when our friend Pekka(bassist in Dökött) sat down on the firingequpiment so all firethings was put on in the same time. The explosion almost burn a girls eye but we were lucky so she wasn´t burned.
is a good concert with you?
Much people and a fucking good feeling, then we´re best and then it sounds good too.
does the average Mimikry fan look like?
A girl/boy with
You get reviews of different kind, which is ther worst one you have? Do you care about it?
Of the negative criticsim we surely have cared more about if we haven´t been in the Hjalle and Heavy thing. It´s made us used to get bad reviews in big papers. The negative critiscism is coming off really fast.
critisicm is fun to get.
The single 500 Mil was reviewed in Aftonbladet by Håkan Steen some weeks ago:
review in Aftonbladet 04/10- 00
Mimikry "500 mil" (Birdnest)
old "I´m gonna be (500 miles)". In swedish, in punkversion.n.
With Hjalle & Heavy. yeah, Mimikry is their band and as you understand this smells
shit long way. They´re not satisfied to murder an old folkpoppeatlsong
completely ,no they put that out with three own compositions which are like a brood.
It´s fucking out of talent.
/ Håkan Steen
you ever changed anything after a bad review?
Lingondrix, or nicks picks lingondricks it´s which way or another…
do you like living in Sweden?
Åsberg: It could be worse.
best and whats worst with it?
Åsberg: Don´t have a clue.
Hjalle: I haven´t tested any other country, but the badest thing it´s the winter.
Mia: The best thing is that I understand the language, and the worst thing is that Sweden should have been located in Spain.
Heavy: Snuff and that it´s not sa many dangerous animals like snakes and giant spiders and that things, its´the best thing with Sweden. There are nothing bad with Sweden.
All these documentaryseries on TV, what shall we do with the shit?
Åsberg: I don´t watch the shit so they can take it away.
Hjalle: I like the shit.
Mia:I watch Baren, it´s good. I think it´s fun but nowadays it´s too many.
Heavy: I like the shit.
about the rascism, what shall we do about it?
We couldn´t come up with a good answer so we can´t answer it?
music and poiltic going hand i hand?
Music is a good way to make people think. Politic and music goes hand in hand but it have been to much if every artist singed about politic. We need bands like Dr. Bombay and the Sisters Graaf who don´t sing about politics.
ahve an own website, are you satsified with it and who does it
We have an own webiste, yes, Hjalle have done the layout, Åsberg have done the programming and Mia nad Heavy does everything to came up with ideas. Åsberg is the man who updates now and then.
The site is www.mimikry.nu
own favouritesites on the net?
What do you think about the new way to communicate with email and internet and all that stuff?
It´s easy, economic, good and comfortable.
Now ot politic again, have you done your premiopensionchoice yet, what do you like that you can choose warindustgries without knowing it?
Åsberg: I haven´t made my choice yet.
Hjalle: No, I haven´t made my choice yet and I will not do it either. I hope that I don´t support the warindustry.
Mia: Yeah, I have made my choice. I haven´t any idea what I support because that I don´t engage myself in what I´m chosing. But I hope I don´t support any warindustry.
Heavy: Yeah, I have made my choice.
Where do you stand politically, or do you don´t care?
Åsberg: I don´t vote, I don´t give a damn about it
Heavy: I don´t vote, I don´t give a damn about it
it many interviews, is it boring?
No. it´s not so many interviews. And when it is they not boring.
is the question you want to have but you never get, please ask it and answer it?
Åsberg: Q:Can I follow you home ? A: Yeah, you may.
Hjalle, Heavy & Mia: Noone can do any better question than Åsberg so we don´t say anything.
nd last record you bought?
Åsberg: Iron Maiden – Killers Bombshell Rocks – City Rats and Alley Cats
Slade – The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome
Halford - Resorection
Kiss – Rock and Roll Over
Ramones Mania 2 (Japan Press)
Ac/Dc – Flick Of The Switch
Toy Dolls – Anniversal Anthems
when you were small?
5 – 10 years:
5 – 10 years:
Howard Jones and Alphaville
5 – 10 years:
Herrey´s, The Pink´s and brorsan Bengan
5 – 10 years:
Stig Blomqvist (rallydriver), Ingemar Stenmark and Marc Girardelli
do you plays music, what drives you ?
Åsberg: I play music because it´s fun. I haven´t anything better to do.
Hjalle: I like to lift big amplifiers and it´s tough to be up late night.
Mia: it´s fun and relaxing and you learn new things every day.
Heavy: What the hell should I do else?
does the name come from?
Heavy saw the word Mimikry in his biologybook in high school and thought it was cool. Mimikry means: Some defenseless animals protecting likening with more fearing animals.
do you want with the band in the future?
I hope we can live on it.
are your own futureplans?
Åsberg: To drive Rally Championship(world championship)
Hjalle: I don´t plan so much. It will never be the way you thought, I want to live in Spain sometime..
Mia: I shall be
a Rock n Roll Star.
Heavy: Rock n
Åsberg: Stop drinking after 24.00
Hjalle: Stand on you otherwise somebody else do it.
Mia:Better speak than bad fighting.
Heavy: More folkrace to the people
more to say?
Mia: Yeah, in
that case Långt ner i halsen with Linda Lovelace…