Thanks a lot for the reviews!
It´s good that you like the music!
Here´s the answers on the interview.
It took me 2 hours.
I´m not the world´s fastest.
It´s good and fun that you´re
interested and wants to do interviews, but why doesn´t anyone do as you did
before and call up the person and ask the questions. It takes a lot of time
from us. And I have problems with sit to long in front of the computer.
Monica in her answers to my interview but imagine how much time I´m have
left now ….;-)
It´s good to
hear new bands anyway and here´s Monicas answers… …april-2012
Please tell me about yourself? Age, family
-Born 1979 in Järfälla, grown
up in a little town in Dalarna with parents and brothers/sisters , dog and a
cat. I came away from the countrylife after school and lived in Stockholm
for a while and then I moved to Kalmar where I have lived the last 8 years.
Nowadays I live Tunbridge Wells in England with my man but I still have my
company left in Sweden so it becomes a lot of travelling..
Can you live on the things you do?
You plays a lot out. Is it mostly on pubs, festivals or how is it?
-With the band which right
now is a duo(me+Paul Slack on bass) so can we play both small and big places
and right now we have focused hard on France and do mostly small musicbars
which have been very good, but also some bigger clubs. It haven´t been so
many festivals and on the side of the band I tour solo in Sweden at schools
and have schoolconcerts with bsongwriterworkshop which I also think is
precisely been out on the roads, tell us?
-We´re in the middle of a tour in France which have been really good and it
seems to grow…we get new bookings all the time and it will be more touring
in may and in june. But we love this life,
go from city to city and meet new people and old friends, and play the music
we burns for and become respected for that.
Sure it´s hard work sometimes but
this time we have some free days and it´s also useful to get some more
strength just to do everything on the next gig..
from UK Subs plays with you, how did you met him?
-We met on Rebellion punkfestival in Blackpool 2009 when I was there as a
soloartist and he was there with UK Subs.
He was interested of the stuff I did
and then he cmae to some London-gigs I did, we kept the contact and when it
was time for recording of the Shut Up-album he said that he wanted to play
the bass. It was really good and then we continued to play together.
Punk seems to be very near your heart even if you play acoustic music?
-I have always written my
songs on acoustic guitar, that´s the instrument I can play, so it´s really
natural that I play acoustic guitar live too. I don´t know if you should
call the things I do acoustic music, I do the things I do and it sounds like
it do and then you can call whatever you want. That´s the thing which is
punk isn´t it? We have found an expression which feels really good
punk mean to you, is it only a musicstyle or is it a lifestyle?
-As I described precisely so is punk for me a way to be and to think , an
attitude how you want to live you life, To be the way you are and do that
you want without thinking of what people think and be afraid for that. To be
free to live the way which suits yourself and do genuine music. Today have
punk get another meaning, it´s mixed with a musicstyle with fast guitars and
drums and vocals, Many bands sounds the same.
It wasn´t so from the beginning. Who should say
that Clash is punk today?
-I like the old originals...The Clash, Iggy..ooh, I´m not so good at
Which type of audience do you have?
-All sort of types which wants something more than the old ususal.
It seems so that you´re more wellknown outside Sweden , how does it become
-I almost only play abroad.
Some new record soon?
-yeah, we´re in the end of the recording and mixing the new record which is
released later this year. It´s a record based on the livelineup we have now,
vocals, guitars, bass but no drums.
What do you think about mp3 and downloading and that ”shit”?
wrong a little bit with the new technique. Todays young doesn´t seem to know
what an album is, they only knows that there is “songs” which they can
download from the internet, that´s horrible. We sells records on our gigs so
it goes along well so I´m satisfied at the moment.
How would you
describe your music in three words?
-Positive, swinging with attitude.
Your lyrics seems to be more important when you plays acoustic music, from
where do you get the inspiration?
things that happens in my life. Things that I think of, feels, experiences.
How do you think it is to live in Sweden…I mean politically?
-I don´t know, I don´t live in Sweden. I left Sweden after some travelling
around and touring in other countries. I saw that Sweden was very
conservative and that I didn´t suit in. Everytime I came back I become upset
and depressed over how things was not functioning. ,
country is best to play?
-Australia for the warmth:),
France and Germany for the gigs and for the audience.
Tell me something really strange which have happened during a concert with
you, or someone in the audience?
-We went to Berlin to do a
gig and haven´t understand that we would play on a boat which was going on
the river and in the meantime people shoot golf balls from the boat to
targets on land…...
Can you gives us your five favouritealbums, five favouriteconcerts and five
most important things in life?
No, this is difficult, I haven´t so easy to pich out favourites and I have
difficulties to remember albumnames. ...
Ellitt Smith XO, Motown chartbusters vol. 5, something with Ramones, The
Iggy Pop on Cirkus in Stokcholm 10 years ago, Excuses from Sligo, Irland
always, 2nd District on Mondo Bizarro, UK Subs on Rebellion 2010, Peter
Bentham and the Dinner Ladies on the Beat club.
Five most important things in life:
Warmness, food, sleep, love, freedom, creativity.
First, latest and most expensive record ever bought?
-I don´t remember the first one, could have been Lili och Susie, most
expensive…I don´t know, latest we bought Roman Electric band by Roman
himself in Nantes recently. After have buying our albums....
which must be in the tourbus?
-Four Tops greatest hits.
Is it many interviews?
-Yeah, and EVERYONE wants us to write ourselves..
Where did the taperecorder went???????
-Can only plan for some months in the time because it happens so much all
the time…during the summer : tour in France and in Europé, to get out the
-Go for it Baby!
-It´s good to have experienced Skrutt and that there´s is one pure fanzine