A really good and new band for me is Gothenburgbased band Pistol Mob. They
have also another band which is called Trubbel where they do gothenburgpunk
in the old way. The man who answers my questions in august 2009 is the
-I(Stefan, vocals) and Tobias (drums) started to write songs 5-6 years ago.
After some years we had a whole lot of songs which we thought we could play
live and then we took in Magnus and Timmy as guitars 3 years ago. And after
that we have done an album and released it on Alleycat Records. We have been
on a europetour with Electric Frankenstein and we will go on another
Europetrip in november/december 2009.
Please tell me a little about everyone in the group, age, families,
interests and something bad about every one?
-Many people thinks that we´re not so old as we look, the most of us is
around the 30´s. There isn´t anything horrible with us, we´re nice guys
But howcome you play some sort of early punkrock as you do, you weren´t born
-As we said , we´re older than people think.
How would you describe your music in three words?
-Energyfilled, ansgtfilled, hangover.
Which bands are you being compared with?
-I don´t know.
Alleycat how does it work?
-Alleycat is driven by the fantastic Jonk.
He´s the heart of the garage/punkscene in Gothenburg and he have helped us
both with records and livebookings.
-No, but we try to do 1-2 tours a year and some gigs between them.
You do a song in swedish, why not all in swedish?
-It was mates from the band The Dynamite which ”forced” us to do a swedish
lyrics when we recorded our record with them….and it seems to have been
We wanted to do more of the Swedish after this so me and Tobias and some
member from The Dynamite have a band called Trubbel where we do some good
Is it easier to do lyrics in English maybe?
Easier to have clicheés?
-It´s of course so that the english language have many oneliners and
expression which is good to use. Another reason to write in English is that
many more people understand what you sing about.
is there any good bands in Sweden right now?
-If you talk about punk so can I say the other bands on Alleycat
Record…there is many goldbands.
Have you anything more than Close Enough?
-Except the CD so is it tow vinylrecords with songs from the record.
How have the reviews been this far?
-I´m very satisfied with the response but of course cannot everybody think
this is a masterpiece but I think that the majority of the reviewers have
Do you care about reviews, which do you believe the most, the bad(if you had
any) or the good and nice ones?
-We don´t care so much about reviews, we know that we have done a solid
record and if we´re satisfied so doesn´t it matter what other people think.
What does the word punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Punk for me is that you do what you want to do and burn for and do that
even if you´re not the best in the world on it.
Politics and music, does it goes hand in hand?
-Music is a really strong expression way and it can be used as political
management. I as a lyricwriter have chosen to write about more personal
things and have not tried to take in political things into the songs.
The best political artist?
-As we said before we´re really neutral when it´s about politics.
interviews?Is it boring?
-It have become some but not so many so that we have got tired of them.
Which is the question you never get but you want to have; please ask it and
-How can you be so fresh?
- We drink a lot of Kir.
You will go out on a Europetour this autumn, where to and is it so that you
by yourself or with some other band?
-The thought is that we will go on a europetour to Germany, Spain, France,
Portugal in novemeber/december. The last time we was going with Electric
Frankenstein but this tour we do ourselves.
Which is the biggest band you have played with?
Please rak your five favouriterecords, five favouriteconcerts and five most
important things in life?
The first, latest and the most expensive record you ever bought?
-The first I don´t remember. It can have been Humle and Dumle.
In the younger days so was I a little bit of a collector so I have surely
some expensive rd vinyl with some obscure band.
The latest record was La Cucaracha with Ween I think.
The most embarrasing record in your collection?
-I don´t want to upset anyone.
Where do you stand when we talk about mp3 and downloading?
-I can admit that I have downlaoded some records but in the latest time it
have become more and more Spotify…seems to be a good model.
Is it bad or good for you?
-It doesn´t matter for us, we´re too small in this business.
Futureplans for the band?
-Tour and to write new songs.
-Get myself a work(I have already been cut).
-It´s never too late to give up
Something to add?
to thank SKRUTT for the interview.