Trevolt is a new swedish punkband which sings their songs in skånska. Cool I
think and I was therefore forced to interview them a day in january 20089.
How long back have Trevolt an history and did you have any bands before?
-Trevolt did come together in the end of june 2008 but have been in our
thoughts for a long time. It was the lifebuilding thing was when Erik during
a Conshitasrehearsal said to david that he should meet Adam. Erik meant that
they had something in common in the music and their way to do music.In that
time(around the beginning of 2006) didnīt David felt that he had some more
time for other bands. To get it together so have Erik and David played
together in the drunkrockband Conshitas. Adam and Erik have played together
i 10 years time here and there. In this time Erik was a singer and the band
he was in the most of the time was a band called Deathboot and as the name
says it was a mix of deathmetal and crustpunk. Adam have played in a lot of
bands and the band which have been the most longlived was Fallen Leaf. When
Erik and David had played an halfyear together with Conshitas so started
they to rehearse on the side of this to prove Davids trallpunkmaterial, this
project was called Agaton Punx and it didnīt become any other thing than a
project. In the beginning of Trevolts history so was David playing in the
Malmöband CDCP. Before that had David played ia lot of bands but not with
Erik and Adam,except Conshitas then.
we only plays in Trevolt.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, family, work, interests and
something bad about every one?
-Adam is 27 years, right now single and he works as a drawer and he right
now does Bamse. The most horrible with Adam is that he have the dangerous
sickness go-out-and travel sickness , now and then he must go out on some
trip to a country far away.
David is 26 years, have a long relationship and he works in a government
authority( if I tell so must I kill you) The most bad with David is that
he wasted 5 years of his life in a dysfunctional relationship some years
Erik is 28 years, he have long relationship and he works as a teacher,. One
horrible thing is that he always says what he thinks and have many times
came in conflict with both the police and activists just because of that.
Do you think itīs good advertisement for the band that Erik will be in the
-Good or bad, that will time tell.
Advertisement it will be. Our goal is that people shall listen to our music
and is more people listen to it and maybe think itīs good. Do we get a mail
from some teenager which says that weīre the best which have happened since
94(or when they could be born) so have it definitely been good
How come that he become a member in Robinson?
-He read a little about it and felt that it could be a personal challenge.
And when he came forward after the first interview so did he think that he
must be in the programme. With half the foot in so was it too late to go
back. And the style this year should be a little bit different, more
surviving and lesser pamper. So we hold our thumbs that he comes home as a
As if Bob
Hund had played punk I write about you?
-Yeah, what the hell, Bob Hund was really fun when they played. Maybe had
they sounded like us but itīs not a band which I have listened by mistake on
some party in the end of the 90īs. Now it is (t)revolution on itīs way.
What are you being compared to otherwise?
-Someone have said that we sound as old Wilmer X, on some gig we have heard
a swedish Anti-Flag and for us is the biggest influence american punkrock
in the style of Bad Religion and the swedish melodic punkbands.
the things weīre grown up with.
I can say that both "Generator" and "Ung & Arg" have been played on all
bandmembers CD-players 15 years ago. .
How did you came up with the funny CD, with the shine through cover?
-We wanted to do something extra, not only a demo, se we found a case which
is called PP-box. That format gave us the freedom to do a wholeocovered
cover. Adam have painted everything and David have put it together in a
computer. The records is for our fans and nothing we earn any money on. You
can see it as a fun thing and something for the ones who wants something in
their hands. If you count on the costs of recording so do we lose 30-40
swedish krona for every record. The price we take for the record is the
Adam: The tree and the weapon is about life and death in some way, do thing
not destroy. And then I love trees because they are really esthetical nice
and fun to paint!
Itīs fun also that you do a real CD, I mean not a burned one; why do you do
-The same here. Because we want to give the persons more who wants to pay a
little bit more for music. A record in colourprint. Something you donīt have
to be ashamed for and put in a demopile at home. Sometimes we burn but itīs
only our promorecords.
Vad do you think about downloading and mp3? Does it kill music?
-No, weīre really united in that question.
Free music do so you come out to more. The ones that likes it maybe buys a
record anyway because they want to have something to put in the cd-player
and just because so they can sing along in the lyrics. If they donīt do that
they come to some of our gigs anyway. So I think that we have everything to
win on the mp3-revolution. Except money then..
Is it good or bad for bands of your size?
-For a band of our size , a really new band, itīs good to so much free we
can do, we only want to reach out so we donīt do this to earn money. And if
we donīt loose any money on a gig weīre satsified.
There isnīt so many bands in punk who sings in skånska? Which favouriteband
which sings in skånska do you have a s a favouriteband?
- No, there sinīt so many.
David have a dad which is a musicmaniac and he have always said that Wilmer
Pitt, yeah, before they put X in the name.
Pepes had some funny songs also but itīs not our cup of tea. We listens
mostly to englishsinged music and the things which is/was good in Sweden was
often in Swedish. So we will see , hope we can put skånska foreward and make
people a little bit lesser afraid of it.
dangerous, just a little bit odd.
Trevolt, what does it mean?
-The name Trevolt came foreward during a nightly MSN-conversation between
Erik and David and their first thought was to have revolt in the name and
the T came into the name because of the fact that we are three in the group.
Erik says that itīs more that three is that weīre three in the group and
volt for the energy in the music. That you can read love in the name
backwards is also a little bit fun, then isnīt it a really aggressive
punkstyle. So it was right.
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Punk for us to do whatever you want.
Not to be
bound by rules.
Sure , we donīt live the lifetsyle fully because we have managed to have
our apartments and we all have work. Erik is the one among us who you can
see directly that heīs a punk, But in the musicworld we live and breath
punk. And then have David and Adam not so extreme clothes and tattoos,
haircuts and piercings.
we let Erik to have.
And isnīt it more punk to break the norm for how a punk should look like
and do? We look as we are because we want that and we play our music because
itīs in our hearts.
Adam: Many people have the wrong thoughts how a punk should be and see the
surface only. For me it is to be openwide and think for yourself. Read Greg
Graffins(singer in Bad Religion) words about what punk is. "!
Is there any good bands in Sweden today?
-David still thinks Skumdum is good even if they do their thing in english.
Dia Psalma have done a comeback and thatīs not bad. Millencollin should also
Adam says that Cardigans also is good.
How do you think it is to live in Sweden today?
-Itīs Ok. You can move away if you donīt like it. Weīre satisfied,
politically I could wish that it was a little better for the ones who wants
to get a job. Right now weīre lucky to have a work all the three of us. A
little bit more leftthinking in the government hadnīt been bad.
Have the crisis didnīt anything to you personally ?
-No, not a single thing actually. We have any big loans except the ones to
the studying we have done and we all live in apartments which we havenīt
bought. So no ,we havenīt noticed the crisis..
Politics and music, does it belong together?
-A little bit, yeah.
There musnīt be a link. You write a song just because of the fact that you
have something to say. But if itīs about love or unemployment , shit the
same. Many of our songs are political but itīs also have a lot about
Best political artist?
-In Sweden or international?
I must say Anti-Flag, they have good message in their songs. And through all
times thereīs a lot of bands but Anti-Flag is actual right now and they sing
about important questions.
What do you think about Barack Obama?
-It canīt be worser than it have been? We hope that he can take the heavy
thing and send home the American soldiers from the other side of the world.
Is it boring?
-Havenīt been so many interviews yet. One-or two maybe. No itīs not boring,
itīs always fun to tell people about the band. We havenīt focused so much on
promotion yet. We write songs really much and we try to book gigs. Now when
erik comes home he have 7-8 new songs that he must learn. We never stand
Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five
most important things in life?
-Adam:Bad Religion-Against the grain, Millencolin-Life on a plate, Bob
Marley-Uprising, Danko Jones-Born a lion, NOFX-War on errorism.
Concerts: Bad Religion 98 in Copenhagen, Millencolin as a support act. No
fun at all 94(I think) Folkfesten Malmö, LOK Malmö 99(maybe), Danko Jones
2006 Malmöfestivalen (unsecure on the year)
hmm,most important: 1:health 2:music 3:art 4:friends and family 5:badminton
David: Bad Religion - The Gray Race, Green Day - Dookie, Rise Against -
Revolutions Per Minute, System of a Down - Toxicity & The Offspring
- Ixnay On The Hombre... concerts: Green Day in Gothenburg, Bad Religion in
Lund, NOFX in Gothenburg, Strebers in Trelleborg, Red Hot Chili Peppers in
Copenhagen, have difficulties with the dates , it was a long time ago.
5 most important things in life: family, friends, girlfriend, the band and
to be free from sickness.
First, latest and most expensive record ever bought?
-Adam:The first record was "Suffer" with Bad Religion, the latest was
Tyrannosaurus Hives, the most expensive I dont know, Cardigans.
David: The first record I paid for myself was actually Dia Psalmas "Luft a
year after it was released. The latest one was fun , it was a Dia Psalma-record,
it was Djupa Skogen. The most expensive I donīt know.
The most embarrassing record in your collection?
-Adam:Nothing embarrassing. Yeah, if I had have some smurf-hits or something
but I donīt have.
David: Must be some of the jazzrecords which I forced myself with when I
tried to be a better bassist.
What do see foreward in 2009?
-To play a lot out and record at least two times. We will do 8 songs this
spring and a fullength in the autumn.
Futureplans for the band?
-The same as we looking foreward to.
out more and play. Will do some merch soon.
And then it could be fun to be signed also.
telephone is open.
-Adam:To write better music and better songs, better melodies and lyrics.
David: To continue to write songs in the same speed as now and try to do
that we could rehearse three times a week.
-Adam: Donīt think too much, go out and do your garden!
David: Everything happens not without a meaning.
Something to add?
-All people go in to
and jump on the train.
out there. I hope youīre satisfied. Please write when this is out. Greetings