I got a record from Second Class Kids where Björnarna were one part on a split record and I got stucked with their music. Here's an interview with the group who thinks it's boring to be interviewed... Went well anyway! July-2018


A little story about the group?

-Björnarna were formed from the compsection in a bad pop band around 2010. There was a glimpse between the ropes with the singer and then we started to play music that made us warmer inthe heart. In 2017 Björn went on instead of  Henke for some gigs and we decided to confess to others in a certain sense of confusion to take hen in.


Tell us a little about each member, age, job, family, band before and band on the side?

-Björn: Vocals Mikael: Guitar and voclas Henrik: Guitar and Vocals Fredrik: Battery and Choir Martin: Bass and Choir. All are born between 80 and 81 and have a mixed set of children and animals. Mikael and Henrik are classmates since the high school and began to hang out in the same line of Martin in high school. Fredrik, Martin and Björn are classmates since high school so we know each other well.


I can hear a lot of old trallpunk and that kind of music ... Was it better before?

-No, but the brain works that way, so that you are so fond of memories.


Björnarna , are you satisfied with the name? You were not afraid that other bands would be named so? If the best band name had not been taken,what would you have chosen? I mean which is the best band name?

-No, it just happened to be so completely without thought or intention. The worst thing about our band is probably the name. In addition, it's payless to google on it.


What's the best thing about playing live?

-To see strangers in the audience singing in the songs. It proves that some actually appreciate what we do.


Where is it best to play, where is worst?

-Katalin in Uppsala is probably the best so far. There you will be treated well, get fixed times and a well-stocked fridge in the lodge. Kings table and some similar pubs are really bad. Usually bad sound and no respect for the time and energy you actually put on a gig.


How is it to play this kind of punk in Sweden today?

-Fun, we have no big visions or expectations. It is a small but very devoted audience.


How would you describe your music in three words?

-Melodious, pretty fast.


What does punk mean to you, is it just a word or is it a lifestyle?

-Punk in this form is not precisely a lifestyle, it´s more a pleasant community.


How do you look at downloading, mp3 and the like?

-For our part, it's only positive. Availability is enormously good compared with earlier years.


How do you think it's to live in Sweden today, politically? I understand that SD is something you don´t like because your song Fantasifosterland is one of the best anti-SD songs I've heard? Is it important to try to influence people about their agenda so they do not vote for SD?

-The development is scary and it is completely unthinkable that so many people in our" enlightened "time are so narrow-minded, disgusting, greedy and nationalistic. Despite the prosperity we actually live in, compared both in time and space. Certainly, it is important to try to influence people, but at the same time one must realize that one preaches to those already are saved.


Are there any good bands in Sweden today? In yourhome town

-Yes, sure there are many bands, but music life was even broader before, when the workers grip on cultural life was stronger. Or we have just become old and not hanging out where it happens.


Do you play anything outside Sweden?

-We have a cancelled gig on Åland in our baggage.


Other good bands from abroad?

-Laarhöne from Norway.


Your lyrics, what influences you? Never in a language other than Swedish? Is it important to have something to say when you get the chance in this way?

-We are influenced by what we read, hear, think and experience. In this genre, it does not feel like singing in English is the right thing. There are many local references and events as well as a lot of irony that would be lost if we tried in any other language.


Is there anything you will never write about?



Politics and music, do they always belong to each other?

-No, but sometimes it's fun when it does.


Best political band/artist?

-Doktor Kosmos has smart lyrics


Do you think music can change someone's life, then I mean lyrics etc?

-Thusious, but fun if it should happen.


Your cover is really good on your LP, who has done it. Is it important to have a cover so you understand what kind of music you play? What is your favorite cover all the time?

-It's Pelle on Second Class Kids who made the last cover. Do not know if it's so important. Rövsvett's cover to "Den falske kakaoinspektören" (The False Cocoa Inspector) is very nice.


Is it important to get out physical discs? Vinyl or CD or both? Is there any good record store in your hometown? Second Class Kids are good or?

-Physical discs are very nice but maybe not crucial. Good to have something to sell when you usually play with economic loss. There is a nice recordstore left in Uppsala called Open mind. Second class kids are good, Pelle is man who burns for music.


Please tell me something really fun that happened during your career on stage or behind stage etc?

-A gig at a club in a smaller Swedish city was interrupted when the police arrived and the organizers fled over the nearest field with the cashier in their arms. Otherwise a very successful gig with a long after party when the police went home.


How is your audience look like? Which people comes? Do you miss any kind of people?

-High promille and middle age, most of them became saved in the early 1990s.

We miss everyone because they are welcome.


Please rank five favorite records, five favorite concerts?
-Noppriga tights och moonboots - Räserbajs
Becksvart - Lastkaj 14
Kallt stål/Varmt blod - Strebers
Aldrig en LP - Asta Kask
Le som en fotomodell - DLK

Asta Kasks reunion at Nalen
Rövsvett at Augustibuller
Radioaktiva Räker at Augustibuller
Randy som culturenight in Uppsala
And then the most on Closeups punkboat.

Is it boring with interviews ??

-Yes, despite our little experience 😊.

If you could choose five bands from history, dead and alive to have a concert with your band, what are the dreambands then?

-Ebba Grön, The Stooges, Räserbajs, Radioaktiva Räker, Motörhead.


Is music a great way to get frustration and become a nicier person? Are you angrier today than you were when you were young punks?

-We are probably angrier now, as we understand more now than we did as young. Text writing may definitely have a great way to get rid of frustration.


What is the strangest question you received in an interview?

-Next question.


Which is the question you never get, ask it and answer it?

-It was difficult, we usually never get any questions at all


Future plans for the band?

-Play punk and long for the retirement.


For yourself?

-Play punk and long for the retirement.


Words of wisdom?

-Be nice to each other and drink calmly.

Something to add?

-No thank you.