Böset comes from Gothenburg and plays a type of hardcore I really like. In February 2021, they answered a bunch of questions and here is the result.


Little story about the group ?.

-Böset started as talking, Joey and Biskop went to gigs as often as they could. Joey met love in Asocial-city (Hedemora) and had such a fucking luck that her brother was a neat punk who loves to play bass (but never played in a punk band). To make a long story short, he (and she) end up moving down to Gothenburg. We start going to gigs together and all of a sudden we stand outside a rehearsal room in Kållered and started Böset.

In 2015 we are a happy trio with elements of St.Pauli-Fredrik on drums and in 2016 we will be a fairly happy quartet when Sebbe comes in on drums.


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

-Bishop is our guitar solo machine. He is like a perfectly aged single malt. Lives in Mölndal with a kid and company. Like all Gothenburgers, he works for Gothenburg's tramways, has had a skatepunk rehearsal room band. 431 represent.

The only one who takes the flex line to the rehearsal room is Sebbe, as he has the age to do so. He is an electrician, has 4-5 children and is single. Living in Åsa, it should be nice.

Joey Banan works for the city,  puts talking in the mic, lives in Tuve, is often thirsty and has a wife and two girls.

Dinos does not have to work, lives in Biskop and have near to our restaurant and bar (Nu Dida). He's a bastard on bass. They should know that. The gods I mean. 


I can hear very much old crust and then both Swedish and English, I hear right? Was it better before?

-Good that you hear it, you hear what you hear.

We listen to all kinds of punk and then we really mean all kinds of punk from all over the world. Some even appreciate black metal some old hip-hop and others classic prog.

We have never under any circumstances said that now we will play like this band, but we have problems to play slowly.


Böset are you happy with the name? What is your definition of bös! If the best band name had not been taken, which name would you have chosed then? I mean what is the best band name (besides Böset then)?

-We are of course damn happy with the name as it is damn good. As both Malin from Skrot / Contorture and Andreas from Strul said, why has no one taken that name before?

Had it not been Böset, "Lökpöse 47" would have been nice. The Lyckstolps, Brötig agenda or why not Kållerajders?


What is the best thing about playing live? Are you missing live shows right now? Do you have something booked or do you not dare to do it?

-The energy you get, the joy it gives, the nervousness that is there in between. Then we think it is just as important, if not more important, to meet new people, organizers and see new places.

We ignore the question about live gigs as it is quite obvious that we miss it ...


Where is the best to play, where is the worst? When it's worst what's it cause that it's bad, organizers, audience or what?

-It is never bad to play, if we get the chance to play, we take it regardless of time, place or conditions. We give everything we have regardless.

The only gigs that are bad are the ones is where no people come and then we mean that it is bad for the organizers who do not get enough money.


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

-It is completely okay. Positively. As good kick now as then.


How would you describe your music in three words?

-Honest, simple and gothenburgstyled.


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

-Punk is do it yourself, punk is antifascism, punk is respect for everyone's differences, punk is solidarity and love, punk is to be a tired daydreamer, punk is not to have friends, punk is to have lots of friends, punk is to not want to fit in because you do not want to fit in, punk is to crash completely and isolate yourself in your loneliness, punk is to be so strong that you keep your head high. Punk is that you want to crush all systems that do not want to respect all previous points ..

By each according to ability, each according to need.

Punks in all countries unite!


How do you see on downloads, mp3s and the like? Does it feel like you're releasing a record if it's only available digitally?

-Are someone still downloading music? Thought everything was streamed today. If it is on the internet, it should be possible to download it for free! It's great and luxurious that it's so easy to get your music out today by releasing it digitally. But it is not possible to compare with a real physical release.


How do you think it is to live in Sweden today, politically? SD + M what do you say? How do you think the government has handled the whole Covid thing?

-Crap? Fuck the country lagom! The Socialdemocrats pretend to be red but act blue (as they always have done). The moderates have put on their finest brown shirt and are trying to kiss Adolf Åkerström and Ebba Braun and kick on the elderly and take their land. Red-black struggle is just right! Whether we managed Covid-19 in a good way or bad is damn hard to answer. Hopefully we have chosen the right path.


Are there any good bands in Sweden today? In your hometown?

-There are so many good bands in Gothenburg ..

Vicious Irene, Sälkesauna, Strul, Contorture, Giftigt Avfall, Mormor Kommer, Protestera, Rättegång  (Are They Still There?) Nerve Shock, Skrot, Regimen, Agrimonia, Anatomi 71, Fredag den 13:e, Bottle Kids, Koma Asocial and a great new band like is called Warför?


Do you play anything outside Sweden?

-We did a small European tour with our friends Last Climb from Vimmerby 2019. We played in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. A fantastic tour with a lot of punk, beer and talking.


Other good bands from outside Sweden?  

-Antimob (Grekland), Primer Regimen (Colombia), Chain Cult (Grekland), Inepsy (Kanada) and Raw Power (Italien). 


Your lyrics, what are you influenced by? Never in a language other than Swedish?

-We write about what has affected us and all other comrades in everyday life. No, we will never write in any language other than Swedish. It's so damn good to listen to music when the lyrics are in the band's native language it feels more authentic then than when bands try to be "international" and write in English.


Is there anything you will never write about? Or are there no boundaries?

-If you have a chance to write, you should write about things that liberate and help your comrades not a lot of fucking piss about nothing that is worth lifting the ass for.


Politics and music, do they always belong together? Which is your most political song?

-Punk = Politics. We did a cover once, called Jens, it was not sooo political.


Best political band/artist?

- What a difficult question. There are so many good bands with political message. But to name a few bands: Protestera, The System, Oi Polloi, No Secutity, Avskum, Auktion The Partisans..


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

-Absolutely! Music has always been a strong weapon in the fight against power and injustice. Music evokes fighting spirit, strength, joy, sorrow and everything in between.


Your recordcovers are really cool on your records, who makes them. Is it important to have a cover that you understand which type of music the band play? Which is your favorite albumcover of all time?

-We have made the covers ourselves. Except from the split cassette with Last Climb, it is Crash-Mange who made the original image then we added a little extra things to it. Johan Bjurén made the inside of the split that we released with Deny.

No, it is not something you should put any energy on.

All albumcovers are nice.


Is it important to get out physical stuff? Vinyl or CD or both? Is there a good record store near you?

-It may not be important, but it's damn fun to be able to release your music on some physical media. Preferably vinyl & cassette. Linné Skivbörs, Andra långs skivhandel and the good at Kville that everyone knows.


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

-We are too young to have some great stories about travel and gigs.


How does the audience look like? Which type of people comes? Do you miss any types of people?

-We play punk, it is usually punks who come to our gigs. But everyone who appreciates our music is of course welcome.


Please rank five favorite records, five favorite concerts?

-We rank on, regardless of gig or record..Oi Polloi, Antimob, Hårda Tider, Herätys, Inepsy, Minor Threat, Skitkids, Sacrilege ..


Is it boring with interviews?

-No, it's good that someone wants to talk with us.


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

-Right now we look forward to sharing the stage with our friends in Deny & Last Climb because we released a little new with them but unfortunately could not have had a release gig due to Corona.


Is music a good way to vent frustration and become a kinder person? Are you angrier today than you were young punks (You are in itself young if you compare with me 😉?

-Yes, it's a good way to let go of both. We're probably angrier now than we were when we were young.?


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

-You feels like a political band? Yes, we are a political band.


Future plans for the band?

-Right now we are working on new material and the plan is that we will hopefully release a 12 "this year and another split .. Then we hope to get out on the roads again and play.


For yourself?

-We are a band, not a person.


Words of wisdom?

-Today someone is doing something.


Anything to add?

-I love you.