Stereo from Finland is a very interesting band and here they answererd my
questions with short answers but I hope they will give the information you
want to hear. March-2007
-We started playing together in late 2004 after our bands before that
crashed. Since then everything has gone great. 2 records out, a sweden tour
and a euro tour is behind us sofar.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, family, work, interests and
something bad about every one?
-*Affo -dums, backing vocals- 24 years old, living with my girlfriend in the
city of Turku where I'm studying, the bad thing about me is that I'm bad at
everything except playing the drums and surfing the Internet.
*Antte -guitars, vocals- 25 years old, living in our rehearsal space & at my
girlfriends. I'm bad at drinking "bål" and staying on me old legs.
*Robin -bass, vocals- 19 years old, retarded and blind. I'm living with my
parents and sleeping between them. If I'm bad i have to sit in a cage.
My review of your record is like this HEARTBREAK STEREO-ECHO ROAD(MINI-CD
FAST EDDIE PRODUCTIONS FFPCD004) Once upon a time I saw Finland like a
country without good rockbands. Sure they had hardcoregroups in many
different styles in the 80´s and sure there was a group like Hanoi Rocks but
they hadn´t so much more. Now it had come a lot of good rockgroups from
Finland and Heartbreak Stereo is one of those. 8 songs of fast rock n roll
with some punkinfluences is what the group gives to us and Struggling Soul
have something in it´s melody which reminds me about The Alarms The
Stand..that´s big. Clash, Rancid, Social Distortion is otherwise the groups
which I think of when I hear Heartbreak Stereo.(EIGHT) 26/2-07
What about it?
Is there any other bands you´re being compared with?
-The bands above. Oi mate.
...and Bombshell Rocks, Dropkick Murphys
Do you care about reviews?
-A little. It's always fun to get grrreat reviews. Usually we laugh if
they're really bad.
Which is the most peculiar review you ever have got?
-We got a finnish review about how our record is only good for icehockey
sauna night while the team shaves their balls..
How would you describe your music in three words?
-Energetic punk rock
How is it to live in your homecountry? Is it so that you can swedish too?
-Yes, we all speak better swedish than finnish in our band.
What about the government?
-What about it?
Do you think that music and politics goes hand in hand?
-Sometimes.. not really no.
Best political band?
-The Clash, Propagandhi
Is there any good bands in your homecountry now? Favourites from the past?
-Lots at the moment, like Disco Enemble, Evilson, HBS, Dead by gun...etc.
What do you know about Sweden?
-Good bands, and expensive beer..
Have you heard any good swedish bands?
-Yeah, Ebba Grön, Bombshell Rocks, Tysta Mari, the Confession..Thåström.
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-A lifestyle... with good music
No songs in Finnish, Swedish??
-Nope, not this time.
Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five
most important things in life?
..and out come the wolves...
Dead american radio
The New Bronx
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-*Robin - Out come the wolves, Bad Religion ,?
*Antte - Kriss kross, the Bronx, ?
*Affo - Razors edge, Pearl jam- Live at the garden, ?
Most embarrasing record in your collection?
Do you do any covers on stage? Why or why not?
-Nope.. don't have time for them in the set.
Is it many interviews? Is it boring?
-Lately a few.. sometimes their pretty boring...
Which is the question you never get, please ask it and answer it?
Is it any chance to see you in Sweden soon? Have you ever been here?
-We've been over 4 times.. We're coming back over hopefully this year.
Where is the best place to play?
How is a good gig with you?
-Beers , cheers & energy.
Which type of people comes to your concerts??
-Everyone that wants to come.
What shall we do about all rascists?
-Cook them in their own piss.
The best band in punkhistory? And in finnish punkhistory?
Ramones, Clash,... fin: Sielun Veljet
The most important punksong?
Futureplans for the band?
-More shows and more records out,
-Playing more shows & stuff
-Always eat yellow snow, it might be beer... but don't eat that red snow by
the river where the virgins go.
Something to add?
Spread the word, & buy our record!