M from the Sick List is a girl who wants to be heard and seen and she does good advertisement for herself. Their music is really good and I really want to hear more. She answered my questions in august 2007.


When and why did you start to play?
-I was a performer outta the womb it seems... always the one searching out the spotlight at even the smallest family affair. hahaha... my love for music  was instilled in me at a very young age by my  parents.  My mother sang jazz and my father played the piano, both none professionally. I started with the piano at around 10 and started singing at around 14 in a school for the arts....

Please tell me a little about every member in the band, age, family, interests, work and something bad about every one? Both new and old members? What do they do nowadays?
-Our drummer Viveca Butler: Family: As far as I am concerned my family is pretty unusual both my parents are from England but migrated to France where I grew up. Both my parents are artists and musically inclined. Interests: I live and breath for music and was always somehow driven to percussion instruments (piano etc..) which eventually lead me to the drums as a late teenager. I also skateboard and practice other sports like snowboarding,mountain biking and skiing.. Work: I have been working for the past two years as a freelance translator in different technical fields. Someting bad about me: I get way too wasted haha
Mark Wheeler our bassist...Family: They live in Tennessee.....is that enough? Interests: Pop Culture, Mathematics, Sexual Positions, American Presidents Work: I work at the National Kidney Foundation as a Kidney Wrangler Something weird: my balls are incredibly ticklish.
Jay Bandel our guitarist:
I like music, playing in front of crowds, captain morgan, sleeping, and girls, not necessarily in that order...
Eric Kirshner our 2nd guitarist:
family - yup, good people. interests - tele-skiing, skateboarding, surfing, and Maja iIarsson.

Something bad about every one?
Viv - she could beat me up
Emily - she wishes she could beat me up
Jay - all i have to say is hairspray
Mark - likes to get naked on stage

To be a girl in front of a rock/punK/popband , how is that?
-It's incredibly boss, ha. I mean I feel empowered as a woman, a force to be reckoned with... Kurt Cobain always said women were the future of rock and roll, I tend to believe that ;)

What does punk mean to you? Is it only a music style or is it a lifestyle?
-Punk is a lifestyle. The punk movement in the seventies started with the revolution of a generation against political issues and eventually manifested itself in music and fashion, but it always stemmed from the strength of opinion against the norm... We all have our own revolution inside ourselves.... thats where my punk spirit is born... my music is where it has grown to live.

Is there any good bands around?
-Yes, there are. Plenty. You just have to be selective and search them out and not rely on the media to constantly dictate and influence your inner voice to what is good.

What do you know about Sweden?

-J. Lindeberg, H&M hehehe....

Have you heard any good Swedish bands?

-The Sounds Rocks!!

You don..t have a record contract or? Which records have you done(and how can I get them?)
-Presently unsigned, we have an EP available on Snowcap and soon Itunes

How would you describe your music in three words?
-Atomic Rock Music

Which type of people comes to your concerts?
-We mostly draw an audience of 13 to 28, from punks to skaters to preps ha... they all give us so much energy at shows <3....

Which type of people do you miss on your concerts?
-Hmmm..... the ones that don't know of us yet, ha.

When you do a song, which is most important, is it to have a good lyrics, a good melody or to have a refrain that people remembers?
-All three work together to create a "hook"... a catchy chorus that sticks in your brain like crazy glue ;)

Politics and music, does it go hand in hand?
-See my answer on the punk lifestyle lol ;)

Best political band/artist?
-Well hmmm politically inclined....Ive been spinning  Against Me and Anti-Flag as of late in my Ipod

Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five most important things in life?
-I like ALL of these records so nevermind the order...
1. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
2. Pet Sounds - The Beach boys
3. In Utero- Nirvana
4. Never mind The Bullocks- The Sex Pistols
5. Live Thru This- Hole
These concerts Rocked my world....
the Deftones, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Slayer, Hole

First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-I have no idea, but my first record was from my dad... Bowie- Ziggy Stardust....

Most embarrassing record in your collection?
-Chingy - Right Thurr.... BAHAHHAHAHA

How is it to live in your homecountry otherwise, I mean politically?
-Bush Sucks Ass.

What do you think about the government?

-Um... Bush Sucks Ass.

I compare you to as different bands like No Doubt and the swedish Sounds and I also mention Blondie? Comment?

-Thank you so much they all know how to rock a stage....

I understand that you being compared to other bands, which are those bands?

-You pretty much gottem all... except for some people say my voice reminds them of Missing Persons...

Do you care about reviews? Which do you trust the most, the good or the bad ones?
-I think art is subjective so to me, reviews are nice to hear as opinions but just as you cannot rate a Monet you cannot really rate an album.... perhaps by mass appeal I suppose but idunno...

Which are the most peculiar you have got?
-Nuthin really yet.... but give us a sec, ha.


Which is the biggest audience you have played for? The amount of people I mean?
-We played a huge festival out in NJ recently there must have been over 3000 people there ;)

Which is the biggest band you have been a support act to and which is the biggest one you have had as a support act?

-We played support to Adema and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club which was pretty fukkin cool....

Futureplans for the band?

-World Domination ;)


For yourself as a human being?

-World domination, Ha...


-Save the Planet, Make Music.

Something to add?
-I've never been happier and more at home in my skin as I am when I am performing.... and Id be the luckiest girl in the world to do it for the rest of my life.....