I got Sons of Cyrus new record, and be careful Hellacopters because they´re going to take the crown from you. The interview is done in the beginning of december 2002.



-We started to play as Sons of Cyrus 1996 but before that we played together under the name The Orphans without any big success. We went to the same schhol and we liked the same type of music so it was really naturally that it was just we who grounded this band together.


How is it to live In Sweden do you think, what´s the best and what´s the worst?

-The best thing is that everyone here talks swedish. The worst thing is that it´s too far from the Middle Sea.


Please tell me a little about every member, family, age, interests and something bad about every one?

-Loco Lopez- Plays guitar and sings in the refrains. He is 24 years old and he plays bass in the Locomotions. Is always terrible.

Topi the Kat- Plyas drums, he is 27 years old and he plays in the Locomotions too. Is always very nice to his parents. And he´s terribly old and he is finnish

Mackie the Mac- Plays bass, he is 24 years old, he is terrible when we rehearsal..

Loverboy- Sings in the band and he is terribly good att singing with his voice


What drives you to play music?

-We have some goal together to do the ultimate punkrock. And then it´s the best thing we know to be on stage and play rock n roll.


What´s the best and what´s the worst of being in a band?

-You do things that you think it´s fun to do. The worst is the prize of the rehearsal room which comes too often.


Big Brothel , is it an own label or how is it?

-No, it isn´t , it´s a Stockholmlabel which took contact with us a year ago, They have released  Brainbombs, Satirnine, the 440’s, Truckers and so on before.. Big Brothel is some kind of underlabel to Really Fast.

Is it many interviews, is it boring?

-This is our first…

Which is the question you never get but want to have?

-This one

Any favouritepaper on paper or on the zine?

-Paper: Atlas, Savage Magazine, Galago and Maximum Rock&roll.

Netzines: Blank Generation & Savage Magazine.

Any favouritesite on the web?

-Of course we must say  www.sonsofcyrus.com but www.locomotions.tk is also good…


You havent´heard anything from any bigger lag? What´s the best thing to be on a smaller label?

.No, not any bigger label have show their interest yet. The best with a smaller label is that we know the guys who drives the label and we feel that  we´re highly priorited and it´s one of Swedens coolest labels


What´s the best and what´s the worst with internet?

-The good one is that it´s easy to check out both new and old bands. The worst thing is that it can take so much time sometimes.



What do you think about musiclife in Sweden today? Any good bands? Good places to play?

-The most is shit but there´s some good bands Truckers, Dixie Buzzards, Hellacopters, Black Rose, Meine Kleine Deutsche, Soundtrack of our lives and Dollhouse. And then there is some people and places which is really good; Short Valley Bar (Gothenburg), Club Clampers (Stockholm), Rockborgen (Borås) and of course Kafé 44 (Stockholm).



Please rank your five favourite record, five best concerts and five most important things in life?

Sons of Cyrus top 5:

SKIVOR: THE STOOGES- Raw Power, ROKY ERICKSON & THE ALIENS -(s/t), THE KIDS-(s/t), RADIO BIRDMAN-Radios Appear and everything with Rolling Stones.

KONSERTER: Dead Moon on Kafé 44 2000(?), King Khan on Scen Gavelius 2002, The Woggles on Vielle Montagne 2002, Kiss on Stadion 1998 andh The Hydromatics on Eldorado 2001.

LIFE: That we can play our music and release our records.


Have you heard anything from outside Sweden?

-We have some contact with some labels in foregin countries but it´s always fucked up in one or another way. The reiews we hae got have almost always been good.


How is the feeling of releasing a fullengthalbum?

-Of course the feeling is fucking good. It´s fun that anyone else than ourseles is believe in the band.


First, last and the most expensive?

LOVERBOY: ROXETTE-Look Sharp, HUMAN BEINZ-Nobody but me, JOY DIVISION-Licht und blindheit (single 700 swedish krona)

MACKIE: ACCEPT-Balls to the walls, HANK WILLIAMS-Honky Tonkin’, BOB MARLEY-Catch a fire (500 swedish krona)

LOCO: TRANCE DANCE-singel, BASEBALL FURIES-Greater than ever, MC5-High Time (250 swedish krona)

TOPI: MADONNA, TRUCKERS-My Star, Never buy expensive records.


Any response yet?

-This far only positive…(for example CloseUps reiew)


Idols when you were small?

LOCO: Bamse

TOPI: Loco




What could you have done better?

-We´re fucking satsified.


How shall a little unknown band as you actually are come up to the first place and take it from Hellacopters or Backyard Babies ?
-A right hit, a right hit, a right hit a right hit and then a left .

Micke Borg, did he put his mark on the record or did he only do the things you said to him to do?

-Micke did an excellent job and he inspired us with many ideas and our work together couldn´t have been better.


Which is your strength live and on record?

-we all like to play live and then we give eerything and therefore it´s good. In the studio we think the same about things and how it should sound and we hae really fun when we record. We´re satsfied with the record but we´re more comfortable live..

How is a good concert with you?

-We´re almost always good so it looks like it´s always do.


How does your audience look like?

-As hell..


Who the fuck is Cyrus?

-See the movie The Warriors.



1:a press 1000 LP & 1000 CD

1:a press 300 ex
2:a press 420 ex.

1:a press 500 ex

2:a press very soon...

1:a press 400 ex (comes in december 2003)

PUNK-"I need you baby"
Detroit Noise Records
1:a press ???

WE LOVE YOU-"Street Fighting Man"
Deaf and Dumb Records
1.a press 3000 ex


Futureplans for the band?
–Play as much as we can live and relase so much as possible on record.



-”Can you dig it?”


Something to add?
–New single out soon on Savage Records… Til then buy the LP…


Black/white photos:Anna Magnusson
Henrik Oskarsson