& Martin from the group Square have been so nice to answer my question about
the group. It was anyway good that not the whole group is answering because
then it have become a really long interview.
This was done in January 2008(I forgot to
translate this interview)
long have you been on the road?
-SQUARE released their first record 2002. We use to say that we started to
think about this seriously in 2000.
-Our basist comes from the band which is bubbling and itīs called UNIFORM.
Otherwise I can say that it was in this band it started for the most of us.
Örebro is known as
a city with much good music
.does the musiclife lives or? Favourites from
-Nja... itīs OK I
presume. Itīs missing promoters who burns for the music which can do other
things that only put a band on stage and copy posers
the best thing is if
you do everything yourself but itīs a lot of making then. Some people is
always burning so itīs so that you stick to them. Thereīs a lot of bands,
many heavy bands .
favourites are:: Cosmic monkey, Truckfighters, Uniform, Deadman, Preset
boys, golden recivers, Manwhore
I have only been to Örebro once and that was when I saw Lords of the New
Church in som place called Lord Nelson, tell me a little about Örebro?
Örebro is allright I presume...
Itīs a little bit boring that there isnīt any good places to play live
but the latest I heard is that the only place we can play on is going to
be rebuild to houses there people live
thatīs a little bit typical Örebro.
Do you care about football....then itīs good with ÖSK? Or is it Forward
which is the thing(Me myself is a GAIS-fanatic) ?
-No we donīt care, the official meaning is that sport is a way to be
together and get condition in the same time. Itīs a little bit the same way
as shagging, itīs really nice that people does things that they like it. Of
course do we care about people who sleep together and would surely go there
if anyone gave us a awaymatch., we could even come to an open training. But
itīs not so that we support any special team. (We had a meeting there we
decided to support a team in the sport of life but we couldnīt get it
together so we didnīt care about being official with that)
How will it go with ÖSK 2008?
-They will surely get it cosy together.
Ska music isnīt so very modern right now?
-No it isnīt.
But I understand that you donīt give a damn about trends?
-No, itīs not really right, our new white shorts is really trendy.
it became music like this?
-We thought it was cool , swinging and really tough but in the same time we
understood that this is one of the most backstriving styles which is around.
The most things sounds almost the same , of course thereīs a lot of the
tings which is good. But we cannot say that it was our meaning to play pure
skamusic, in which wave it is been classified.
You been a lot abroad
and played , how did it become that you were in Luxembourg and played?
How was it there?
-Haha, We should have
been been concurrents to Motörhead(in another place) but they cancelled in
the last minute, Itīs unsure if this was put an effect on our audience this
evening but we surprised them as ususal. Itīs often so that the booker
writes Ska on the poster . It was as always straight ahead from us, a
nervous audience who couldnīt stop staring with a silly smile on their lips
and then they bought a record each and went home
this is the way I remembered it anyway, They have a really fine valley in
Luxembourg which is really good to run in/fall down to. They have a little
train that you can go on and then you can check out twomansporters over
Do you play with a lot of different bands or how is it, is it only with
skabands but as a a skaband you often play with a lot of different bands?
-Yeah, skafans are a little bit
and the usually donīt like the stuff we do.
No, I have no idea,,,and in the same time theyīre so polite so they wouldnīt
have said to us if they didnīt liked it. But, my analyse is that it isnīt
pureskafans which shake their booty to sqrrr.
To answer your question:
Yeah we plays with a lot of different bands and we have never been playing
with a band which feels like Sqrrr.
Maybe itīs why we try to do some mix of different styles we too....
What does punk mean to you? Is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Lifestyle, fucking cool if it is done in a lively way. We often look at
each other and say that itīs time to go on really much.
the other side seems to be the most boring you can be, Then itīs more riot
to be a nun or so
Is there any good bands outside Örebro today?
-Yes, it is, Maggots for example is extremely cool.
How do you think it
is to live in Sweden after the government changes places from red to blue?
Was it a good or bad choice the Swedish people did?
-Itīs starting to be
noticing in my wallet , itīs not so easy to get money if you plays small
music. From 2007 you donīt get as much money from the government, itīs not
In France they have a
fucking good system for these things, it doesnīt matter which music you
play, if you play 80 gigs or more a year, you get/a small) payment from the
state as a culture worker. That makes it possible for bands to do gigs
without feeling nervous that they shall go back in your wallet every time
you play. And then more people get the chance to see a concert. The Swedish
people seems to be dissatisfied
as they didnīt understand what will happen
if they vote so. And then I think that the blue would win again if it was a
chance to new election now.
Youīre many people in the group
how does it works?
-Itīs difficult to
book the band, we have started to think of lying about all that
and say that
weīre three and then have a lottery about who is going to get all the
privileges as free booze , somewhere to sleep(thatīs always a solution on
hallo, we plays in the band , people is really guestful and always
helps us, not maybe so good in Sweden as they do abroad)
Please tell me a little about every member, age, work, family and something
bad about every one?
-Pete de-la-fete, trombone, 22, study to be a nurse, likes to take on
himself, party and work with old people. Itīs really good at Frisbee and
doesnīt like to dance with guys. ,
Andrew, trumpet, 25, do a magister in economic history, a real conesseur,
likes taste and never go back, likes sextoys and Trivial Pursuit.
Martin, Vocals, 25, study philosophy, a guy who see the life from his
lust-glasses, goes in for full always and have temaparties who always go
wrong and cooking is what he likes.
Really good at sewing but can never
arrive in time.
Fredrik, guitar, 24,
works in a skateboardcomapny, have a cat and plays TV-games, sees many
movies and is mostly not moving when heīs on a pub but sometimes he moves
Claes, Guitar 25, Big a s a house , do roads, heīs the one who dances best
in the group, he laughs in that way that many people laughs with him but the
can scare people sometimes.
Håkan Ficks, 20,
works, heīs the second biggest person in the band , heīs a favourite among
the female/male audience, have a big passion in food and his look.
He snors really high.
Martin Ficks, 23,
works, heīs always with on everything if heīs not so drunk that he cannot be
awaken, heīs fascinated by erotic subculture and can imagine to be in a Tom
of Finland comics..
Is it many interviews?
Is it boring?
-No, itīs not many interviews and if there is any so isnīt they so long.
I have maybe done 15-20 totally.
Itīs fun but it takes
especially the ones that you write;-)
The most fun interview must be when I((Martin) and the drummer(Martin)
become interviewed in norwegian radio, haha. It become really dizzy because
they didnīt understood that we send foreward two people with the same name.
Please ask the question you never get?
-Shall we take off some clothes?
Please rank your five favourite records, concerts and most important things
-Records: Monks- Black monk time
Music machine- Turn on
Opration Ivy- Energy
Boney M- Boney M
Monster- Rockers delight
Concerts: SQUARE- Pragster festival in Norway 2002
SQUARE- Great Britain
Happenings: The drunkenness, the dance, the virginity, the music and the
The first records,
the last one and the most expensive record ever bought?
-We havenīt bought our first record in common yet....
Most embarrassing record in your collection?
-We are not ashamed and not regret anything.
How much does a
record with Square sells?
-We had sold about 1000 of every record we have done and then we donīt know
so much about the rest but itīs there about I think.
What do you think about Mp3 and where do you stand when we talk about
-Go on, I download often and much. Do I find something I like I buy it of
course. You only take home dirty copies of all material, I have some
difficulties with argument that says that you steal, If people wants to buy
mp3 is it good that they can do that but the prize should have been bound to
could have done the thing more suited to the consuments, a mp3 have 10 times
worser quality that a record, A record cost 150:-
that the standard amount of songs is 15 , a ten for every song and then
should a MPī3 cost 1 krona.
.Is it something you do for yourself and if you do in which purpose?
-My purpose is to see
and hear if anything is going to be bought by me.
is it good or bad for a band of
your size that people download your music?
-Only good, the
eventually economic losses should be eaten up by the positive advertisment.
You have not any record company
right now or, or why did you do Promo 2007?
-Yeah, now we have
one(and soon is officially) we throwed the old, we didnīt get together but
weīre still friends.
How do you do
advertisment for your band otherwise? Does people phone you and book you or
must you do everything like that for yourself?
-The same thing there, abroad shall we soon have a cooperation with a label.
In Sweden do we do it for ourselves right now but we deal about a contract
as we speak.
Itīs really important that this goes along well
we worked before with an
english company and they didnīt want the same things as we.
Wer throwed them away too..
Futureplans with the music?
-Continue to do gigs and play as long as we think that someone likes us.
What do you want for
-That that fucking New York computer stops sending links to unlawful things
in our forum.
-Go on! Continue Go on!
Something to add?
(The rest can you find on internet)