Interview by Ani Wikked/Anni Hyvärinen
It was a lousy and rainy day in
After another cigarette in the cold, windy
You guys formed in 2007, is
H: With the current line-up, yes.
well then… here in
J: Us or.. like each of us or the band?
NR: Do as you please!
J: Well… We’re making traditional rock music like from the 80’s but with a… …21st centurian sound. *grin*
good to me. Another key word,
Hellcity Fest! How did you actually come up with the idea of your own
H: It was a release party for our EP “Result in Disaster”
J: We didn’t want to have a normal release party for our first EP so we chose to make festival out of it.
idea. You’re having another Hellcity
Fest this year, right?!
H: Yes. But it’s going to be for two days and with lots of other bands and also around
NR: Oh even better! Which countries i.e.?
NR: And also for two days then?
H: Maybe, but definitely with other bands and not only us.
NR: Oh, uhm… actually I expected it to be with other bands as well!
J: Yeah, right then! *grin*
NR: As for
your debut again… “Result in
Disaster” was quite a success, which is great seeing the
actually exist. You’ve been 14th in
the Finnish charts
– how did it
H: Download charts…
H: I think it was in the download charts..?
J: Yeah right. We have been 14th in the Download charts, but what about the charts?
H: Hmm… (some talking in Finnish –couldn’t really understand too much to be honest^^) Maybe 18th or something? *smiling*
J: Yeah, around that I think.
so you’ve been 14th in the
Finnish Download Charts then. Anyway, how did it feel like?
J: (thinking) Good.
H: Yes, good.
J: It made me proud, in a way. Yes, it felt good and made me proud.
your life changed since then?
J: Uhm.. we have more pressure now.
NR: So no stalking fans in
H: No! Not that I’d know. The Finnish fans are not like that.
NR: Like what? Us Germans? *smile*
H: No, yes. No! But they don’t scream when they see us on the streets.
NR: Yeah, like I said. They’re not like us Germans… but anyway…
how about your friends? Do they think
you have changed?
J: No, nothing really has changed. We’re still the same!
do you have any plans for a new EP or
a full length album?
H: Maybe a next single or an album, we don’t know yet.
J: We already made lots of new songs. So yes, maybe an album. We don’t know yet. But a single I think.
H: Or some more singles. *smile*
Ooookay. Most of the Finnish bands are
rather metal or gothic, but you’re different. How would you
style? Do you have specific influences?
J: Like said in the beginning, it’s traditional rock. We are influenced from the 80’s… and the 80’s… and… well, the 80’s! *laughs*
H: Yes! *laughs*
NR: So, bands like Mötley Crüe and the like?
NR: As for
your current minitour… you’ve just
finished your first gig in
H: It was good actually.
you expect anything before you came
J: No, I didn’t expect anything. But it was really good…
J: Not much
actually. We’re just happy to play!
to hear, really. So when did you come
H: Earlier today.
NR: Oh! And have you been around the town already and visited some interesting sightseeing spots?
J: No. We have just been to the club here. We had rehearsals and we just finished the soundcheck. There hasn’t been too much time yet for any sightseeing.
NR: Such a shame! When will you leave
H: Tomorrow I think.
Back to your minitour and your fans… How
is it different to
J: Yes, they do. But they’re not that loud. More relaxed in a way.
NR: So they don’t throw their bras or tangas up to the stage?
J: No! *laughs*
NR: Did your fans in
H: No, not really.
NR: What a shame... but, you can’t have it all, huh?!
to topic again... Many bands started their international
career here in
J: Hmm… our main goal is to become successful, so maybe –yes. I don’t know! Haven’t thought about it yet.
NR: Do you
plan any bigger European tour?
H: Yes, next fall…
NR: Oh cool. Any plans yet to what countries you want to play?
H: Yes! *smiles*
another topic. This whole “new media
thing” like myspace, facebook and the like. You have, besides
website, also a myspace and a facebook site. Right?!
NR: What do you think how important are those sites nowadays for bands?
J: They are a good way to promote the band and the music, but many bands have both. A myspace and a website.
H: Yeah, I think both are important.
NR: Website and myspace or what do you mean?
H: Yes. On myspace it’s easier to promote your music. So I think both are important for new bands to get more popular. But an actual website is also very important.
J: Yes, it represents a band more than a myspace site.
NR: Sure, it’s more personal in a way, isn’t it?!
H: Exactly, yes.
NR: And how important is it to you, as a newcomer band?
H: I think for us our normal page is more important.
time’s running fast. Last one, then
you’re free again! Do you have any last words for your fans?
NR: Oha! Uhm… Maybe anything nice for our readers and fans or soon-to-be fans?
J: Maybe… yeah! They should always remember that we do this for them!
Good. Should be enough
then! Have great
show tonite and enjoy your stay here in
J: Thanks! Enjoy the show later!
H: See you later then!