Interview White Flame 13.10.08 Hamburg Logo
FAS: What can you tell me
about the band? What kind of band are you?
Jony: We are White Flame!
Anthon: We are four members… ähm.. We are stupid.
Vince: All we do
is get drunk and try to make interesting sounds as we go and maybe everyone likes
Jony: We are pretty nice.
FAS: How did you came together as a
Vince: We were four. Those two (pointed at Anthon and Jony) met at the government.
Anthon: Yeah we met at prison! I like fun (everyone's laughing)… It
took about four years to complete…
Sammye: Then I came with the
Vince: I don’t wanna talk about destiny, it’s the wrong word but it's
like if you are certain kind of people you just wind up toghether no matter what
is gonna happen. Me and Anthon were classmates from when we were kids and we
never beat anything together music wise. The only thing he did to me is: “Hey,
listen to this Aerosmith thing, it's real music and forget that shit you're
listening”! And then after ten years we just wind together.
FAS: How do
you like the tour so far? You played some gigs now.
Vince: I love sitting in
the car. Haha
Jony: It's great so far,… I like the audience.
people seems to really enjoy what we have to offer.
Sammye: Yeah they're
very cool but I could get some more sleep.
FAS: So what do you think of
Vince: We really haven't time to do anything else except just doing
Jony: Sitting in the car…
Vince: Driving from town to
FAS: You just saw a lot of highways?!
OK! How would you describe your music and what are your influences?
Sammye: It's kind of black.
Anthon: (whistles something)
Vince: Yeah even
later than that I think all of our stuff goes down to the blues. I mean in the
Anthon: Yeah and it's a lot of engergy in our music.
you first Album will be released here in November, I guess?!
FAS: Tell me about the Album and about the working process.
It tooks a long time. I guess we needed like 6 month. It's quite rare that man can
take that long time. We are really blessed that our record company let us do it
for that long time to make the album how we want to make it.
Sammye: And we
really needed all this time. (laughs) Yeah!!!
Vince: It's a very tide album. It
doesn't let you breathing very much, only a couple of time before you get
screaming again (laughs). But I would say it's pretty much a party album. It's
about mostly having a good time maybe saying "Fuck off" a couple of times to someone
who doesn't like what we are doing but otherwise it's just in a funny way. So
Fuck off (laughs)
FAS: Do you have a favourite song on the album and
Vince: Well not really! We love all the songs.
Anthon: Yeah, it's our
baby. You can't say: I love you and you and you but I hate you.
Who's writing the lyrics?
Vince: I'm writing the lyrics. (...pointing on Sammye)
He's writing a little bit too. He's starting.
Sammye: Yeah (laughs) I'm a little
FAS: What are the songs all about?
It's about stuff what doesn't happen to me but happened to someone I
know or I just made up. It's all about a person who got weird ideas,
like how would it be to be a squirrel only for one day and then I could
walk on an electric wire. That makes no sense but that's me. That's
the way I try to do some lyrics. You know, there's the normal approach
and I try to take one, two, three steps out of this regular process
because it's more interesting and someone has to like it: ... listen
“what is he sayin? Why? What's wrong with you?”
Anthon: So probably the other side is to play
Anthon: It's always two sides.
Vince: When I make
lyrics I want to make stories that haven't been told already. I don’t want to
make a song about: Oh oh oh my heart is aching because you left me –at the end.
I wanna make new stories.
Anthon: And probably everything ends up with a
Vince: Yeah it's all about the girls… and the Jägermeister..
FAS: How did you come in touch with music?
Vince: We were in music class
together (pointed on Anthon) when we were kids.
Jony: I came in tough when I
were in school. How many years ago?? I don’t know. Can’t count. But there were
some guys playing some instruments and I like to listen to them.
can’t even remember (laugh)
Vince: I think it was that moment when the
Wickfield song “Saturday Night” came out. I was like (he's waving his finger in
the air and singing the song.) I’m kidding, I’m kidding.
Jony. No you're
Anthon: I got into music when Alice Cooper and Aerosmith came into my
life. There's no turning back after this.
FAS: Is there any musician you
like to work with in the future?
Vince: Ähhm. Prince. Because I think he is
just perfect. You know, he's a great musician, guitar player and a song
writer. He has a great sound and he is fucking cool. I really think
Sammye: I dont know, there are great musicians. Maybe...
Sammye: Yeah David Hasselhoff….
Everyone is laughing then
we got interupted by a drumsolo of Julian (Lovex) til Vivian Sin’Amor told him loudly,
we had an Interview here!
Vince: He got inspired by David Hasselhof.
(everyone is laughing again)
Jony: I think I would work with… as many
musician as possible. I mean everyone has something to deal with. I don't have
Anthon: Well probably with Aerosmith but of course with Vivian
Vivian (he was sitting t the PC behind the guys) turned around: We
can do this.
Anthon: I would love to do this. (everyone’s
FAS: What other hobbies do you have besides the
Anthon: Searching what happened in the internet.(laughs)
play a lot of video games. The only problem is, everyone has a different console
but we are playing all the same game.
Anthon: And were are icehockey
FAS: Do you play icehockey yourself?
Vince: As you can see
(laughing) We are very athletic.
Sammye: No we are not.
Vince: Last year
for partying we played hockey. It's like icehockey but inside. But yeah, we lost
every game. I think we made two goals.
Sammye: In three games.
FAS: Do you play in other bands or played in other bands
Vince: I guess everyone has a dirty secret. I think I played in six
or seven different bands.
Jony: I played in a few bands too.
Yeah there were a few bands. But now, I’m only playing in White Flame. Oh
Vince: Yeah, not really. Three of us and a couple of other guys form
Tampere have an Aerosmith Tribute and if you have the chance, check us
FAS: I keep it in my mind.
FAS: Last Question. What do you wish
for future and what are you plans ?
Vince: I wish flying cars (laughing) and
foot in pills. AND alcohol in pills of course. Instant Jägermeister.
Anthon: That will be great.
Sammye: I wish more gigs and more
touring and maybe more sleeping.
Special thanks to Vince, Sammye,
Anthon und Jony for his time and Steffi for
Frances Amelie Sin
Pictures of the show are in the Gallery