Anton from White Flame
Apr/Jul Hamburg 2009
1) Our last Interview is about 6 month ago! What happened in the meantime?
A: We got our new album Tour Bus Diaries finally done, released it
and of course we’ve been do some shows.
2) Your new Album is out now,
maybe you can say a few Words to each song !
Surprize: Intro of the first song..
Tall Thin In: Kinda of classic White
Flame song, great opening track introduce you what it’s gonna be.
jam this couple of times in the basement and did this together with good
feelin’. It’s little bit “musician song”, you know with the great
No Good: This is the groovy piece with the American
Dancin’ With Her Sister: Very classic 80’s rock’n’roll, it gets you
Disrespect: Intro of the next song, where two hiphop guys
Frontrow Girl: Modern song about the girl in the
Certainly Something: It’s our pop song, with very catching lines
and sounds. Feels like a 90’s.
The Ground: About day after when you gotta do
Twins: About two lovely sister called C85, gives you positive
Shouldn’t Been Messin’: Very cool and dark swing song.
2 Become 1: Classic stadium rock with the slide guitar and harmonica.
Angels: This is Hanoi Rocks kinda of song feat. Matthau Mikojan.
Never Had: Our power ballad with the country feeling. Typical stuff in U.S. but
far from basic Finnish melancholy stuff.
Gone By Tomorrow: We did this in the
Yesterday’s News era, but finished it in this album. It’s about
3) Where do you see the biggest developement from the last to the new Album?
A: There is more different kind of songs and
this time we produced more like 21st century sound. And of course band moves on,
so it’s easier to do things, you know.
4) Tell us a bit about your
A: Usually Vince or I have an idea which we work on
together and do the demo version in my place. But it depends..
was your second tour in GER, what did you expect and how was it
A: We expect great shows and already known faces from the first tour etc.
and of course we want to extend our fandom, so it’s nice to get know to new
people. And sure we like to have great time and party!
6) Why are you on
tour with Deep Insight and from where do you know them?
A: Well we
both released new album and we have same booking agency so it’s natural to tour
together. And they’re great group of crazy dudes.
7) After touring Europe
and getting known better, did your lifes change?? Did you
A: Hmm.. I don’t feel like changing, except I’ve been learning
something more about music business, touring and simply the cities we’re
visited. Of course we get more contacts by people in Europe via internet, but
9) What are the things you are most missing while
A: Long sleeping in own bed and food when ever you want
10) What do you always have with you on tour??
A: I don’t have any
good-luck charm with me, I use my guitars and other stuff . And it’s
nice to have money.
11) What are the first 3 songs your mp3 player /
I-pod shows if your start it??
A: 1: Donny Olkkola -
2: Matthau Mikojan – Threw Time Away
3: Aerosmith – Draw The
12) If you could be someone else, who would it be??
A: I would be
transformers robot Optimus Prime or Soundwave. Or maybe an interviewer and make
lot of questions to the artists.
13) If you could have a superpower- wich
would you chose??
A: Invisible man! Just give me a gun.
question would you ask your band members?
A: Vince: How much the Hobbits
drink in the backseat while the band touring?
Sammye: How do you shave
your hair, and I’m talkin’ Downtown!?
Jony: Is there any problems with
tight pants, you know. Is it in left or right leg of trousers?
can we expect from you in the future??
A: Well, we will do some shows, in
some point there’s coming up some new songs with heavy riffs which we like to
working ahead, gettin’ unexpected troubles with the different things in music
business I quess and having a time in the summery Finland. Stay tuned!
Thanks to Silke, Steffi and WF esp. Anton for lots of patience :)