Interview with Deadheads

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes all members have played in other bands: Wolves in Haze, Four Flamingos, The Sacred Sailors, Dirty Denim, Foobar, The Fume, Kendolls, Spiders. 
How is it that you started playing music? It's fun and we are no good at sports. 
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Manne Olander - lead vocals, rythm guitar, 32.
Rickard Hellgren - Lead guitar, back vocals, 33.
Tim Ferm - Drums,30.
Former members:
Christoffer "Sigge" Palmén Unger.
Olle Griphammar.
- bass.

Where are you from? Gothenburg rockcity!

What year did the band form? 2012

What's your style of genre? Rock n roll or Energetic rock or Boogie punk.

What inspires you? Other bands, music. 

How often and where do you reherse? As often as possible, when our kids are asleep. Outside of town.
How have you developed since you started with the music? We can play faster, better and we have less time which makes it more focused than when we where young.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We sometimes work with different booking agencys when we go on tour, and sometimes we book the show ourselves. But of course we would consider  working with only one, it all depends on what deal we get. 

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Label, I guess you mean record label? We have recently signed a deal for our third album with High Roller records. We are very pleased with their work since our earlier releases. 

What are your songs about? Everything. 

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Manne does all the lyrics and some of the music, Rickard does some of the music and Olle Griphammar still writes music as well. 

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? When ever there is time and the kids are asleep. 

Have you done any covers live? Motörhead, No Money - The boys, Louden Boomer - GG Allin, Heart of the city - Nick Lowe, Good Head - TUrbonegro.

What language do you sing in? Engleske

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? Around 1500-2000 I think. 

What ages are most of your concert attendants? Mostly men 25-35.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Mostly the same during tour.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Germany.

Where have you played live this year?

This year we have not done more than three gigs so far because of spending a lot of time in the studio, recording our third album. 
Örebro, Stockholm, Karlskoga.

Where do you plan to gig the comming year?

The rest of 2017 looks like this:
Torslanda(Gbg) 13/5
Spain  23-28/5
Holland  30/6,1/7.
Germany  27-29/7

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Since the beginning. Tshirts and records mostly, patches and pins.

Where can people buy your merchandise? At shows and from Bengans.se

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Don't get me started. Even Spotify is a shame, I use Spotify as well but I buy every record I like on vinyl. But let's face it, It's the modern world and not many people wants to pay for music or movies anymore.  

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? In many ways of course for the whole record industry. And finascially it would do a lot of difference for bands that don't earn so much money via Spotify.

What do you think of my work? I have not read your blog, but I will check it out.
Do you have any role models or idoIs it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I listen to a lot but mostly older music.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? It's never too late to give up.

How do you get psyched for a gig? I drink, play guitar and talk to people.
Do you have any new material? Yes.
What are your web sites?
www.thedeadheadsband.com
And we work with social media as well.

How  can people reach you? Email: thedeadheadsband@gmail.com

What are your plans for the future? Go on vacation. 

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