interview with Det jordiska

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, a bunch. My Sound of Silence, Vaken, Folkvang, Nattskärran among others.

How is it that you started playing music? I don´t know. I guess we just liked music and wanted to make it ourselves for various reasons. To express ourselves.

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Helena plays bass and sings, she is 34, Daniel plays guitar and sings and is also 34, Linus plays synthesizers and organ and drum machine and is 32.

Have you had other previous members? Yes, we have had 3 previous members now.

Did you make music even when you were young? Linus did, me(Daniel) and Helena were a little older when we started.

Where are you from? Two of us are from Boden, one of us from Odensåker. Now we all live in Umeå.

What year did the band form? 2015

What's your style of genre? Rock

What inspires you? Other peoples music and things that happen in life.

How often and where do you reherse? Depends, If we have a show and want to play a new song or two we rehearse a lot. Otherwise not so much.

How have you developed since you started with the music? As a band the music has changed a lot, to my ears. We have a drum machine now, and less chords, less guitars and more riffs. And more vocals.

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yes, we like other things. But as for me: not a lot of other things. Cant speak for the others here.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes, that would be great!

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Lazy Octopus Records released our latest split with the band Eterkropp. If they want to put out our next one we would be happy with that but we dont know yet. Maybe looking, maybe not.

What made you decide to make this music? Well, I(Daniel) decided to start the band simply because I had been wanting to for a long time. Then I finally did it.

What are your songs about? They are snippets of thoughts about all kinds of things. Descriptions of feelings och things that happened. No message. 

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I write most of the words and the base of the music, then we complete the songs together.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Yes, mostly in our rehearsal space.

What language do you sing in? Swedish

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? I guess the most was last night and I guess then it was around 100 attending maybe. The least was 2.

What ages are most of your concert attendants? Most of them spread between ages 18-40.

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? No we write new songs now and then and start playing them.

What was your first gig like? It was the band Hjärtats release party. It was great!

What was your latest gig? Yesterday, at the club Heaven in Umeå. We played before headliners INVSN.

Where have you played live this year? Debaser(Sthlm), Bildakällaren(Umeå), Föreningsgatan 7(Luleå), Heaven/Pub Hundra(Umeå)

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? In Stockholm at the club Under Bron. Then we dont know.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We have our split-EP Utan Felen Dör Vi we made with Eterkropp.

Where can people buy your merchandise? The split you can buy in record stores, from us, Lazy Octopus Records or Eterkropp.

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Well now most people stream it I think. I dont know what I think. Both good and bad things come with it. It just is the way it is.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? It changed a lot but I started making music after the downloading/streaming of music started big so Im gonna leave that question to those who know more.

Do you have any role models or idols? Yes! Many! Not so much idols, but role models in life yes! Friends, parents and such. Cant even begin. We really like a lot of musicians as well of course but they are also to many to get into. Sorry for bad answer.

What have been your biggest obstacles? Time is a big obstacle always. To have time to do the things you want is hard. Life is hard. It always gets in the way of everything. 

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Have no advice, we are not successful so we NEED advice.

How do you get psyched for a gig? Nothing special. We sit around if there is time. Maybe drink some beer and caffeine drinks.

Do you have any new material? Yep, we have some new songs!

What are your web sites?

https://www.facebook.com/detjordiska

https://soundcloud.com/detjordiska

How can people reach you? Write on facebook or email bandetdetjordiska@gmail.com

What are your plans for the future? To make more noise.

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