intervju med The School Book Depository

What are your names? / Who plays what? It’s only me in this project.
Have you had other previous members? No
Where are you from? Växjö, Sweden.
What year did the band form? About 2016 I think.
What's your style of genre? A lot of styles, indiepop, electronica, Americana, post rock some hip hop, I do just what I feel.
What inspires you? Life, politics, everything.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? That would be nice to have.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? That would be great since I do everything myself in this project at the moment.
What are your songs about? Rabies infected dogs, the environment, preppers, politics,  every thinkable theme or issue could be the basis for a song.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I do.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment?  My bedroom.
Have you done any covers live? Not yet.
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? 40 to 100.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 25 - 45
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? I try to add one song each gig.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Not really, I take what I can get.
What was your first gig like? Nerve wrecking, it’s nervous when you are alone and rely on a lot technical gadgets to work. Playing with others provides a feeling of safety in numbers.
What was your latest gig? Kafe de lux, a local venue. Early evening gig so it was pretty low key.
Where have you played live this year? I played a beer festival in Malmö and a little festival outside Gothenburg.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? I sell T-shirts, bags and posters, some records with my previous bands, vinyls and CDs.
Where can people buy your merchandise? I guess most people use the streaming-sites so not much money to get there. I like bandcamp though, I have sold some records there.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Yes it’s more song-oriented, the album era is gone, people have shorter attention span when it comes to music.
What do you think of my work?/ How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Your work is very important. It’s som hard for smaller bands to get exposure but the dedicated enthusiasts do a great work getting the word out. I’m very grateful for that.
Do you have any role models or idols? I have people that I respect and admire that inspires me, musicians, filmmakers, authors and ordinary people.
Why do you think that they exist? It might a human need, it binds people together when they do things that resonates with each other.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? It’s so hard to keep track of all new bands, but the algorithms can help you find new good music.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Translate the songs to the stage, getting some live routine.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Do what you want and don’t follow trends just to be popular, do it for fun.
Do you have any new material? yes I’m constantly working on sex stuff.
What are your web sites? Just Facebook, youtube and Instagram (fredriksolfors).
Do you have something to add? Thanks for exposing my project!

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