Samaris who make ethereal dreamy electronic beats couldn’t be further away from the punk-rock-raw power of Pink Street Boys, so it’s a delight to hear them converse.
Without further ado, we’ll let Samaris take it away…
Samaris: The other day I heard a Led Zeppelin song, ramble on – and I thought right away – that song and that recording is one of the reasons why people play rock music today still the same setup, same way as they did back in the 70s. Why do you play music in that setup , drums guitar bass vocals? Have you had that moment hearing something and thinking… this is what I wanna do?
Jombi: Hi Jo Jo! When we play our instruments we can control how much raw power we deliver. For us its more difficult to do that using synths and other similar instruments. Plus it looks cooler on stage.
Axel: When i saw the Scott Pilgrim movie I realised we need more punk in this world.
Samaris: Apparently the music you listen to when you are 14-16 years old is always going to be your favourite ever music. what were you listening to those years of your lives?
Axel: I was listening to a lot of surf music like Dick Dale, Man Or Astro-Man? and Link Wray. Also some heavy rock like Unsane, Sepultura, Earth and Electric Wizard. I discovered in my 20’s that punk music was my thing.
Jombi: For me it was all about UK punk, surf and some heavy stuff like Jesus Lizard, Fucking Champs and of course Nu-Metal. Me and Axel got to know each other during those years so we were really listening to a lot of the same stuff.
Axel: And don’t forget Black Sabbath and Singapore Sling
Samaris: It seems like you thrive off chaos. how do you fight it?
Axel: We obviously cant fight it.
Samaris: How do you record ? what do you use and who do you like to have around for it? i really like that you make short intense songs. is it intentional or just makes sense to you that way? Are you gonna keep on doing it?
Jombi: We have a Digi003 rack and some mics in our studio. There the ideas are written and recorded. Sometimes we take these demos to a proper studio or release them like they are. We never decide to make short songs in fact we are trying to make longer songs right now, we just have to find the right riff that we can play long enough.
Samaris: I know you say cute / krútt is dead. What’s the cutest stuff you actually like? … if there is any?
Einar: I looove Prince and MJ. Two Kings
Axel: i really like soft bands that are a little bit corny like Free Design, Harpers BIzzare, Bread, Bee Gees, Beach Boys. And the Afternoon Delight song is really lovely
Jombi: i like Jonathan Wilson, the OC the song.
Samaris: what do you do besides Pink Street Boys?
Einar: I work out and go to the mall
Axel: We drink and meet people, and I like looking at houses for sale online
Jombi: I drive a Tuk Tuk and watch movies.
Samaris: where are you headed?
Einar: We are writing a lot of songs that we will force people to listen to. That should hopefully get us to level 8.
So there we have it, who would have thought one of the dudes from Pink Street Boys loves The Bee Gees? Beautiful revelations abound in this series!
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