Fridöm. For all the people in Latin America that are new to The Bright Light Social Hour, could you briefly describe each member of the band?
That’s tough, we’ve known each other so long! Jo is the drummer. He’s a super-nerd but in the coolest way possible. He’s always in his headphones working with synthesizers or drum machines or doing mixing work for our new album. If he were a Ninja Turtle, he’d be Donatello. Curtis is the guitarist/singer. His words are few but potent, and he’s a seriously excellent chef. He’d be Leonardo. I play bass and sing, and I believe life is meant to be enjoyed. I guess I’d be Michelangelo?
Fridöm. Is the song Wendy Davis, being included on your upcoming album, Future South?
No it won’t be on the album. We wrote that song in the heat of the moment while attending a protest and it isn’t part of the universe that will be the new album.
Fridöm. What can we expect from your new album, and how it differs from the process of when recording your debut album?
We’re recording this album entirely ourselves in our home/practice space, so it’s very natural and comfortable. The three of us are performing, producing, engineering and mixing everything, whereas for the last album we went into a studio and worked with a producer/engineer. This really allows us to have complete creative control on the entire picture, and we’re constantly learning and revisiting every aspect of the music. I think this album will be a much deeper representation of our vision and essence.
Fridöm. If you had to choose someone to tour with, who would it be?
Fridöm. Being yourselves from Austin, TX, what are your top five favorite spots or activities in the city?
Watching live music at any of the venues/bars on the East Side
Skinnydipping in Lake Travis
Eating at all the amazing food trucks
Having a beer and pizza while watching a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse
Barton Springs is also a sweet swimming hole
Fridöm. As a band, are you supporters of the slogan “Keep Austin Weird”?, and if so, how do you take part in keepin’ it that way?
Yes, definitely. I think the best thing we can do is explore new sounds and help make the “Austin sound” an always-changing, weirdo kind of thing.
Fridöm. What comes to mind when the word “freedom” comes out?
Fridöm. Finally, any plans to return to Mexico or any other part of Latin America any soon?
There is nothing currently booked in Mexico or Latin America, but we’re hoping any of the amazing Mexican and Latin American festivals invites us to play soon! Tengo mucha familia en Oaxaca y en DF y me encantaría volver a tocar en México.
We interviewed White Lies after their show at the Corona Capital 2013, we talked with them about their new album Big Tv, Talking Heads and tv shows...
Fridöm : This is the second time they play in the Corona Capital Festival (the last was 4 years ago ) , what felt to play again at the Festival ?
Harry : Well , good show , always good to play in Mexico and especially in this great Festival .
Fridöm : Your new album, titled "Big TV " talks a little about the life-changing transitions from one city to another , as the story of a girl who moves to a small town to the big city, what can you tell us more about it ?
Charles : Yes , we wanted to make an album that had a concept focused and enabled us to achieve that music also guided under the same concept .
Fridöm : Your album is called " Big TV " If you had your own show on the " TV " , what would it be about?
Harry : Mine would be " Fraser "
Charles : Mine would be more like a show of breakfast , brunch and kitchen.
Fridöm : Finally , what is the first thing you think of when you hear the word ?
Charles : I think in darkness , no life
Jack : Playstation and something static
Charles : I think in a crunch , because whenever I put a cd , I bend down to the floor to put it.
Charles : Rage Against the Machine
( Harry and Jack nod and agree )
Talking Heads :
Jack : Genius!.
Harry : Stop Making Sense
Thank you !
Ra Ra Riot is a New York band formed by Wes Miles ( vocals), Mathieu Santos (bassist), Milo Bonacci (guitarist), Rebecca Zeller ( violinist), and Kenny Bernard (drummer). Their new album Beta Love was produced by Dennis Harring - Wavves and Modest Mouse. Fridöm spoke with Mat about their upcoming show in Mexico city, their new album Beta Love , their inspiration, etc.
Fridöm: How would you describe the essence of your new album “Beta Love”?
I'd say it's just the next chapter of the Ra Ra Riot story - one to which we can hopefully keep on adding in the future. To me, it's an extension of what we accomplished with our first two records, and will be a great jumping-off point when it comes time to start working on the next one.
Fridöm: How was the experience working with Dennis Herring?
It was incredible being able to work with someone like Dennis, who has so much experience and is thinking about things on a totally different level. None of us had ever had an experience like that in our careers. We needed him to push us beyond our individual and collective comfort zones, which he absolutely did, and we learned a ton about writing, arranging, recording, everything. Dennis can be mysterious and intimidating, but we were all operating together with a lot of mutual trust and respect, which allowed it to work very well.
Fridöm: Whenever we are starting a new project we can get inspiration from a lot of things, places, etc. If this were the case, what inspired your new album “Beta Love”?
We were inspired by a new attitude of un-self-consciousness and openness, by Dennis's methodology, by the sunny warmth of Oxford, Mississippi, by some books we'd been reading (most notably Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near and William Gibson's Neuromancer), and by all the different kinds of music that we were listening to before and during recording. Inspiration is everywhere!
Fridöm: If we were in a relaxing moment, which song from Beta Love would you suggest us to listen? And in the party mood?
For the first, I'd say Wilderness, which is one of my favorite of Wes's songs. My party song would have to be I Shut Off, which I think is my favorite track on the album. It's definitely my favorite to play live!
Fridöm: Recently we wrote an article about how to save money when travelling to NY, as you guys being from there, do you have any extra tips for our readers?
Well, I'd say get familiar with the subway system, which may seem daunting but really isn't - it's the easiest and cheapest (and arguably most "real") way to get around the city. Cabs are expensive and not necessarily that efficient. Also, my favorite experiences in the city involve simpler things, like finding a small park, a nice cup of coffee, a good cocktail, a small art opening or concert somewhere. You don't need to do all the tourist-y things - get out of midtown and go hunting for something! And maybe save up some money for one really good, unforgettable dinner somewhere.
Fridöm: How would you describe each member of Ra Ra Riot in only one word?
Becca is Becca, Kenny is Kenny, Milo is Milo, Wes is Wes, and I am Mat. Is that cheating?
Fridöm: It has been a couple of years since your last visit in our country, do you have any unfinished sightseeing or things you´d like to do on this visit?
My only experience of Mexico is limited to Mexico City, so it'd be nice to get out of the city and see some of the rest of the country, some of the more natural beauty. Though, unfortunately on our only trip to Mexico, I was really sick, and spent nearly the whole time in my hotel - so there's still lots for me to see this time!
Fridöm: Finally, anything you´d like to say to our Mexican readers?
We're very excited to be coming back to Mexico, and are looking forward to sharing our new music with you! I remember how hospitable and enthusiastic everyone was last time. It's been too long since our last visit.
The Virgins are Donald Cumming, bassist Max Kamins, guitarist Xan Aird and drummer John Eatherly. Fridöm talked with Donald, about their new album 'Strike Gently' produced by Cult Records, from Julian Casablancas´label. It will be due out March 12 on Cult Records.
Fridöm: Five years have passed since your album debut, how have you changed personally and musically speaking?
I’ve changed a lot. It was really cool making this record because we recorded a lot of the songs while recording and it really reflects what we sound like as a band.
Fridöm: How was the experience working with Julian Casablancas´ label Cult Records?
It’s been great. Julian and everyone at the label is really cool, and it’s been a lot of fun working with them.
Fridöm: What is the story behind your new single "Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams"?
It’s a song that grew out of us playing together and all the main tracks were recorded live. When you capture a live performance you are able to freeze frame whatever unique elements come out of each persons playing.
Fridöm: What records have you been listening over the last couple of months? Any new bands we should listen to?
I listen to a lot of instrumental music, recently i’ve been pretty into Iranian folk music.
Fridöm: Right now you are not on the road, but you do it often. What is something you always bring with you that most people may not think of?
I really don’t like carrying luggage so I try not to bring anything with me that won’t fit into my backpack.
Fridöm: Finally, any plans to come to Latin America this year?
Definitely want to come play some shows after the records out. Looking forward to seeing you guys soon!
By: Sheilis, Karin
Let´s Buy Happiness is a Newcastle band formed by Sarah Hall (vocals), James Hall (guitar/keys), Graeme Martin (guitars), Mark Brown (bass) and James King (drums). The self-released No Hot Ashes EP garnered much local and national attention and with their self-released singles Six Wolves, Fast Fast and Dirty Lakes, the band have twice been invited to Maida Vale Studios in London for both BBC Radio 6 and Radio 1.
Dirty Lakes was also included on Spotify's "Songs of 2011" list, showcasing all the best music during that term.Within a year of playing their debut show in a small Newcastle pub, the band were invited by Michael Eavis to perform at Glastonbury 2010 on the John Peel stage alongside Foals, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and The XX.
This year they will be representing the region at the annual South By South West convention in Austin, Texas, before heading to Toronto for Canadian Music Week, and currently they are wrapping up their debut album, 'Chants For Friends'.
Fridöm interviewed Sarah Hall / vocals-Let´s Buy Happiness, about their hobbies, their plans, their favorite song, etc...Check it out:
Fridöm: How would you describe “Let’s Buy Happiness” as a band?
I'd say our sound is atmospheric / dark / melancholic. Our new songs are heavier in a lot of places.
Fridöm: If you could choose any place in the world to give a concert, which place would it be?
We’d love to play everywhere. That’s one of our major goals, and we’ve been receiving a lot of support from Mexico and would love to come and play there too.
Fridöm: We can´t stop listening to “Works Better On Paper”, what´s the story behind the song?
It’s about a relationship that every time you think it’ll work out, it falls apart because the people work better together in theory than when they’re actually together.
Fridöm: What´s your favorite song of Let’s Buy Happiness and why?
We all have different favorites and mine changes daily to be honest. But today I would say my favorite is a new song that we’ve just recorded for our debut album. The songs called ‘Sickly Sights’. It’s about a person becoming aware of all of wrongs within our society and about growing out of ignorance
Fridöm: You´ve been on the road for a while, could you tell us what things you usually do to survive the long trips while on the road?
I read, I draw, listen to music. I try to write new lyrics as well. Mark (bassist) reads and sleeps the most. Graeme (guitarist) always brings a bag of food. Kingy (drummer) listens to music and has an on-the-road playlist which consists of a lot of Thin Lizzy; and James (guitarist) is on his laptop a lot. The majority of our time on the road is spent talking, and joking together.
Fridöm: What’s the best experience that has happened to you while touring?
Playing during sundown on top of a mountain in Castelbasso, Italy
Fridöm: Complete the next sentences:
Freedom is a right
Inspiration happens when you’re moved
Happiness is different depending on the person
Fridöm: And finally, are you planning to visit Latin America any time soon?
We’d love to, depending on the success of our debut album we’ll be over there in a shot.
Here is their video " Dirty Lakes":
DEBUT ALBUM - CHANTS FOR FRIENDS
Produced by Ian Grimble.
Scheduled for completion February 2013.
FORTHCOMING LBH LIVE DATES:
02 March 2013 / Newcastle: Cluny
05 March 2013 / Leeds: Brudenell Social Club
12-17 March 2013 / SXSW
20-24 March 2013 / Canadian Music Fest
08 April 2013 / London, The Borderline
Citizens! is a fantastic London based indie-pop band formed by Tom Burke, Lawrence Diamond, Mike Evans, Martyn Richmond and Thom Rhoades who released their debut album Here We Are last year, which was produced by Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand. A good and fresh pop for our ears. Fridöm talked with Lawrence Diamond (keyboards) about their album, places to visit in London, the soundtrack for their own film, among other things ...
I’m Lawrence Diamond, I play keyboards and a bit of guitar in CITIZENS! I’m from London and my favorite member of The Beatles is George Harrison. We all met at a house party in London a couple of years ago. The party had reached that late stage where most people have paired off and gone home with someone and there we were all fighting over whether we should play Martin Rev or Kanye West on the stereo. We decided it might be cooler to form a band and try and mix these influences than to stand around, alone, at house parties, fighting over them.
Tom: Sockless Mike:Moustachioed Martyn: Mackem Thom: Deceiptively Tall (I know that’s two)
It’s a call to arms, a mark in the sand, a rallying point in the fight against ugly pop.
It was an amazing experience. We decamped to Scotland away from prying eyes and just spent two months creating and crafting our sound. We recorded the album before we’d really played live, so with Alex we just constantly challenged ourselves everyday to shape the band and find our sound definitively. He’s also a great cook, so we had some of the best meals of our lives. One particular curry stands out as hands down the best I’ve ever had.
Mexico is probably the country we’ve talked about visiting most. The response from fans there on our twitter and website has been incredible and we’re just desperate to come over and play for them. Our live shows are a cornucopia of sound, movement and noise that normally ends up with at least one person passed out from euphoria and two others pregnant. Immaculate Conception has been known to occur at CITIZENS! gigs.
In no particular order...Primrose Hill, Brick Lane, Hampsted Heath, Richmond Park, Soho, Waterloo Bridge, Waterloo Sunset, Borough Market, Monmouth Coffee Shop, buy Lawrence dinner.
There have been a lot of stage invasions, particularly in France. It’s always girls too. You just see their boyfriends giving us the evils. I’m like, “Get up here with us” we’re an equal opportunities band. Boys should be more willing to come and dance on stage and get naked with us.
Bowie’s- Sound and Vision. That could be the opening shot, maybe as we headline Glastonbury. You see us playing our songs and then all these guys running on and taking their shirts off.
Kanye -West’s Monster could be at the start as we’re having some massive Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon esque fight over the stereo. Martyn flys over the kitchen table and kicks Mike in the back of the head just as he’s putting on Flamings Lips- Yoshimi.....
Martin Rev’s -Mari would be used over the montage footage that shows us writing our first songs, then rehearsing and then exploding on to the world stage dressed as giant Panda’s. It’s a movie that takes liberties with the truth.
Latin America…Best gigs of our lives
Portugal. The Man is a band from Wasilla, Alaska conformed by John Gourley, Noah Gersh, Kyle O´Quin, Kane Ritchotte and Zachary Carothers. Is one of the bands that were part of the first Indio Emergente festival in Queretaro, Guadalajara and Cholula in Mexico.
Fridöm had the chance to talk with Zachary Carothers, who gave us his impressions about Mexico, their latest album, etc...
Fridöm: Hi Zach, welcome to Cholula, How do you feel about being in Mexico and what has been your impression so far?
Zach: Is the first time we play in Mexico, we always have received a lot of interest from our fans to play over here, is our first time and we couldn´t be happier. This place ( Cholula) is a great place, we had time to walk around and is awesome.
Fridöm: And, what about the fans, very different from one place to another?
Zach: Yes, and is great, in every show we like to talk and meet new people, and these days have been great, we haven´t slept much, we have had long nights since we arrived, but we are enjoying it!!
Fridöm: This is your last show in Mexico, how different are your shows from one city to another?
Zach: Every show is different, yesterday we played and we were partying late, so we never know what will happen. However, I have the feeling that since this will be the last show and with this view of the Cholula pyramids, it will be a very special show.
Fridöm: You must hear this question, quite a lot, however for all those people that do not know, could you tell us where does the name Portugal. The Man comes from?
Zach: It does not have to do anything with Portugal, the country, even though we love that country, so I´ll explain:
I do love the country, we had the opportunity to play with Peaches and Nine Inch Nails and is a very interesting country, the name however comes from the idea of creating a fictional character, a country has a name that represents a group of people, like David Bowie who had Ziggy Stardust, as we are not one person, but a group, we took the name of a country as our alter ego.
Fridöm: Last year, you released your album and we have seen that usually you have a new album each year, can we expect the new album for Portugal. The Man for next year?
Zach: Except this year, this album took us longer, and we realized that sometimes the people you want to work with is not always available, so we have to schedule our times to the people we are workig with. For our new material we are taking longer, but we are close, almost ready...
Fridöm: Your video “ All Your light” was directed by Dan Brown, how was the experience?
Zach: Was really good, actually is the first time that we did not participate directly and we let the director to do what he had planned, we generally participate in all the process and concepts, but this time was different and we enjoyed the result.
Fridöm: You are band that is always on the road and touring, what do you like to do, do you have any hobbies?
Zach: I take pictures, and usually our hobbies are part of the band, is very linked to what we do. For example I am the band´s photographer, is work but it makes me happy. For example, here we haven´t had the time we´d like to because we are very busy, however sometimes you get time to take pictures and walk around.
Fridöm: We read somewhere, that your last album was recorded in El Paso, Texas?
Zach: Yes, in the border with Mexico, is 35 miles east from El Paso, it is called Tornillo. It is a beautiful place, and the studio is my favorite one. I love the vibe of that place and that part of the country. Unfortunately, that time we did not crossed to Mexico, we did not have the time to do it.
Fridöm: And you also recorded in London, San Diego...?
Zach: Yes, but we did not go to London, that was the plan, so we just recorded in El Paso, New York, San Diego and in our basement in Portland and Seattle, we were everywhere. That album was a bit exhausting, it took me almost 10 years of my life ( laughs), was very stressful as we couldn´t get to where we wanted, BUT I loved it, this is what it is about and all the suffering had its rewards and the result of a good album.
Fridöm: After this tour, what are your plans?
Zach: We will take holidays with the band, all the team will come and we will go to Cancun, so I am very excited, it will be fun. I will get some tan before going back to Alaska ( laughs).
Fridöm: Thanks Zach for the interview and hope you enjoy your time in Mexico and the show in Cholula.
Zach: Thanks to you and hope you enjoy the concert, and see you later at the after-show.
Here is the video "All your Light" directed by Dan Brown.
Fridöm spoke with We Are Augustines, this band from New York, formed by Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson and Rob Allen. They played in Coachella in 2012, and were touring in UK with Kaiser Chiefs and Band of Skulls. Their album Rise Ye Sunken Ships , an emotional, conscious and no fears album transmit us those emotions and stories in a sublime way. Rise Ye Sunken Ships was released on march 2012. One of the vicinity of the New York band is with Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, who have a song called "Juarez". Fridöm talked to Billy McCarthy, lead singer and guitarist of the band to learn more about their origins and relation with this border city.
Fridöm: How would you describe your album Rise Ye Sunken Ships to new listeners?
A pretty life affirming journey through music. Just some people who needed badly to say their piece about some things on a record.
Fridöm: Regarding your song “Juarez” – There are few bands talking about the situation in this city, how did you come with the song and what is the closeness of the band with Juarez?
I'm surprised and saddened that Juarez is not front page news in this country or an urgent topic in the music community. Over the years many artists, actors spent time there and many musicians have written about it. It's a mythological place to me. But behind that mythology is a reality that I'd been reading about until it ended up in a song I wrote. It's a never ending parade of tragedy and somewhat political topics that really hurt me to read. The violence comes from a trade that is a black market trade of which my country is involved in the shadows. And tragically the people who suffer appear nameless and with no connection to Americas conscience. I'm heartbroken that people can buy bullets from us in El Paso and since "it's legal" ,the reality of who is actually using them and for what evaporates. I love Mexico and will forever. It has given me so much, it's been a teacher through my life and I'm frustrated.
Fridöm: You guys were shooting the video of Juarez earlier this year, can you tell us more about it, and what was your feeling while being there?
It was tense. Ive been to Israel before and it reminded me of it. My heart was very raw and I felt that in the shadows were very lost people doing bad things to survive, but I couldn't see them in the daylight.
Fridöm: You were based in NY, a city with citizens from all over the world, also a lot of people from Mexico and Latin America, how has this influenced your music?
Well it's impossible to quantify that. But I'd say by osmosis. It just creeps into you. You can't imagine a world without culture.
Fridöm: Is there any special place you have, where you write your songs, or where you get the inspiration from, or can it happen anywhere?
Fridöm: You seem to be very adventurous and always on the road, what has been the most adventurous experience while travelling?
Juarez of course!
Fridöm: Some people like to paint, or read, do you have any special hobbies while being on the road?
We DJ in the van a LOT!
Fridöm: For some people freedom means to travel, to be independent or a spiritual journey, for you what is it?
It is simply opening your mind, heart and eyes to the world. It is a teacher.
Fridöm: What’s in your music playlist right now?
Lots of African and carribean music.
Fridöm: What suggestion would you give to any bands that have been knocking on doors and trying to make music their way of living?
Don't give up. Work on you, because if your art is speaking loud, then that's always better than words and it is ultimately the most important thing.
Fridöm: At the moment you are doing a tour in the UK, are there any plans for performing in Mexico?
It would be a total dream to play in Mexico! Please tell people about us!!
Fridöm: Finally, any message you would like to send to our Mexican readers?
You inspire us and you inspire the entire world. We love you very much.
Here's a behind the scenes for you :)
Fridöm: Before we get started talking about Poolside, could you tell our readers a little about yourself, specifically your background in dance music?
In brief, I started working at a record store in college, I began as "the indie rock guy", however the store had an extensive dance music selection and a mostly DJ clientele. Many bay area djs would shop there, sale their collections there, hang out there, etc plus all of the buyers we're really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about music, so they introduced me to all sorts of good stuff I would have never known about. From there I started DJing and throwing parties and shortly after became a touring DJ.
Fridöm: How did you guys decided to work together in Poolside and put together your album Pacific Standard Time, as your first theme Do You Believe, was released a year ago in 2011?
We've been friends for about 9 years, have DJed together many times, worked a few side projects together, and in general just appreciate a lot of the same music (dance and otherwise) and so it was just a natural progression.
Fridöm: You have described your music under the genre Day Disco, but for those who are not familiar with the concept, how would you describe it?
Just disco music that is nice for daytime enjoyment. The backstory is our studio is a converted pool house in Los Feliz CA that is literally steps away from a pool, we we're making music and then listening to the demos in the pool ,one hot weekend and decided that we would focus the music on that sort of fit the "poolside" vibe and we call that sound "daytime disco".
Fridöm: As the name of your band Poolside, you are performing in a lot of parties with pools I guess…so which has been the most exciting and interesting pool party where you have been lately?
We've played quite a few pool parties, but so far the most interesting was in Guadalajara at a place called Mansion Morquecho. The pool has a Grecian feel to it with columns, statues, and fountains coming out of it. It's surrounded by a huge grass lawns so it's a really special setting to play.
Fridöm: Whenever we listen to a song or a set it always transports us to a place, a feeling, a moment… are there any specific beaches or summer spots where your mind travels every time you play one of your songs?
I would say all the summer spots and beaches we've traveled to have an influence on the music we make, but we haven't wrote any songs about a specific location like Kokomo by the Beach Boys are anything like that.
Fridöm: You will be doing a lot of presentations this summer in US, any plans to visit Mexico or any other Latin American country in the next months?
We'll be in Mexico City, Bogota Colombia, and Santiago Chile in November.
Fridöm: Now to finish, could you please answer with the first word that comes into your mind followed by these words?
Pools… are fun
Mezcal… yes please
Latin America... see you soon
Funeral Suits are Brian James, Mik McKeogh, Greg McCarthy y Dar Grant. Their album "Lily of the Valley" was produced by Stephen Street ( The Smiths, Blur). Fridöm spoke with Mik McKeogh about their new album, their videos, Latin America and more...
Fridöm: Could you tell us a little background about Funeral Suits, how did you guys meet and decide to do music together?
We started playing together about 4 years ago. We'd all played in previous bands when we were teenagers and we drifted together because we wanted to start something new. I was looking for a drummer and i met Greg through an ad i posted on an internet forum. Then a friend who i used to live with introduced me to Brian and Darragh joined a little while after. We needed a fourth set of hands and we all knew Darragh as he'd played in a band with Brian before. We all have similar aspirations and overlapping tastes in music. We fit together pretty well.
Fridöm: Lily of the Valley is the album debut for Funeral Suits; Could you describe the album in 5 words?
The Sound inside our heads
Fridöm: You worked with Stephen Street in this album, how was the experience?
It was great. Stephen is a lovely guy and an amazing producer. I'm sure we were all excited and nervous at the time about the prospect of working with him but he's great at making people feel at ease. We learnt alot working with him and he was very important in helping us get the album out there. With out him i don't know how we would have gone about recording the album, we were very lucky he saw something good in us.
Fridöm: Your videos are very creative and seem to follow a story line, does the entire band participate in the creative process?
We all write songs together. We have different processed though so nothing is set in stone. With videos and art work we like to work with our friends outside the band. Philip Kennedy has been doing our art work since we started out. We've worked with various friends on videos. We like the buzz of interacting with other creative people and sharing a common goal of expressing ourselves and what we're about to the wider population. With the videos for Health, All those friendly people, and Hands down we worked with Shaun Ryan. He grew up with Darragh and Brian. When we made the video for Health we didn't know it was going to be a trilogy of connected stories that idea came later. We actually really would have liked to make a short film as well but I think its too big a project for us to take on right now. We made a trilogy of videos for Colour Fade as well with three videos made by three different people but exploring the same ideas from different angles.
Fridöm: You have been on the road for a while, what do you like to do to have fun? (hobbies, activities).
We like watching films and some TV shows. We all like reading. Some of us like soccer. Some of us have made a hobby of finding the best coffee houses in a city.
Fridöm: Talking about touring, if you had the opportunity to choose 2 bands to tour with, which ones would it be?
The Knife and U2.
Fridöm: So far, what has been your favorite show?
I'm not sure. We're playing in Clermont ferrand in a week or so and the last time we played there it was pretty special. We always like playing in London and Dublin because they are home to us. Reading festival last summer was a really great experience.
Fridöm: If you had to choose a song from Lily of the Valley that represents you at the moment, which one would it be?
Fridöm: Finally, we heard that you might be coming to Latin America pretty soon? Any dates confirmed?
It´s something we've wanted to do for a long time. We'll be playing a SXSW in Texas in March. When we were offered that the first thing we did was ask the people we work with to find us a show in Mexico. Hopefully that will happen. We'd like to play anywhere in South America where people want to hear our music. We can see that the album has reached a lot of people in South America and we really appreciate the response we've gotten. Its inspiring and motivating new songs.