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When and how was your band created?
We started out in 1999. We were old friends from upper secondary school.
Where is the name of the band coming from?
I honestly don’t know. We probably couldn’t think of anything else! It’s the most common name for a cow in England!
What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
The Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins and the Flaming lips + loads of other pop and rock artists.
What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician in Finland?
Postive things? Not many! For us it’s quite hard as we chose to sing pop music in english. Both the music syle and the language are not very difficult to bringÂ to a large audience. Should done finnish metal!
How could you define your style of music?
Our first record was quite straight forward retropop-rock. Now we broadening
our horizons to something a bit more challenging and broader. More influences and trying out crazier ideas!
How do explain these changes?
Getting bored og playing 4 chords, verse-chorus-verse-chorus-middle eight-chorus. We wanted to make our music more interesting, something that wouldÂ bring forth responses from our listeners, either positive or negative!
What are topics you treat in your songs?
Well, alot of our songs are straight forward love songs or songs dealing with situations in relationships. This album we are working on at the moment is a tongue-in-cheak concept album in the 70′s prog-rock album vein about a fictionary band travelling to the future, having problems adapting to the new culture and problems in their love life etc. The funny thing is the band actually travels from ’71 to ’83, not from the present to the future. The album is very metathematical, but I’ll leave that to the listener to figure out what that is all about!
What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
Most likely a song called Go!. Very energetic and fun live!
Do you actually prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
It goes in cycles. If were doing lots of gigs, I’d rather be in the studio and vice versa. I must say, I prefer the studio more because I’m very scared of performing still. But there are times when I desperatley want to do shows. It’s exciting!
During the process of making a song, what is the moment that you prefer?
Recording guitars and synths. So much new stuff happens at that stage. We like to overdub alot, record lot’s of guitar tracks, sort make our guitar tracks into mini-orchestrations or something similar. Vocals are fun too, but they are not easy.
A stupid question but… what is among all the songs you’ve been listening in your life the BEST song?
Paul McCartney, Maybe I’m Amazed!
What is your opinion, as a musician, regarding internet?
Very useful. An easy way to gain publicity and distribute demos between band members etc. Piratism doesn’t really raise any opinions, I know it’s impossible to stop so I don’t want to get too bothered about it.
What are your projects?
What “image” do you have of French music?
Classy! I like most of the stuff I hear coming from France nowadays. Even some of the rap-music.
Is there one French song that you prefer? If so, what song is it?
The whole of Air’s Moon Safari.