red-numberWhen and how was your band created?
It was founded at the fall of 2004 in Jyväskylä. Few friends decided to put up a project band but soon it became much more important and we quit our main bands.

Where is the name of the band coming from?
It’s an abtract name which sounds good but later we have heard that red number two also means certain color lipstick!

What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
We all have our own favourites, but everyone in our band likes Tool, Oceansize, Mew and Faith No More.

What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician in Finland?
Nowadays it is positive that everybody knows that being a musician can be regarded as a “real” job and musicians are more appreciated than before.
Negative aspects is that being so far away from the other world makes it more expensive to make gigs abroad.

How could you define your style of music?
Progressive mainstream alternative rock.

During the years how has your musical style changed?
Towrds bigger and bigger sound. There’s no rules anymore.

How do explain these changes?
We realised how we want to sound and learned some tehniques for that.

What are topics you treat in your songs?
A finnish man in the cosmic eternity =)

What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
Few new songs under the working titles of “Makyoh” and “Old Grinder”

Do you actually prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
Both have good sides. It has to be a wonderful gig to have such a good vibes that you can get in the studio when you record something new and fantastic.
A good gig still beats up lazy and complicated studio work.

During the process of making a song, what is the moment that you prefer?
At the rehearsal, everybody gives their best shot and finally we create something out of everybodys reach.

A stupid question but… what is among all the songs you’ve been listening in your life the BEST song?
I don’t know the best song, but there was a time when I couldn’t listen Tori Amos’ song called “The Cooling” without crying.

What is your opinion, as a musician, regarding internet?
Excellent tool doing things – good and bad.

Do you have a website?
Yes, http://www.rednumbertwo.com

What are your projects for the band?
Recording the first full-lenght album this year.

What “image” do you have of French music?
Air and Phoenix are excellent…I don’t know any other bands from there…

Is there one French song that you prefer? If so, what song is it?
Air : Vagabond (excellent, excellent song!)