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When and how was your band created?
Audacity was created in 1999 by Ismo MÃ¶mmÃ¶ and Heikki Lesonen. At theÂ first the meaning was to just jam and have fun, but at the time beingÂ music just started to sound so damn good… So, maybe the thing is that Audacity created itself.
Were is the name of the band coming from?
Our English friend Emma suggested the name “Palefaced Audacity” and we took the first part off, because the shorter form looked better.
What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
70 90′s punk rock, pop, rock and hardrock like Sex Pistols, Smack, The Cult, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Billy Idol and that kind of bands, who know how to have a good time and get that feeling to audience too. Nothing too serious, but done with big heart and honesty.
What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician / singer (in Finland)?
Small markets to this kind of music and record companies don’t haveÂ enough courage to sign bands of this genre. Hard to get gigs and get paid of it too, which is the major problem to arrange gigs in other cities. But still it is positive, that finnish music has it’s own kind of vibe, that separates it from the other countries. So we hope labels would find the courage that artists do posses.
How could you qualify your style of music?
Heh, it’s kind of glam rock without make-up hahaha… Mean ‘n’ dirty street rock I would call it.
Have you ever considered the possibilty to change totally your style of music?
If so, what style of music would you choose?
Nope! We didn’t choose our style of music, it just was our “drug of choice”. Of course everyone of us have it’s own favourite bands from reggae to metal and if someone want to play reggae, then it would be a separate band project. Oh yes, we could take some influences from other styles, but nothing more.
What are stories/topics you tell/treat in your songs?
Every song has it’s own story of course. We are not to educate people, every listener can make their own opinions about the lyrics, but the subjects come from ordinary life.
What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
It depends of the mood that we’re on, sometimes the harder bits, sometimes the mellow ones. Every song is a favourite.
Do you tour regularly? Do you actually prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
Not really, because we’re an unsigned band and it would be too expensive to do so. Still there are plans, but nothing solid yet. Of course studio and live have both good sides, we kick ass no matter where we are.
During the process of making an album, what is the moment that you prefer?
When you find something by accident, improvisation. When the mood and atmosphere is right, then you just have grab it and BANG!
What kind of music / What artists do you currently listen?
Too many to mention, five guys=100 favourite artists and styles. It’s not about the style, it’s about the vibe.
A stupid question but… what is among all the songs you’ve been listening in your life the BEST song?
This is easy, Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley, the king still rules.
Internet is something interesting for musicians because it gives them the opportunity to touch a larger audience but it is also a threat for them (regarding the copyrights). What is your opinion regarding this medium?
Internet is the best thing ever happened to artists and when thinking about copyrights etc. record companies would take all the money anyway, so who cares.
What are your actual and future projects?
No future projects in mind, but if you mean other actual band projects, Janne Kurtti has it’s own project called Sigil and Petteri Korkala still plays bass in TK “Terveet KÃ¤det”.