BEEHOOVER

For some reason I got to think of Beethoven the first time I saw this bands name BEEHOOVER. But that is just how my twisted brain works. But I had to find out more. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-The band’s name may suggest a certain musical style. Naming a blues band „Purgatory Demon Scum“ would probably be a bit confusing. Our bandname doesn’t push us in a certain direction, it could be punk or singer / songwriter. That suits us well.

What was it that made you want to do the band?
-Ingmar and I have always had the same visions about how to write music. We realised from the start it’s just too good not to do it. We weren’t successful in finding other bandmates so we decided to try it as a duo.

What would you say has been/still is your greatest inspiration?
-When writing songs we just let go of everything and have to accept the output. We won’t push it in a certain direction. So probably the inspiration is our state of mind at the specific moment of songwriting.
For the lyrics we find inspiration in historical stuff as well as everyday life, living with other people, politics and so on.

How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-There’s a technical reason, which is to arrange them according to the running time of vinyl. Besides that we’d like to have a natural flow and good transistions from one track to another. Sometimes we create small interludes. Most important thing is to not only have an accumulation of songs but a complete album with a prevailing mood

Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-See above, question 3. In the end the impetus for making music is an urge that must be satisfied. Some people write, others paint, we make music.
How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
We don’t have specific visions concerning the artwork. If we find something that convinces us we contact the artist and if we’re lucky we’re given permission to use his art. However, everything that respresents the band should have a certain quality and be authentic.

How would you sell your sound to somebody that is totally blank to your band?
-It’s rock music that is very dynamic, versatile, elaborating and detached from common song structures. If you need bands to compare think of a mixture of Tool, Melvins, No Means No and Primus.

Are there any limitations to digital? Can you do everything you like?
-No limitations at all.

Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-We’re often filed under progressive noise, stoner or doom rock, however we see ourselves more as a standard rock band that plays an odd meter here and there. We are a bit between the worlds, which can for example make it difficult to get booked for festivals.

What does the future hold?
-More concerts, tours and another album in a few year’s time.

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