BUSTER SHUFFLE

I don’t dance but if I did I’d do it to BUSTER SHUFFLE. Anders Ekdahl ©2021

How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-Not hard as we used to say ‘Buster Shuffle’ to go and have a dance so it was a esy decision.

What was it that made you want to be in a band in the first place?
-The fun of it all. Touring, writing, anything to do with music is a goer for us.

As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-Someone will come in with an idea or a riff for a song and thats how it starts. You play your instruments and write your own parts and it all kinda comes together from that.

When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement?
-Yes especially as you tour more and more overseas. You make friends and build a great network from it.

How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-For Us it’s important that it looks and feels right. We always liked bands with strong visuals like in the Two Tone movement and bands like The Clash. They always looked the bollocks……

What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Everyday life and observations. thats what we like to write and sing about. it’s important for us to get our social observations in our tunes as its important to say what you think. not all the time but when its needed.

Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Maybe not as much but i think with the ever growing increase in vinyl that albums are being appreciated again rather than just the two minute single!

Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever? Both. There are lots of new people getting into vinyl which is cool but when you’re out and about people rely on digital to enjoy music. There is space for both formats which is what we are seeing people really adapt too.

How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-we’ve toured heavily for 10 years throughout europe the uk and the usa. the pandemic has forced us into a break and to be honest its been ok so we can concentrate on some writing.

What lies in the future?
-More new music, some singles and maybe a new album and hopefully some touring again. Lets hope Brexit wont completely stop UK bands from touring europe with costly visas. Time will tell but we sure hope we can get back on the road in the near future.

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