Not everything has to be crfash band wallop for me to like it. I have a soift spot for things like Pat Benatar and Heart so when I came upon CRASH IN CLOUDS I had to interview them. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you?
-Julian our drummer came up with the name after watching the twin towers crash down. Seeing that it was a crash in the clouds.
Its a reminder of such a devastating day.
Who would say are the founding stones of the kind of sound you have?
-Our influences are Blondie, Yes, Toto, Pat benatar, Rush, Steelydan, Tubes, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Ratit & many more to name but a few.
When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster?
-Yes!! as we are more chilled whilst playing slower tempo tracks.
How does your music work in a live environment?
-We get the crowd involved with ordinance participation when ever possible to reach them with our music.
When you are a British rock/metal band does it feel like you are a part of a greater thing, a phenomena?
-Yes!! because bands like Man,Bullet for my valentine,Manics,Feeder have become a phenomena and lets not forget the old school gods!! of rock such as Zeppelin, Beatles,Deep purple.
Is it hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band
-Yes!! very difficult to reach our perspective fans\followers,since the demise of record company’s,especially in the u.k.
we have done various quirky things like placing C.I.C banners across road side bridges to attract attention.we also use social media online to promote our single\album releases,videos,merchandise,gigs,radio plays world wide & magazine interviews etc.
What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-Something that stands out like ours has flags of different countries,with a lady walking across the tightrope across the world.
It has to be eye catching and relate to the music that’s inside,it is also important to remember to have an interesting inside cover and credit everyone involved in the making of our album.
How important is lyrics to you? Do you have a message?
-Songs must include something you v experienced,lyrics are very important,they must have meaning,tell a story. Yes the message is within each song.
How do you promote yourself the best possible way?
-Look at the market for our music and try to target what suits it best,using all up to date social media sites.
What does the future hold?
-A future in music. Making a living out of a job we all love. Many thanks Anders.