FILMSPEED is a up tempo sort of punkish band that felll on my liking when i heard them the first time. Kinda like a punked up Backyard Babies if you like. Anders Ekdahl ©2018 <!–more–>
How important is the band’s name in giving
out the right kind of vibe?
-What’s in a name? Think of all the great bands out there with dumb names. We strive for that kind of excellence. The name is just a symbol for the music. As long as people all say “Filmspeed” to refer to our music, we’ve done our job.
I wanted to start a band in the 80s but
couldn’t find the right people to do so with. What was it that made you want to
do the band?
-We all just love music to the point where we don’t know how to do anything else. So what better thing to do than the band!
With so many genres and sub-genres of metal
today what is your definition of the music you play?
-Who told you we were a metal band? We like metal, but we certainly don’t consider ourselves a metal band. Rock n’ roll is more our speed. Choose whatever sub-genre therein you like.
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a
method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-We like to think of our records like a show, containing all the ups and downs therein. Our motto is: Show Flow, Bro.
I am fascinated by how people can still
come up with things that hasn’t been done before, chord structures that hasn’t
been written, sentences that hasn’t been constructed before. Where do you find
your inspiration to create?
-We’re not entirely sure that every chord structure HASN’T been done before. There are only 12 notes in Western music, and therefore a finite amount of combinations and permutations one can put them in. We like to think more in terms of how to repackage things that may have been done before, but putting enough of a spin on them to make them unique and personal to us. So our inspiration mostly comes from the greats who came before us, but that’s not to say we don’t want to add our voices among them.
How important is the graphic side of the
band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-We are all much too focused on the audio side of things to worry too much about the visual. We own Adobe Photoshop and make impulse decisions. If it really matters, we outsource to someone with a better eye whom we trust.
I get the feeling that more and more
metalheads too are just downloading single tracks. Is the album as relevant
today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Yes. Our latest release is a single and a B-side, thanks to the internet attention span of today. Personally, of course we all love albums, and will continue to make them. But in the meantime, we’ll keep churning out singles just to keep up.
Are we killing our beloved metal scene by
supporting digital downloading or can anything positive come from supporting
single tracks and not albums? Will the fan as we know him/her be gone soon?
-Dude, you’re living in the past. The fan you’re describing literally doesn’t exist anymore. The best we can hope for now is to make everybody go to a show and support live music. Rock n’ roll (and metal) will never die as long as people keep going to concerts.
Is there a scene to speak of for a band
like yours? Where do you fit in?
-People have a hard time putting us into one category. Case in point, this is a metal magazine. Luckily, we can play with just about any band, and blend ourselves into whatever situation we’re in. Here’s looking at you, Coachella!
What does the future hold?
-Here’s looking at you, Ozzfest! We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Keep up to date on all our socials: @filmspeedmusic on pretty much everything, and you’ll see us grinding.